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Useful information about this German brand

The birth of Audi

The origins of Audi are quite complicated and date back to the beginning of the 20th century. The initial companies (Horch and the Audiwerke) were founded by engineer August Horch; and two other manufacturers DKW and Wanderer. These companies founded Auto Union in 1932.

The modern era of Audi began in the 1960s when Auto Union was acquired by Volkswagen from Daimler-Benz. After the relaunch, Audi came up with the introduction of the Audi F103 series in 1965. Later, Volkswagen merged Auto Union with NSU Motorenwerke and the current form of the company was created in 1969.

The company name is based on the Latin translation of the surname of the founder, August Horch. "Horch", which means "listen" in German, becomes "audi" in Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo each represent one of the four car companies that founded Audi together. Audi's slogan is "Vorsprung durch Technik. However, Audi USA used the slogan "Truth in Engineering" from 2007 to 2016 and has not used the slogan since 2016. Audi, along with BMW and Mercedes-Benz, is one of the best-selling luxury car brands worldwide.

Audi Database

The overviews below show service intervals, engine oil requirements and tips for the most recent Audi models. The intervals and guidelines are only an indication, there may be circumstances in which a garage gives a different recommendation.

When to replace an Audi timing belt

The timing belt or chain is essential for (almost) any combustion engine, without it there can be no combustion. This is because the timing belt ensures that the camshaft, the crankshaft and the valves are driven by means of this belt or chain. Many Audi's have a timing belt, which has to be replaced periodically. Below per model the intervals known to us:

Which engine oil Audi

Changing engine oil on time is crucial for the condition of your engine. It is also important to know which motor oil you need. In the overview below, you can navigate to the right model. The overviews show both the type of oil and the quantity required.