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Audi

German company that designs, engineers, manufactures and distributes automobiles and motorcycles.add

Category: Business (14)

Founded in 1908.

Countries: Germany (31%), (22%), United States (9%)

Main connections: Audi TT, Volkswagen, Audi 100

Linked to: Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen Group, Daimler-Benz, International Motor Sports Association

 

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1965

Audi 100 - Its name originally denoting a power output of , the Audi 100 was the company's largest car since the revival of the Audi brand by Volkswagen in 1965


1966

Audi 4000 - The "' Audi 80"' is a compact executive car produced by the German car manufacturer Audi, from 1966 to 1996

 

Audi 80 - The "' Audi 80"' is a compact executive car produced by the German car manufacturer Audi, from 1966 to 1996


1968

Audi 100 - The Audi 100 was shown to the press on 26 November 1968


1969

Porsche - The two companies collaborated in 1969 to make the VW-Porsche 914 and 914-6, whereby the 914-6 had a Porsche engine, and the 914 had a Volkswagen engine, in 1976 with the Porsche 912E and the Porsche 924, which used many Audi components, and was built at Audi's Neckarsulm factory

 

Volkswagen - The two companies continued their collaboration in 1969 to make the VW-Porsche 914 and 914-6, whereby the 914-6 had a 6-cylinder Porsche engine, and the standard 914 had a 4-cylinder Volkswagen engine, and in 1976 with the Porsche 912E , and the Porsche 924, which used many & Audi components and was built at an Audi Neckarsulm factory


1970

Audi 100 - Despite running the Ingolstadt production line at full capacity, supply fell short of demand to such an extent that during the summer of 1970 an additional production line for Audi 100s was set up in Volkswagen's own Wolfsburg plant, which made it the first water-cooled car to be produced in Germany's largest car plant


1971

Audi 100 - In March 1971 the 500,000th Audi was produced


1973

Volkswagen - First in the series was the Volkswagen Passat , introduced in 1973, a fastback version of the Audi 80, using many identical body and mechanical parts

 

Martin Smith (designer) - Having begun his career at Porsche in 1973 which included a short stint working on commercial vehicles for Ogle Design in Letchworth, Smith moved to Audi in 1977, briefly to BMW only to return to Audi where he would remain for the majority of the 1980s and 1990s


1974

Audi 50 - The "' Audi 50"' is a supermini economy car produced by German automaker Audi from 1974 to 1978 and sold only in Europe


1976

Audi 100 - A four-wheel drive prototype of the Audi 100 C1 was built in 1976, long before the appearance of the quattro

 

Audi 100 - The restyled C2 Audi 100 was launched in 1976, with an in-line five-cylinder engine


1977

Audi 50 - The & Volkswagen Polo range continued to evolve, with the Volkswagen Derby notchback version, despite being developed by Audi at Ingolstadt, branded as a Volkswagen and launched in 1977

 

Audi 100 - A two-door sedan version was offered, primarily on the domestic market, from February 1977, but by now there was little demand, even in Germany, for large two-door sedans: few of these two-door Audi 100 C2s were sold

 

Audi 100 - At the end of September 1977, the Audi 100 became the manufacturer's first model to reach a production level of 1,000,000 units


1978

Volkswagen - It was a re-badged Audi 50, which was soon discontinued in 1978

 

Audi 50 - The & Volkswagen and Audi badged models were sold alongside each other for 3 years until 1978, but the cheaper Volkswagen Polo outsold the Audi 50, and Audi discontinued the Audi 50 in 1978, after a total production of 180,812 units


1979

Audi 100 - The RHD Audi 200 5E and 5T were introduced into the UK in 1979, only 500 were imported


1980

Stirling Moss - He evetually left ABC in 1980 when he made a brief driving comeback in the British Touring Car Championship with Audi, alongside Martin Brundle

 

