Audi is one of the world’s foremost makers of luxury vehicles, and is based in Ingolstadt, Germany. Its name is derived from the Latin translation of the last name of its founder, August Horch – it means ""hear"" in German, which becomes “audi” in Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of four car companies that joined to create Audi's predecessor company, Auto Union. These were Audi, DKW, Horch (August Horch’s first company), and Wanderer.
Post-war, the company’s small two-stroke cars were far from the luxury offerings it builds now. Throughout the 1960s, Volkswagen took an ever-larger holding in Audi, and has developed it into a luxurious brand. Audi is also known throughout motorsport, having turned rallying upside down with its Quattro, and using its technology to revolutionise many areas of racing, including touring cars, Le Mans, and Pikes Peak. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Audi repair manuals and online procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts alike. We can give you all the guidance you need.