Top 10 Audi Models
is a German car brand that traces its roots back to the early 20th century. The brand was first established in 1909 by August Horch, an automotive engineer who had previously worked for Audi Germany. Audi's first car, the Audi Type A, was launched in 1910 and quickly became one of the best-selling cars in Germany. In 1932, Audi merged with three other German car brands - DKW, Horch, and Wanderer - to form the Auto Union Corporation. During this time, Audi produced a number of iconic cars, including the Audi Type C and Audi Type D. In 1945, following the end of World War II, the Audi factory was destroyed by Allied bombing raids. However, production soon resumed and Audi went on to enjoy great success in the post-war era. Today, Audi is one of the leading luxury car brands in the world and continues to produce some of the most innovative and stylish cars on the market. Let’s take a look at Audi’s top 10 models.
The A4 is one of the most popular models. It was designed by the Italian design house Pininfarina. It is based on the platform of the Volkswagen Passat. The A4 made its debut in 1994 and has been in continuous production ever since. The A4 has won many awards, including the European Car of the Year award. It is a mid-size luxury car with a front engine and all-wheel drive. It is available in saloon and estate forms. There are also coupé and convertible versions available. Journalists have praised the A4 for its impressive performance, roomy interior space, and high level of equipment specification.
The A7 is a mid-size luxury car that was launched in 2010 and is powered by a four-cylinder engine mated to an automatic transmission. The A7 is based on the Volkswagen Group A platform. It has four doors, a higher rear roofline than most cars, and an integrated boot spoiler. The A7 won many awards and the German Car of the Year award in 2017, while it was also voted one of the world's best cars by Top Gear.
The Q4 e-Tron is an electric family car from Audi. It is the first mass-market electric vehicle
and was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2012. The Q4 Ev features a 200-kilowatt electric motor that accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h. The car has a large luggage compartment, stop/start technology, fast charging system and a high level of safety features available. The price point for the Q4 e-Tron retails at around 50,000 dollars.
The Q5 is a compact luxury crossover SUV
available in a 2-wheel or all-wheel drive format. It was launched in 2008 and is based on the Volkswagen Group MLB platform. While based on Volkswagen's best-selling model, the Audi Q5 replaced early versions of Audi's coupe SUV – the Q7, and fits into a mid-sized luxury car segment. The Q5 also has a standard seven-speed dual-clutch Tiptronic S transmission system and can accelerate from 0–100 km/h in 8. The reviews of the Q5 have been positive, with praise aimed at the car's styling, powerful engines, and impressive handling.
The Q7 is a luxury crossover SUV. It was first launched in 2004 and has been in continuous production since its debut. The Q7 is basically an enlarged version of the previous model, the Q6. Its dimensions are very similar to those of the Volkswagen Touareg, on which it is based. The car can seat five people comfortably, and unlike most SUVs, it has a long wheelbase – making for a roomy passenger compartment. The price of the Q7 sits at around $100,000.
The R8 is a mid-engine, 2-seater sports car that was launched at the 2006 Paris Motor Show. It was designed by chief Wolfgang Egger who had previously designed the Lamborghini Diablo, Countach and Miura concept cars. The R8 was named after the successful racing car, R8 Le Mans. Its 5200 cc V10 engine has a maximum power output of 420 bhp and a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph). It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and has a fuel consumption of 8.4 litres per 100 km (27 mpg).
The Q8 is a full-size luxury SUV. It was showcased at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It is based on the same platform as the next generation of Audi Q7 SUV, which will be unveiled at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The dimensions of the car are very similar to that of a mid-size version of its predecessor – the Q7. The Q8 has a standard all-wheel-drive system and comes with either a 3 L or 3.0 L turbocharged V6 engine paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The turbocharged engine delivers a maximum power output of 330 kW (450 hp) and 550 N·m (405 lb·ft).
The RS4 is a high-performance version of the A4 saloon launched in 2004. It was designed to be an exclusive sport saloon and went into production with a 2.7 L turbocharged V6 engine which delivered a maximum power output of 414 bhp and 516 N·m (380 lb·ft) of torque. The engine is paired with Audi's seven-speed S Tronic gearbox, and standard driving modes include comfort, auto, dynamic, and individual modes for custom settings. The RS4 also comes with a manual transmission as an option. The RS4 has several other notable features, including alloy wheels, air conditioning as standard, front sport seats, front and rear parking sensors, analog instruments with a multifunction display, and Drive Select. The RS4 went on sale in early 2005 and the price point was between $45,000 and $80,000.
The Q3 is a compact crossover SUV that was launched in 2013. It is built on the Volkswagen Group MQB platform. The Q3 is available in a number of variants that are either 2 or 4-wheel drive, with diesel or petrol engine options. The RS Q3 was launched at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It comes with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of 262 km/h.
The RS 7 is a high-performance version of the A6 saloon that was launched in 2017. It is based on the Volkswagen Group MLB platform with which it shares many parts. The car has a longitudinally-mounted engine that punches out 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 310 km/h (193 mph). The car can be driven either in a normal or sport mode, which is controlled by an RS mode selector on the steering wheel. The RS 7 and all Audi models come standard with all-wheel drive and are available in saloon, estate, and Avant body styles.