With over 100 years of history, Audi is a brand from automaker AUDI AG, a German company that builds luxury cars and SUVs. The Audi brand of cars were established in 1909 in Zwickau by August Horch one of the pioneers in the Germany’s automotive industry. The first set of cars with the brand Audi came on the market in 1910. These cars earned great acclamation for their unique string of victories in the International Austrian Alpine Run in 1912 and 1914.
After World War I, Audi distinguished itself when they were the first brand to have the steering wheels of their cars on the left and the gear lever in the centre. Audi started building four and six-cylinder cars between 1920s and the early 1930s. In 1923 Audi’s first six-cylinder model made its debut which also featured one of the first hydraulic four-wheel brake systems to be used in Germany. Additionally in 1980 the company unveiled the Audi Quattro, an all-wheel-drive sport coupe which was a clear indication of the things to come. Although the Quattro coupe is no more its name still lives on.
In 1932 Audi merged with three other automakers DKW, Wanderer, and Horch to form Auto Union and the four rings that are Audi’s trademark are a symbol of this. Audi was the last nameplate that exited from that union, and was bought in 1964 by Volkswagen. This makes it a part of the Volkswagen group.
Audi’s manufacturer has distinguished itself from others with its superbly designed interiors, which is a true symbol of luxury, quality and ergonomic design. The lush combination of the finest wood and leather is used to make one of the most stylish cabins out there. Audi vehicles are considered to be collectibles and every decade history has brought forth its classics. Some of Audi classics include the Audi 100 Coupé S, Audi Quattro and the Audi NSU Ro 80.