Since launching back in 1909, Audi has made a huge impact on the automobile industry. Despite its roots across different cities in Germany, the company is now a global powerhouse, and many models are close to the hearts of owners. With this in mind, we want to discuss the five best Audi vehicles ever built. If you think a model is missing from our list, let us know!
The Audi R8 first appeared in 2006, and it has been one of the most desirable vehicles in the world ever since. It drives like a racecar, works as an all-round car on the road, and looks amazing in all different colors. While some people need classic red, the model still looks sleek and elegant in yellow, white, black, green, and blue.
With a powerful mid-engine and an aluminum structure, handling is always praised by experts and it seems to master the balance between performance and everyday driving.
Although production of the Quattro stopped in 1991 after eleven years, this was a game-changing model not only for Audi but for the market as a whole. As the name hints, this was the first turbo-engine car for Audi with an all-wheel-drive (AWD), and the success that followed was unprecedented.
If you need to see just how successful the Quattro was, just look at the eight World Rally championships it won. Not only is it one of the most successful World Rally cars, but it’s also one of the most prestigious race cars across all disciplines. Still today, all Audi vehicles with AWD are labeled as ‘Quattro’ and, for this reason, it has a place on this list.
Not many people will be old enough to remember this old model, but Audi actually started as Auto Union AG, a collection of car manufacturers who were incredibly advanced for their time in the early 1900s. Why this model? Because it brought a six-cylinder engine to the market for the first time. During this era, we have to remember that there was one name at the top of the industry – Mercedes Benz. When the Horch 26/65 came along, the monopoly was over, and it built the foundations for future Audi models perfectly.
RS6 (and Avant)
When the RS6 launched in 2002, not even the manufacturers and designers could have predicted that it would still have a share of the market in 2020. Along with the Avant wagon variant, the RS6 has been through three generations and offers supreme power for a family car. For the longest time, American automobile enthusiasts were left watching people enjoy the RS6 from a distance. Finally, the third generation brought the model to the US.
Finally, it’s important to appreciate every department of Audi which means moving away from road cars for the last selection. This is a sports car, but it’s also one that’s powered by diesel. As a second-generation model, it races around the Le Mans circuit and most fans can immediately spot it from the crowd. From inside to out, Audi has made an innovative and creative car.
Just in case appearance wasn’t enough, it holds a V10 TDI engine with over 600 horsepower. Furthermore, a lithium battery is used in the electrical system – the same found in a hybrid vehicle. Like the R10 before it, the R15 could be on the way to great things, and it’s exciting to watch it unfold!