Audi is one of the best-selling luxury automotive manufacturers in the world. Alongside its German competitors, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, the brand is renowned for world-class road performance, technological innovation and luxurious interiors. The Quattro all-wheel drive system has been a defining characteristic for Audi since it was first introduced in 1980.
Founded in 1899, the company went through a series of mergers in the early 20th century before being acquired by Volkswagen in 1964. Throughout its long history, Audi has maintained a strong owner satisfaction and reliability rating.
Audi produces a series of high-performance models bearing the “S” and “RS” monikers. The “S” models are the company’s “sports cars,” while the “RS” models go even a notch higher and are deemed “racing sports cars.”
Both lines feature rakish modern looks, neck-snapping acceleration with twin-turbocharged V-6 and V-8 engines that produce as much as 600 horsepower, and superior handling at high speeds. They typically include lavish interiors with all-digital gauge dashboard displays, soft-leather seats and steering wheels, and centrally located infotainment systems.
Some of the models in these performance lines include the TT RS coupe and convertible, S5 and RS5 coupe and sportback sedan, S6, and RS6 mid-sized sedan, S7 and RS7 full-sized sedan, and S8 and R8 executive luxury sedan.