Audi 100 - This became a great marketing tool for Audi in the 1980s, and marked a huge leap forward from the boxy shape of the C2, as well as the technology it introduced, including the procon-ten safety system


1982

Martin Smith (designer) - He helped introduce a slippery aerodynamic look and austere functional cockpits to the Audi range as evidenced by the 1982 Audi 100 and 1986 Audi 80


1983

Audi 100 - Due to its low drag coefficient the 1983 Audi 200 Turbo had a top speed of 139mph


1986

Audi 4000 - The saloons were offered until late 1986 in Europe and 1987 abroad, and the B2-based Audi Coupé lasted through to 1988 before being changed

 

Audi 80 - The saloons were offered until late 1986 in Europe and 1987 abroad, and the B2-based Audi Coupé lasted through to 1988 before being changed

 

Audi 4000 - In September 1986, Audi released a new "Typ" 89 Audi 80 for the 1987 model year on the European market and introduced it elsewhere within a year

 

Audi 80 - In September 1986, Audi released a new "Typ" 89 Audi 80 for the 1987 model year on the European market and introduced it elsewhere within a year


1987

Audi 4000 - Although often called the B3 even among knowledgeable Audi enthusiasts, the official and correct nomenclature was its production code "Typ" 89 from 1987 to 1989, and "Typ" 8A from 1990 onwards

 

Audi 80 - Although often called the B3 even among knowledgeable Audi enthusiasts, the official and correct nomenclature was its production code "Typ" 89 from 1987 to 1989, and "Typ" 8A from 1990 onwards


1988

Audi 100 - In 1988, after years of rallying, Audi would enter the Trans-Am Series with the 200 turbo quattro via the services of Bob Tullius's Group 44 Racing

 

Audi 4000 - With the 1988 model year, a new two-door Coupé was introduced in Europe, known internally as the "Typ" 8B; basically a B3 saloon with a shortened wheelbase, modified rear suspension and a new front suspension system that previewed what was to come in the B4 Audi 80

 

Audi 80 - With the 1988 model year, a new two-door Coupé was introduced in Europe, known internally as the "Typ" 8B; basically a B3 saloon with a shortened wheelbase, modified rear suspension and a new front suspension system that previewed what was to come in the B4 Audi 80

 

Volkswagen Group China - Agreements on the manufacturing of the Audi 100 under license were signed on 13 August 1988, with this date marking the conclusion of negotiations lasting one year


1989

Audi 4000 - From 1989 to 1991 the 90 offered the first 20-valve engine from Audi since the turbocharged engine used in the Audi Sport Quattro

 

Audi 80 - From 1989 to 1991 the 90 offered the first 20-valve engine from Audi since the turbocharged engine used in the Audi Sport Quattro


1990

Audi 4000 - For the North American market, however, Audi only sold coupés during the 1990 and 1991 model years, and the station wagon was never officially available

 

Audi 80 - For the North American market, however, Audi only sold coupés during the 1990 and 1991 model years, and the station wagon was never officially available

 

Brad Jones (racing driver) - In the late 1990s he set up a highly successful Audi Super Touring team for the Australian Super Touring Championship and won that twice

 

Audi 100 - The C3-platform Audi 100 was produced in Changchun, China, by FAW , for many years during the 1990s


1991

Martin Smith (designer) - Whilst in charge of the Audi Munich Design Studio, he worked with J Mays on the 1991 Audi Avus Quattro concept car which previewed a geometrical style as well as the extensive use of aluminium

 

Volkswagen Group China - Established in February 1991, "'FAW- Volkswagen Automotive Company"' is a large-scale carmaker jointly funded by China FAW Group subsidiary First Automobile Works, Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Investment Co., Ltd. It was the first modern car industrial base constructed with an economy of scale in China


1992

Luc Donckerwolke - In 1992 he moved to Ingolstadt for a 2 year stint at Audi Design

 

