It used a powertrain shared with the Wanderer, but turned 180-degrees, so that the drive shaft faced the front.Before World War II, Auto Union used the four interlinked rings that make up the Audi badge today, representing these four brands.In the same year, Rasmussen bought the remains of the U. automobile manufacturer Rickenbacker, including the manufacturing equipment for eight-cylinder engines.
The modern era of Audi essentially began in the 1960s when Auto Union was acquired by Volkswagen from Daimler-Benz.
After relaunching the Audi brand with the 1965 introduction of the Audi F103 series, Volkswagen merged Auto Union with NSU Motorenwerke in 1969, thus creating the present day form of the company.
These cars were successful even in sporting events.
The first six-cylinder model Type M, 4,655 cc appeared in 1924.
At the same time, six-cylinder and four-cylinder (the "four" with a Peugeot engine) models were manufactured.