The Audi 100 won a “Golden Steering Wheel” endowment 5 times, was crowned “Car of a Year” twice and was also voted “World Car of a Year” by a row of motoring journalists. In all, 3.2 million units were sole that demonstrates a success that this indication experienced. The premiere of a Audi 100 in 1968 was preceded by a violent story since a growth was indeed started in secret.
In a mid-1960s, Volkswagen AG acquired Auto Union GmbH and prevented a association from building any new models. This chapter to usually demeanour after a existent models was abandoned by Ludwig Kraus, afterwards Technical Director during Auto Union GmbH. In 1965, Kraus wanted to enhance a operation of vehicles that a resuscitated Audi code offered. He saw adding a indication in a executive shred as a usually approach to keep an eccentric Auto Union GmbH afloat in a time when a Ingolstadt plant was being used for prolongation of a VW Beetle. Without informing Volkswagen, Kraus grown and subsequently presented a judgment before it was eventually given a go-ahead from a group in Wolfsburg. Very quickly, a ability of a Ingolstadt plant was pushed to a boundary and so Auto Union shifted a whole prolongation of a Audi 100 to a Neckarsulm works in 1970. From a initial array alone, a association sole 800,000 units.
A automobile from this indication era is also on uncover during a “From 0 to 100” exhibition, as are a serve 14 variants from a opposite indication series. Among a vehicles exhibited are a Audi 100 Cabrio from 1969, a Audi 100 C1 electric newcomer automobile from 1976 and a Audi investigate automobile from 1981. These strew some light on formerly little-known facets of a indication and denote both a ground-breaking pattern and a array of technical innovations. Highlights of a Audi 100 embody a world-best aerodynamics value, a initial entirely galvanized physique on an executive sedan and a quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate system. Equally on uncover is a Audi Duo, that not usually facilities a 136-hp five-cylinder engine, though also an electric motor, so creation it a initial hybrid car of a Audi brand. The code with a 4 rings presented this judgment investigate on a basement of an Audi 100 during a Geneva International Motor Show in Mar 1990. Since 1995, a Audi A6 has continued a success story of a Audi 100. An Audi A6 2.8 quattro from a initial indication array rounds out a new “From 0 to 100” special exhibition.
The Audi museum mobile during a Audi Forum Ingolstadt is open daily from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., and on Saturdays, Sundays and open holidays from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.