Audi is a renowned German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets, and distributes luxury vehicles.
The company was founded on May 14, 1889, by August Horch and is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Audi is one of the brands under the Volkswagen Group, one of the largest automotive conglomerates in the world.
The name “Audi” is a Latin translation of the founder’s surname “Horch,” which means “listen” in German. Interestingly, “Horch” itself means “listen” in German, so the brand name was derived from the founder’s last name.
Over the years, Audi has established itself as a leading manufacturer of high-quality vehicles known for their performance, innovative technology, and sophisticated design. They produce a wide range of cars, including sedans, SUVs, coupes, convertibles, and sports models.
Audi is also known for its Quattro all-wheel-drive system, which has been a defining feature of many of their models and has contributed to their success in motorsports and on-road performance.
The Audi logo is four interlocked rings, representing the four founding companies of Auto Union, which merged in 1932 to create Audi.
Audi offers a wide range of car models, spanning various segments from compact cars to luxury SUVs and high-performance sports cars.
However, please keep in mind that manufacturers regularly update and introduce new models, so there might be additional models or changes beyond my knowledge cutoff date. Here are some popular Audi car models up until September 2021:
- Audi A1
- Audi A3
- Audi A4
- Audi A5
- Audi A6
- Audi A7
- Audi A8
Audi Q-Series (SUVs/Crossovers):
- Audi Q2
- Audi Q3
- Audi Q4 e-tron (electric SUV)
- Audi Q5
- Audi Q7
- Audi Q8
Audi E-Tron Series (Electric Vehicles):
- Audi e-tron
- Audi e-tron GT
- Audi e-tron Sportback
Audi TT Series:
- Audi TT Coupe
- Audi TT Roadster
Audi R and RS Series (High-Performance Models):
- Audi RS 3
- Audi RS 4
- Audi RS 5
- Audi RS 6
- Audi RS 7
- Audi RS Q3
- Audi RS Q8
- Audi R8 (mid-engine sports car)