Audi & Audi History
Audi AG a wholly owned subsidiary of the German automobile group Volkswagen manufactures cars under the brand name of Audi. The company was originally founded in 1909 by August Horch. He named it Audi after the Latin translation of his surname ("hark!"). However Horch was forced to withdraw from his own company after the production of the first Audi car called A 10 / 22 hp Sport-Phaeton. He then went on to join his partner and open a new company which he named Audi. The company is active in more than 100 markets across the globe. Audi AG's wholly owned subsidiaries include Automobili Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. in Sant'Agata Bolognese (Italy) and Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm.
Audi entered India in 2007 and set up its own sales company for India by establishing Audi India as a part of the Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai. Audi is making a clear long-term statement in the country with ambitious growths plans. Audi's goal is to become the leading automobile luxury brand in the Indian market in the next few years. The entire Audi range is is available at eight showrooms across the country in Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Kochi. Audi has recorded a phenomenal sales record of 778 cars for the first quarter of January-March 2010, and a sales record of 220 cars in March 2009 with a net profit of 36%.
List of cars manufactured by Audi in India
- Audi A4
- Audi A8
- Audi TT
- Audi A6
- Audi Q7
Audi cars specifications
|Audi A4||4 cylinders with engine displacement of 1781cc
Maximum Power of 158 bhp@ 4500rpm
Maximum Torque of 250nm@ 1500rpm
Wheelbase is 2808 mm
Average mileage is about 9.4 kmph
|Audi A6||4 cylinders with engine displacement of 2698 cc
Maximum Power of 180 bhp@ 3300rpm
Maximum Torque of 390nm@ 1400rpm
Wheelbase of 2843 mm
Average mileage is about 8.9 kmph
|Audi A8||4 cylinders with engine displacement of 2967 cc
Maximum Power of 299 bhp@ 4000rpm
Maximum Torque of 450nm@ 1400rpm
|Audi R8||4 cylinders with engine displacement of 4163 cc
Maximum Power of 420 bhp@ 7800rpm
Maximum Torque of 429 nm@ 4800rpm
Wheelbase of 2650 mm
|Audi Q5||4 cylinders with engine displacement of 1989 cc
Maximum Power of 211 bhp@ 4300rpm
Maximum Torque of 350 nm@ 1500rpm
Wheelbase of 2650 mm
Average mileage is about 9 kmph
Audi Cars Market Reviews
Audi A4: With features such as adaptive shock absorbers, seat fans, adaptive airbags/belts, adaptive cruise control, radio-operated key, variable steering, camera in the windshield to monitor lane position above 65 km/h that alerts the driver by vibrating, the Audi A4 is certainly something that is very new to the Indian automobile market.
Audi Q5: The new Audi Q5 combines the dynamism of a sports sedan with highly variable interior and versatile options for leisure-time and family use. Strong and efficient engines, Quattro permanent all- wheel drive and agile running gear have been brought together to create a superior technology package for both on and off road driving.
Audi A6: The latest version of the Audi A6 was unveiled in Indian in 2009. It is a luxury sedan with a combination of roomy interiors, fuel economy, elegant exteriors and advanced safety features. The latest safety features of Audi A6 sedan ensure all-round protection for the passengers during critical situations, like fast braking and accidents. In order to shield the passengers from the impact of collisions, in case of an accident, the dual-stage airbags deploy automatically.
Last Updated on 1/9/2012