Interesting facts about
Audi cars


At webuyurcar we love all things car related and so we thought it would be a fun idea to collate some of the nuggets of information that we have picked up from years of being in and around the automotive industry.

All car manufacturers have interesting back stories of how they started or how certain models came to be built and so here is a selection of some of our favourite Audi facts.

Some interesting facts about Audi...

Audi was founded at the turn of the twentieth century by German August Horch. Horch had originally trained as a blacksmith and prior to launching Audi he had worked for three years for Mercedes-Benz.

Audi is believed to have been the first car manufacturer to crash test its cars to demonstrate their safety. However, this was nothing hi-tech like today's crash tests, instead they would simply invite spectators to view an audi being pushed down a hill and letting them see how it faired when it crashed at the bottom!

Ever wondered what the Audi logo of four connected rings represents? In 1932 Audi merged with three other German car manufacturers to form the Auto Union group – each ring representing one of the four companies.

You will have heard Audi's slogan 'vorsprung durch technik' on TV adverts thousands of times, but if your German isn't fully up to scratch you may not know that this translates to 'progress through technology'.

The name Audi means to listen. The surname of the founder Horch is the German word for listen and Audi is the Latin equivalent.

Audi was the second-best selling car brand in the UK in 2021, selling 117,953 units, a jump of over 9% on the previous year.

Audi has a proud history of competing in various motorsports which can be dated back all the way to the 1930s. Perhaps most famously is the success Audi enjoyed in the Word Rally Championship with the introduction of their four-wheel drive Quattro in the 1980s.

If you think we have missed out a good Audi fact then if you tweet it, making sure to include our Twitter username @webuyurcar we will add your fact to the list!

You can also read our facts about: Volkswagen, BMW, Ford, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Vauxhall, Kia, Hyundai and Nissan

Are you looking to sell your Audi?

Well, the good news is you have come to the right place. Here at Webuyurcar we purchase all types of Audis, so if you currently own an A1, an A2, an A3, an A4, a TT or any other type of Audi then we will buy it from you today!

We have made the process of vehicle selling easy and hassle-free. There is no longer the need to haggle on a part-exchange deal or to spend hours with a steady stream of tyre-kickers when trying to sell privately. Instead all you need to do is submit a few details on our website and you can be booked in for a no obligation appointment in a matter of minutes.

How do I sell my Audi?

The process is very straight forward. Firstly, you need to generate an initial valuation for your vehicle. You can do this by entering your vehicle registration at the bottom of this page. Our system will then produce a pre-inspection valuation that will be displayed on screen, it is free and takes only a few seconds to generate.

Audi Logo If you are happy with the valuation, then we can arrange an appointment where one of our vehicle purchasers will assess your vehicle before making you a final offer. If you are happy to proceed with the sale of your vehicle, we then pay you the agreed amount via instant bank transfer. The payment is made while we are still at the appointment and so if you have access to online banking this gives you the added peace of mind to be able to confirm you have received the payment before our vehicle purchaser leaves.

Appointments typically take less than one hour to complete and can be booked seven days a week.

If you have any outstanding finance remaining on the vehicle, then we will also help you to take care of that on the day by dealing directly with your finance company on your behalf to pay off the remaining debt using money from the purchase price.

We will come to you to buy your Audi

Yes, that's right! There is no need for you to drive to us, we will visit you at your home or place of work to view your vehicle. We have vehicle purchasers located throughout the country who will visit you in one of our branded vehicles. This means that on the day, if you sell your vehicle to us you are not left stranded having to rely on public transport or the generosity of family and friends for a lift back home.

With appointments taking place every day of the week there is no easier way of selling your car!

We don't just buy Audi cars

Of course, it is not just Audi cars that we buy, we will buy any make of car, so if you are looking to sell a BMW, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volvo or any other make, just enter your registration details below for your free, instant valuation and your car could be sold within just a few days!

Still not sure if this is the best way to sell your car? Why not read our 'how to sell my car' guide, which covers all your different options. You will also find an explanation of why using an online car buying service is the quickest and most convenient way to sell your car and how webuyurcar does things a little differently than most car buying services by visiting you to purchase your vehicle at a time that best suits you. It is how we are able to offer our 5-star hassle-free service.

Further Questions?

If you have any further questions, then you may find an answer in our frequently asked questions section. Alternatively, you can call our friendly team seven days a week, who will be happy to help. Click here for contact details and opening times.