What is the meaning of the Four-Rings emblem?
Each ring represents an independent German automobile manufacturer – Audi, DKW, HORCH and Wanderer: individually founded in the late period of the nineteenth century. However, between 1928 and 1932, these four German automakers merged under a new and unified company called Auto Union AG – the predecessor of Audi we know it today. Eventually the four automakers went their separate ways leaving Audi, or August Horch to inherit the four-rings logo. Unfortunately, the Audi logo drew a striking resemblance to that of the five-rings Olympic Games logo and in 1995 Audi was sued by The International Olympic Committee in the International Trademark Court: who voted in favour of Audi. However, there is an ironic twist to the story: in 2013 Audi became the I.O.C’s official vehicle supplier.
How much is an Audi in South Africa?
Audi cars are available for sale in South Africa in a number of trim levels starting from under R50,000 for an older model with prices dependent on year of manufacture, mileage, service history and the vehicles spec. Whereas some models exceed the R2000,000 mark, there are however other more affordable Audi used cars for sale - but keep in mind that Audi is a status brand and for that you will pay a premium.
Is an Audi a reliable car?
Audi’s founder, August Horch, made it his highest priority to build the best engine in the world - an engine that would win both on the racetrack and on the road. Audi were the first to build a front-wheel-drive 6-cylinder-engine vehicle, along with the introduction in 2004 of TFSI-Turbo-Fuel-Stratified-Injection technology – that provides maximum performance, improved fuel-economy and reduced emissions. Audi South Africa has never had to recall any Audi for any type of mechanical failure – except for electrical issues that affected the heater along with a worldwide recall on all vehicles installed with Takata airbags.
What makes an Audi worth the money?
Excellent resale value, sound aerodynamics, deluxe cabin features and dynamic performance: while Quattro remains the gold-standard of all-wheel-drive technology. Furthermore, owning an Audi resonates status, class and exclusivity. “However, what is the point of owning a car that will broaden your social-circles but is inept around a traffic-circle? “Some Audi’s are now equipped with the most cutting-edge driver-safety aids – like night vision assist, active lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise-control and traffic-jam assist.
Is an Audi expensive to service and maintain?
Older generation Audi’s are much simpler in their technology and are relatively inexpensive to maintain. However, more current Audi models that are fitted with autonomous safety and cutting-edge braking systems can be extremely expensive to maintain: therefore, where possible opt for an extended maintenance plan – you will be glad you did in the long-run!
Where can I find a Audi for sale?
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