|Founded in 1909|
|31 cars included|
- "August Horch, who founded a car company under his own name in 1899, was forced to leave that company in 1909. He founded a new business named Audi, which is the Latin translation of 'Horch.' Early Audis had competition success. The production cars of that late-1920s were luxurious and high-priced. In 1932, four German car companies - Audi, Horch, DKW, and Wanderer - merged to form the Auto Union; the four linked rings in the current Audi logo represent the four linked rings in the current Audi logo represent the four companies. Along with racers form Mercedes-Benz, mid-engine Auto Union race cars originally designed by Ferdinand Porsche Dominated motor racing in the 1930s.
- With the end of World War II, the Auto Union lost all production plants in the Soviet-occupied eastern part of Germany. Many of the leading staff fled to the U.S. and British Zone in Western Germany and founded a new company in the Bavarian town of Ingolstadt. In 1949, this company - baptized Auto Union GmbH - produced its first motorcycles and delivery vans. In 1958, the company's shares were acquired by Mercedes-Benz. Between 1964 and 1966, Volkswagen acquired the company and revived the Audi name for a newly designed car with a four-stroke engine.
- The car that launched Audi's modern reputation as a technology leader and maker of advanced, competitive cars was the four-wheel-drive Audi quattro in 1980. The racing version of the Audi 200 quattro dominated the TransAm series in 1988, and send competitors back to the drawing board. Audi's popular A4, A6 and A8 series cars first appeared in 1994, although their roots date back much longer - some of the predecessors were known as Audi 80 and Audi 100.
- The high-performance, all-wheel-drive S-series versions have been successful in amateur competition, and Audi's Le Mans prototype race cars have played a dominant role at the top level of motor racing, led by the 550-horsepower R8, which has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in a row. In 2006, Audi introduced the diesel-powered R10 TDI, which won in its first two outings at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2006 and 2007, as well as at three consecutive 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2006, 2007, and 2008. In 2009, Audi introduced its latest Le Mans Prototype, the R15 TDI, which won its first outing at the 12 Hours of Sebring in the same year."
Year Model PI 2009 Q7 V12 TDI C 401 2000 S4 C 415 2004 TT Coupé 3.2 quattro C 421 1995 RS2 Avant B 446 2004 S4 B 459 1983 Sport quattro B 462 2007 TT Coupé S-Line B 467 2011 RS3 Sportback B 482 November Speed Pack 2003 RS 6 B 496 2007 S5 A 502 2010 S4 A 509 2010 TT RS Coupe A 533 2011 RS 5 A 552 January Jalopnik Pack 2006 RS 4 A 560 2009 RS 6 A 566 2008 R8 A 590 2010 R8 5.2 FSI quattro S 639 1986 #2 Audi Sport quattro S1 R3 730 February American Le Mans Series Pack 2009 R8 LMS R3 744 2004 #8 Audi ABT TT-R R2 827 2011 #02 Audi A4 Touring Car R2 833 2011 #02 Audi A4 Touring Car R2 833 2011 #02 Audi A4 Touring Car R2 833 2011 #02 Audi A4 Touring Car R2 833 2011 #02 Audi A4 Touring Car R2 833 2006 #2 Audi Sport North America R8 R1 981 2011 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15++ TDI R1 981 November Speed Pack 2011 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 TDI R1 986 February American Le Mans Series Pack 2008 #2 Audi Sport North America R10 TDI R1 991 2011 #4 Forza Motorsport R10 TDI R1 991 2009 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15 TDI R1 995