Audi is a German luxury automaker founded in 1909 by August Horch. The company was initially called Horch & Cie and was focused on the production of luxury vehicles.

In 1910, Horch & Cie introduced its first car, the Audi Type A, which was a luxury car that was powered by a four-cylinder engine. In the 1920s, the company introduced a number of new models, including the Audi Type R, a luxury car that was powered by a six-cylinder engine, and the Audi Type S, a sports car that became popular in motorsports.

In the 1930s, Audi introduced the Audi Front, a luxury car that featured a unique front-wheel drive layout. During World War II, the company turned its focus to the production of military vehicles and equipment, and it did not return to the production of passenger cars until after the war.

In the 1950s, Audi introduced the Audi F103, a compact car that was powered by a four-stroke engine. In the 1960s, the company introduced the Audi 100, a mid-sized car that was powered by a four-cylinder engine.

Today, Audi is known for its lineup of luxury vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, and sports cars, and it has a reputation for producing high-performance, technologically advanced vehicles. The company is a division of the larger Volkswagen Group.