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The modern history of «Audi» company started well before the formation of it as an individual producer within the group Volkswagen. In 1934 she was part of an alliance of four well-known German brands of Auto Union, which was originally engaged in the development of individual models under its own brand, and later as a provider of technology for cars under the same brand.
As in 1945, all the Auto Union plants were either destroyed by war or dismantled and removed from the country. The company in 1940 managed to change their place of residence, settled in Bavaria. There's also Audi and began to revive after the end of World War II.
In 1949, the first post-war trucks and motorcycles under the name Auto Union, whose production is fully fell on the shoulders Audi were released. However, in 1950 there was the first post-war passenger car company - F89 P Master Class. Audi economic situation gradually worsened, due to the growth of car sales Volkswagen iDaimler. So in 1958, Daimler-Benz bought a controlling stake in Auto Union, Audi and a year later became a full subsidiary of Daimler corporation.
By 1964, Audi brought only losses to its parent company and hope for redress is almost gone. Put it on sale in Daimler were confident that the eminent manufacturer of living out his last years. However, the company was completely bought by Volkswagen, whose leadership has decided to raise the image and brand awareness through the issuance of new models under the brand Audi.
The first car released in the Audi factories after change of the owner, has become a model Volkswagen Beetle, and at this time, in secret from all the main designer of the company has worked to develop its own car, which was to become the new model of the company for many years. So in 1968, the world saw the model of the middle class Audi 100. In 1969 Audi held the restructuring process to become a full-fledged independent brand. And in 1972, the company headed by Ferdinand Pёh, during the leadership of which was the golden age for this brand. It was patented turbocharger, Quattro all-wheel drive system. In addition, Audi began to participate in the World Rally Championship, where 23 remarkable victories were won. Along with the sports program, the company is developing new technological solutions that could be used in the manufacture of mass-produced cars.
In 1993, Audi Gmbh engulfed the British manufacturer of sports engines Kossworth, as well as the developer of the Italian sports car Lamborghini and Spanish firm Seat.
Throughout its eventful history, the German company has achieved numerous awards and victories were won the championship of the World Rally championship sports prototypes and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most prestigious endurance race.
Unlike all other brands of the concern Volkswagen, Audi does not use the technology of the parent company, but rather delivers her own. The company's engineers produce and develop multi-platform, on which are built almost all modern cars the German giant, but few people know that Audi is not limited to mass production cars. Modern Audi produces a wide variety of car models, from urban hatchbacks to luxury sedans and luxury sports cars of its own design.