Audi 4000 - The final B3 80s and 90s were sold as 1992 models in North_America; in Europe, all B3s were discontinued at the end of the 1991 model year to give way to the B4 series; a few Audi 90 Sport Quattro with the 2,3 L 20v engine are, however, known to have come off the assembly lines as late as early 1992

 

Audi 100 - They are essentially the same engines offered in the 1992, B4 Audi 80


1993

Audi 4000 - The B4 platform S2 Avant was used between 1993 and 1995 as the basis for Audi's RS2 Avant super-sports estate, which was modified for Audi with assistance from Porsche

 

Volkswagen Group China - In November 1993, the then-Board Chairman of FAW and Volkswagen AG, signed a letter of intent on the integration of Audi production and a V6 engine plant into the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, which had been established at the end of 1991


1994

Quattro GmbH - Chronologically, the first Quattro GmbH model produced was the Audi RS2 Avant, a joint venture between Porsche and Quattro GmbH, from 1994-1996

 

Ayrton Senna - Senna's personal car in 1994 was an Audi S4

 

Audi 100 - The Audi V8 had been replaced by the A8 in 1994


1995

Audi 100 - For the 1995 model year, in conjunction with some styling revisions, Audi dropped the Audi 100 tag, renaming it the A6 instead

 

Audi 4000 - The B4 platform saloon was replaced by the Audi A4 for the 1995 model year , followed by a new "A4 Avant" later in 1996

 

Volkswagen Group China - As a result of the signing of the agreements in December 1995, Audi acquired a 10 percent stake in the joint venture by the name of FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd. Volkswagen AG controls 30 percent, with FAW continuing to hold a 60 percent stake


1996

Rinaldo Capello - He won the championship again in 1996, but in an Audi A4 this time

 

Audi 4000 - The 80-series was effectively replaced by the new Audi A4 in 1996, a variant of the 1996 Volkswagen Passat

 

Volkswagen Group China - The first Audi product built by the joint venture, a modified Audi 100 with V6 engine bearing the model designation Audi 200, went into production in May 1996


1997

Andrej Studenic - He joined the Central European Touring Car Championship in 1997 with the Audi team, moving to Super Tourenwagen Cup in 1999

 

Cameron McConville - In 1997 he was chosen to replace Greg Murphy as the Audi Australia 'works' driver where he finished third in the Australian Super Touring Championship


1998

Audi 4000 - Both the Coupé and the Cabriolet were effectively replaced by the first-generation Audi TT coupé and roadster, sold between 1998 and 2006

 

Martin Smith (designer) - Smith was reunited with another former colleague, Chris Bird, who moved to Ford as Design Director from Audi in 1998


1999

Ayrton Senna - In 1999, & Audi Senna was created as a joint venture of Audi with Senna Import

 

Volkswagen Group China - The Audi 200 remained in production until summer 1999 with 2,6 and 2,4 litre V6 engines and the 4-cylinder, 1,8 litre turbo power unit

 

Audi 50 - The Audi 50 had no replacement in the supermini class until the launch of the significantly larger Audi A2 in 1999 which was discontinued in 2005


2000

Rinaldo Capello - Capello was selected for the 2000 Le Mans race by the Audi Sport Joest team, driving the Audi R8 - the team finished in third place

 

Tom Kristensen - In 2000, 2001, and 2002 he won the 24 Hours at Le Mans race with the powerful Audi R8 along with Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro, becoming the first three drivers since Jacky Ickx in 1977 to win the race on three straight occasions

 

Volkswagen - Volkswagen long resisted adding a utility vehicle to its lineup, but it finally relented with the introduction of the Touareg in the early 2000s, sharing major components with the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q7 sport utility vehicles

 

Tom Waits - Waits found himself in a situation similar to his earlier one with Frito Lay in 2000 when Audi approached him, asking to use "Innocent When You Dream" for a commercial broadcast in Spain


