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    Audi is one of the world's most recognized manufacturers of luxury cars and SUVs. Audi's history can be traced back over a hundred years, when its founder August Horch engineered the assembly of an automobile and auto parts for his own company. However, Horch would be forced out of the enterprise come 1909, but it wasn't long before he was up and running again. Due to legal constraints, Horch was unable to use his own name "Horch" for his new outfit, so his son suggested "Audi", which is a Latin derivative for the term "hear". 1910 was when Audi Automobile Works was officially formed. Throughout World War I and entering the era of the Great Depression, Audi built multiple prototypes, but its Type K is what set the tone early as it was the first German left-handed drive car to be produced. In 1932, Audi joined forces with Horch, DKW, and Wanderer to form Auto Union. Soon after, the company released the Audi Front, a sedan equipped with a 6-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. World War II severely set back Auto Union however, and it wouldn't be until 1949 when the auto-conglomerate would pick back up on its levels of pre-war production.

    Volkswagen would go on to purchase Auto Union in 1964 with the Audi name the only one left standing. The first Audi to make its mark under Volkswagen was the 100, a spry 2 or 4-door coupe/sedan equipped with a peppy 1.8L 4-cylinder engine. Right on its heels was the Audi 80, which would later go on to influence the development of the Volkswagen Passat. In 1980, Audi made a definitive splash with the Quattro. The Quattro was an all-wheel-drive coupe, making it a pioneer in the world of four-wheel drive sedans. It would also lead to the "Quattro" all-wheel-drive system eventually offered in all Audi models. A shortened wheelbase version of the car entitled the Sport Quattro was unveiled in 1984 and was also a hit on the rally circuit. The 1990s ushered in a more luxuriously-minded fleet of Audi offerings, including the A3 and the A4. The A4 premiered in 1994 as a descendent of the Audi 80 and like its stablemate the A3, was offered in both front and all-wheel drive. As the 90s drew to a close, other models such as the sleek yet sporty S4 and the compact, high-performing S3 rounded out Audi's roster. All Audi "S" models come standard with Quattro all-wheel drive.

    The new millennium has seen Audi keep pace as one of the most respected luxury names on the market. Vehicles such as the S6, S8, and TT have played a role in Audi's rise. Audi's venture into SUVs has also been a successful one. The Q7 is Audi's first full-size crossover and was introduced in 2006. Available with a V6, V8, or even a V12 engine, the Q7 also features Quattro all-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Q5 is a compact crossover which premiered in 2008 for the 2009 model year and has helped Audi remain competitive in a class once dominated by its European counterparts. In 2006, Audi began outfitting its models with daytime LED running lights. This trait first appeared on the S6 and has carried on throughout the lineup, most notably with the R8. Another characteristic Audi has been known for is the quality of interior materials, as most modern Audi vehicles feature parts decorated with leather and real wood refinements throughout the cabin.

    Audi knows no short cuts. From the performance and handling to the expressive comfort and elegance, advanced is the word when it comes to Audi and Audi Accessories. Anybody who drives one understands what they have in their model, from the insightful A4 to the A6 Quattro and every model in between: refinement; technique; class. If you believe that your Audi is capable of transcending the masses, then CARiD thinks along with you, which is why we are your home for all of the Audi Accessories and Parts that display your personal influence.

    Bridging the gap between substance and style can be a challenge, even for the shrewdest of drivers. Audi Accessories at CARiD are an easy find for everyone. We carry all of the additions your vehicle needs to be at its best both inside and out. Superior quality with superior service - when you're looking for top-quality Audi Accessories and parts, this is the place to be...

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 484 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.

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    A Sport-Themed SUV Unveiled by Audi
    A Sport-Themed SUV Unveiled by Audi

    A themed vehicle was unveiled by Audi at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. It's the Q3 Vail, a compact SUV that targets young enthusiasts of winter sports due to its design. The concept has actually taken the name after famous winter sports venue in America. As for its sporty exterior, the SUV is painted in red featuring a gold pearl and the add-on body parts have a matte gray quartz-based finish. Glossy black and aluminum details are used to enhance the styling.

    Other impressive design details are: the flared wheel arches and the running boards that are to be incorporated into the extensive range of Q3 accessories. To continue the winter sports theme, Audi developed the aluminum roof rails in order to transport snowboards or skis. The Q3 Vail is sitting on 20×8.5-inch wheels in a high-gloss finish. As for the interior, it continues the same color theme featuring a titanium gray Alcantara headliner.

    The newly built vehicle has features designed specifically for winter sports fans: a charging station placed on the side wall of the trunk, a Thermos bottle in the cup holder between the front seats, sport LED lights showing the current charge level with the flashlights being able to warm your hands of ski boots thanks to an infrared heating element. The power comes from a 2.5L turbocharged, five-cylinder TFSI which delivers 314 hp and and 295 lb-ft of torque.

    10,000,000th Midsize Audi Rolled Off
    10,000,000th Midsize Audi Rolled Off

    Ten million is how many midsize cars Audi has managed to build till nowadays. As stated by Autoblog, it's an awfully big number. Any way you look at it. Stretching back to 1972, four generations of the Audi 80 and four more of the A4, its successor nameplate, were taken into consideration.

    The 10,000,000th midsize Audi, which is a Misano Red Audi S4 featuring a black and alabaster-white interior, rolled off the assembly line in Ingolstadt in early October. The automaker has actually commemorated a milestone in production.

    Having been on the market for 39 years, midsize Audis are recognized as champions. Starting 1972 with the first Audi 80 being launched, Audi set standards in lightweight design, agility, and performance. While four generations of the Audi 80 have been produced till 1995, the Audi A4 came to replace it. It was in March 2011 when the five millionth Audi A4 left the factory.

    Playing the leading role at Audi and realizing the monumental innovations, the midsize cars showcased the excellence in performance as well. There are such legendary rallye vehicles, as the Audi Rallye quattro and the Audi Sport quattro, as well as superior circuit racing cars (the Audi 90 quattro IMSA-GTO, the Audi 80 Competition, the Audi A4 quattro (STW), and the Audi A4 DTM) among midsize Audi's. No wonder Audi's midsize class has been ahead of competition.

    All New Electric Audi A2 Comes Out
    All New Electric Audi A2 Comes Out

    Audi is planning to launch the next generation Audi A2 which appears to be a rival to forthcoming BMW i3. New Audi A2 is debuting as an electric car concept at Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

    Back in 2005 the original model was discontinued, because of its aluminum construction's high price. According to the insider, the reborn model keeps aluminum spaceframe chassis, though it will cost more. Audi is actually setting the vehicle apart from more conventional A1 and A3, bringing the exciting technical innovation. New model is definitely more flexible and has the MPV-style body. Unlike most battery models, the next generation Audi A2 will be built from the ground up as a pure electric machine. The idea is so favoured by Audi that it could give a birth to a family of A2 electric models and create a standalone brand. Audi has bought a number of offshore wind turbines to power the manufacturing of pilot fleet of natural gas-powered A3 models and is going to use the same strategy in A2 production to keep it carbon neutral.

    Presenting an attractive blend of stlye, efficiency, and utililty, the refreshed Audi A2 is likely to be a tidbit for image-conscious buyers. The model received the panoramic glass sunroof, sleek body style, and notably wide wheel arches. As for the interior, it is much alike with the A1's, but more versatile. It features a variable-height boot floor, a sliding rear bench, and additional room for rear-seat passengers. New Audi A2 is expected to get to dealers by 2015.