Audi luxury throughout the years

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Since its inception in 1899 under the name A. Horch & Cie, Audi has dedicated themselves to producing vehicles that set the standard for luxury. And while the rest of the world is still struggling in a down economy, the manufacturer posted a record breaking month as recently as July 2012, with four Audi models (the Audi A3, A4, A5 and A6 models) recording year-over-year sales increased of 20% or more. Meanwhile, Audi pre-owned vehicles saw their second best July in history, selling 3,136 vehicles in spite of reduced inventory of available models.

It can be hard to believe that a company that started selling 10 units of a single model could retain its status as a symbol of wealth for over a century. And while the styles have certainly changed, the feeling of luxury from Audi shines through today. In addition to providing a brief historical overview of the car company, this infographic compares five Audi models – the A5, the S5 Cabriolet, the A6, the A7 and the A8 – in terms of units produced, 0-60 speed, horsepower and price.

How do you define luxury? What’s most important to you when shopping for a new vehicle? Check out this infographic and be sure to leave a comment!

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Written by Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace is the President of NowSourcing, Inc., a premier social media firm specializing in infographic design, development and content marketing promotion. The company is based in Louisville, KY and works with companies that range from small business to Fortune 500.
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