2001

James Rossiter - Rossiter started his race career at 14 when he started Karting in TKM and Rotax Max karts and within 3 years, 2001, he graduated to single seaters initially testing a Formula Palmer Audi at the Bedford Autodrome racetrack


2002

Volkswagen - The Porsche Cayenne, introduced in 2002, shares its entire chassis with VW Touareg and Audi Q7, which are built at the Volkswagen factory in Bratislava

 

Porsche - The Cayenne, introduced in 2002, shares its entire chassis with Volkswagen Touareg and Audi Q7, which is built at the Volkswagen_Group factory in Bratislava


2003

Tom Kristensen - All of his wins since have come driving an Audi prototype, except in 2003, when he drove a Bentley prototype

 

Rinaldo Capello - Capello was on the winning team in both the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2003 and 2004, driving a Bentley Speed 8 and an Audi R8 respectively, and has finished on the podium on three other occasions

 

Quattro GmbH - A similar operation called " Volkswagen Individual GmbH", founded February 2003, is provided for Audi's Volkswagen_Group sister company Volkswagen Passenger Cars at Wolfsburg


2004

Audi India - & Audi has been selling Luxury cars in India since 2004, however the Audi India was established in March 2007 as a division of Volkswagen Group Sales India

 

Audi India - & Audi is represented in 110 countries worldwide and since 2004, Audi has been selling its products on the Indian market

 

Tom Kristensen - In 2004, he equaled Ickx's record of six Le Mans victories in Team Goh's Audi R8


2005

Heinz-Harald Frentzen - After Opel withdrew after the 2005 season, Frentzen joined Audi for 2006


2006

Timo Scheider - After one year away, Scheider returned to the DTM in 2006 with Audi Sport Team Rosberg, finishing the season in 10th place

 

Allan McNish - He has raced with great success for Audi in the American Le Mans Series, winning the title with Dindo Capello in 2006 and 2007, and taking four overall victories at the 12 Hours of Sebring

 

Allan McNish - In 2006, he continued racing with the Audi factory team and was part of the driving line up which won the 12 Hours of Sebring in the new Audi R10 TDI diesel, setting pole position and breaking the lap record

 

Rinaldo Capello - In both 2006 and 2007 Dindo finished as champion alongside Britain's Allan McNish in the Audi Sport North America run R10

 

Tom Kristensen - The 2006 race saw Kristensen finishing in third place in the new diesel-powered Audi R10

 

Volkswagen - In November 2006 Bernd Pischetsrieder announced his resignation as Volkswagen Group CEO, and was replaced by Audi worldwide CEO Martin Winterkorn at the beginning of 2007


2007

Rinaldo Capello - Capello crashed the Audi R10 TDI at the 2007 Le Mans, after losing a rear tire

 

Adam Carroll - For the start of the 2007 season, Carroll was driving a two year old Audi A4 in the German DTM series for the Futurecom TME team

 

Allan McNish - He subsequently appeared for Toyota and Audi in the race, and after losing a likely victory in the dying stages of the 2007 event, scored a second triumph in 2008 with Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello driving an Audi R10

 

Timo Scheider - In 2007 he joined the works Audi team, Abt Sportsline, finally taking his first podium finish as he finished seventh overall

 

Audi India - In March 2007, Audi set up its own sales company for India


2008

Audi 4000 - Audi has released a new mid-sized coupé for the 2008 model year, which is now known as the Audi A5

 

Martin Brundle - In 2008 he came out of retirement to drive in the Formula Palmer Audi Championship alongside his son Alex, who was a series regular

 

Katherine Legge - In 2008, Legge moved to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series, driving for Colin Kolles' Futurecom TME Audi team

 

Allan McNish - In 2008, McNish won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Audi alongside Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello


2009

Romain Dumas - As of 2009 Roger Penske lost sponsorship for the sports car program, and Dumas and Penske regular Timo Bernhard race on loan to the Audi Sport Team Joest for the 24 hours of Le Mans, finishing 17 overall and 13 in class in the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans

