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Audi Collision Repair in Oklahoma City

Get to Know Audi

Audi is a German auto manufacturer with an easily recognizable symbol of four intertwined rings. The company focuses solely on luxury models and is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. You can find Audi vehicles all over the world even though there are only nine production facilities in use around the globe.

The History of Audi

The first portion of the company was established in 1885, known as Wanderer. NSU was also founded around the same time, which would also merge into Audi. August Horch founded the A. Horch & Cie company in 1899. He later founded the August Horch & Cie. Motorwagenwerke AG, in 1904.

Just five years later, he left the company and founded a second automotive company. A court ruled that he couldn't use Horch in the name because it belonged to the first company. In a meeting with some friends, one of his friend's sons suggested Audi which means "to listen" in Latin, which was similar to Horch, which has the German meaning of "hear". On April 25th of 1910, the Audi Automobilwerke GmbH Zwichau was established.

The first vehicle under this company was produced in the same year, known as Audi Type A. Type B was also produced in that year. Audi had early success in sporting events with the first models and their high-powered engines. In 1924, the first six-cylinder engine was included in a vehicle.

In 1932, a merge happened between Audi, Horch, Wanderer and DKW. The Audi Front was produced in Europe under this banner, which was the first car on that continent to use a six-cylinder engine with a front-wheel drive vehicle. The four rings symbol was developed at this time but only used on racing cars.

Things changed dramatically in the 1930s. At this time, the four brands were still producing separate models under each name. DKW models were commanding the German car market while Audi was slowly disappearing. By the end of the decade the Audi name was completely eliminated from the market on new vehicles for the next two decades.

Volkswagen Enters the Game

In 1964, Volkswagen got involved by acquiring a 50 percent stake in the company. Changes were made to the models with the F103 being sold as Audi. Updated versions of this model would be named after the horsepower rating, which would introduce the Audi 60, Audi 75 and other models.

It was only after the merger with NSU in 1969 that Audi became a separate brand. A year later this new brand was introduced to the US. By 1985, the other brands of the Auto Union were no longer in production and the official name of the company became Audi AG.

Audi Today and Tomorrow

The company is still going strong in the 21st century with two plants in Germany and one in India, Belgium, Hungary, China, Slovakia, Spain, Indonesia and Mexico. Audi aims to remain quite competitive in the automotive industry with the Audi AI. This driver assist feature is moving towards autonomous driving with the ability to self-drive up to 60 km/h with the A8. When this happens, it will be the first car in production to make it to level 3 autonomous driving, allowing the driver to focus on other tasks besides driving.

Currently, Audi offers a selection of SUVs and crossovers, coupes and sedans as well as other models. The Audi Q3 and Q5 are compact SUV models with seating for five. Larger-size SUVs include the Q7 and Q8.

There's just as much diversity in the sedan lineup with the Audi A3 and A4 being the more practical and traditional design. The A5 offers a sporty look while the A8 is a full-size sedan with a lot of power. The TT is a stylish and fun roadster while the R8 is a fun sports coupe.

When an accident occurs in an Audi, you want someone working on your vehicle that understand the Audi design and technology. Bob Moore Collision can replace the components and have your Audi working and looking like new. Our team uses the latest repair technology, including paintless dent repair to ensure your model function and feels the way it did prior to the accident.

Whether you need a new paint job or a major damage repair from a crash, trust Bob Moore Collision to take care of your Audi.