Rent an Audi with Elite Rent-a-Car
You can rent an Audi with Elite Rent-a-Car. In fact, you can sample most cars in Audi’s prestigious line-up. The Audi RSQ8, RS6, Q2, Q5 and Q7 are available in Switzerland, France, Monaco, Germany, Italy and Czech Republic. Choose our custom delivery service in Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Milan, Rome, Munich and Prague.
With headquarters based in Ingolstadt, Germany, and 9 production plants around the world, Audi produces and distributes vehicles worldwide. From small, economical hatchbacks to luxury sedans to rugged SUVs, Audi’s range of vehicles has something for everyone.
Audi initially started as a merger that occurred in 1932 between four Bavarian automakers: Horch, Audiwerke, DKW and Wanderer. This merger was known as the ‘Auto Union’. Later on, by the early 60s, Auto Union was acquired by Volkswagen. By 1969, Auto Union merged with NSU Motorwerke to form Audi as we know it today. The four rings of the Audi logo represent the four original carmakers composing the group most know today. Audi now represent a culture of modern technology and performance. This was partly due to their successes in motorsports that would change the image of the brand.
Audi’s success rests in part on their adaptable four-wheel drive system. Lucky for us, the knowledge they acquire through racing trickles down and eventually makes it into their cars. Some of Audi’s biggest hits include the famous Quattro, a rally-winning car that used new advances in all-wheel-drive systems. Another Quattro creation is the utterly rapid RS6 estate car. It’s capable of seating a family of five (and the family dog) and get to destinations in record time.
What is so special about Quattro? The first SUVs featuring four-wheel drive capabilities had to use a transfer box, which is a sort of transmission. This made the cars extremely heavy and affected overall performance. To combat this, Audi engineers employed a device called a differential. The differential is tasked with distributing the engine’s power to the four wheels adding little weight to the overall construction.
What about the RS models? Audi’s RS models are the flagship performance models from Ingolstadt. Each is the range-topper of its model and provides the sort of performance that isn’t unknown to the racetrack.