 

Anthony Marx - He was driving a 2009 Audi owned by the New York Public Library when he put the car in reverse and struck a parked vehicle

 

Timo Scheider - In 2009 he repeated his title success for Audi, beating closest rival Gary Paffett by five points over the ten rounds, taking two victories


2010

Audi 50 - In 2010, the Audi 50 was spiritually succeeded by the Audi A1

 

Richmond Stakes - It was sponsored by Diageo in promotion of the Tanqueray brand from 2010 and 2011 and by Audi since 2012


2011

The 2011 Audi A8 debuted a revised 6,3-litre version of the W12 engine with add something

 

Chrysler - In 2011, Eminem settled a lawsuit against & Audi alleging the defendant had ripped off the Chrysler 300 Super Bowl commercial in the Audi A6 Avant ad

 

May 2011 saw record sales for Audi of America with the new Audi A7 and Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel add something


2012

In 2012, Audi again won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, an historic first Le Mans victory for a hybrid captured by Audi's R18 e-tron quattro add something

 

It is all set to be displayed at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi, India, from the 5 January add something

 

Allan McNish - And again at the 2012 Le Mans, McNish made a driving error and lost a first place by crashing the Audi No. 2 car a few hours before the finish

 

Acura - In the 2012 film, "The Avengers", Iron Man drove an exotic sportscar by Acura, made specifically for the film, rather than the Audi R8 he previously drove

 

Chevrolet - In May 2012, Chevrolet replaced Audi as the official car sponsor of the British football team Manchester United, and from the start of the 2014-15 season Chevrolet would become the team's shirt sponsor

 

In September 2012, Audi announced the construction of its first North American manufacturing plant in Puebla, Mexico add something


2013

The e-tron was shown in the 2013 blockbuster film Iron Man 3 and was driven by Tony Stark add something

 

'The Station' ad was premiered in Canada in September 2013 add something


2014

As part of 2014 model year Audi TDI vehicles launch in the US, 3 television commercials were produced add something

 

As part of 2014 model year Audi TDI vehicles launch in the US, the 'Truth in 48' driving challenge took place from Audi Pacific dealership at Los Angeles to New York in 48 hours or less, began at 9 a add something

 

The Coast-to-coast attempt used 2014 Audi A6 TDI and Audi A7 TDI and a 2014 Audi Q5 TDI crossover as the support vehicle, with teams of eight noted hypermilers and four journalists add something

 

This team will be called "'Audi Sport Abt Formula E Team"' in the inaugural 2014/15 Formula E season add something

 

In the 13th February 2014 the team announced that it's driver line up as Daniel Abt and World Endurance Championship driver Lucas di Grassi add something

 

On 13 February 2014 the team announced its driver line up as Daniel Abt and World Endurance Championship driver Lucas di Grassi add something


2015

In 2015, Audi admitted that at least 2,1 million Audi cars had been involved in the Volkswagen emissions testing scandal in which software installed in the cars manipulated emissions data to fool regulators and allow the cars to pollute at higher than government-mandated levels add something

 

However, since the Audi emissions testing scandal came to light in September 2015, this slogan was lambasted for being discordant with reality add something

 

In November 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implicated the 3-liter diesel engine versions of the 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L and the Q5 as further models that had emissions regulation defeat-device software installed add something


2016

This plant is expected to be operative in 2016 and produce the second generation Q5 add something

 

On November 15, 2016, Audi sent the letter of intent the Government of Pakistan expressing that we would like to assemble vehicles in Pakistan add something


2017

On June 4, 2017, Audi stated that its new A8 will be fully self-driving for speeds up to 60km/h using its Audi AI. Contrary to other cars, the driver will not have to do safety checks such as touching the steering wheel every 15 seconds to use this feature add something


2018

Audi's parent company Volkswagen announced on 18 June 2018 that Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler had been arrested add something