The roots of Audi go way back to 1885 with the Wanderer and NSU companies. After branching out and merging back together again, August Horch eventually came up with the name Audi in 1910. The name Audi is Latin for “listen” (as in audio), which is a translation of “Horch,” which means “hear.” That same year, the Audi Type A was produced, and soon after came the Type B. Not only were these autos impressive because of how successful they were in sporting events, but by 1921 Audi was the first German car producer to have left-handed drive.

The logo that everyone is so familiar with, four interlocking rings, was only used for racing cars at first. The rings stand for the four companies that comprise Audi: Horch, DKW, Wanderer and Auto Union. By the end of World War II, Audi was swallowed up by other car manufacturers, including Daimler-Benz and later Volkswagen. It wasn't until 1969 that the Audi brand re-emerged as a separate entity. Slowly, Audi gained more prominence and competed with other premium brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

What is it, then, that is so appealing about Audi? Perhaps more so than other high-end luxury brands is the sporty look that these vehicles have. Not to mention that their original space frame technology weighs less than a traditional steel frame, making the torsion more rigid and, therefore, providing a unique handling experience. A certified pre-owned Audi can be yours today. Let our sales team show your our inventory and our financial professionals get you the loan you need for your next vehicle purchase today.