Like any high performance sedan or finely-tuned sports car, these precision vehicles require routine maintenance to perform their best. But that doesn't mean you have to spend a small fortune on Audi parts from your local dealer. Consider buying our discount Audi components online, where you can choose genuine OEM or quality aftermarket replacements. Some owners try used equipment from salvage yards, but that doesn't cover the cost of shipping or professional installation, which goes completely to waste if the used component is just as worn out as the failed pieces being replaced. Better to only do it once with new aftermarket or factory OEM stuff, which when ordered online from CPD are often just as cheap as buying used.
The CPD warehouse carries a variety of genuine OEM parts online, as well as aftermarket. Our Audi superstore is located in California, and is ready to ship the discount repair and replacement items you need - fast!
History of Audi
August Horsch might have been forced out of his first automotive business, but his name lives on in Latin. Prior to founding Audi in 1909, Horsch created a startup automobile company using his family name. After a falling out with management, Horsch (whose name means 'hear' in English) was ejected from his enterprise, forcing him to start over. His new venture took the name Audi, which means 'listen' in Latin. Even while still named Horsch, the automaker was well-known for innovative future Audi parts. In fact, in 1921 it became the first German automaker to manufacture a left-hand drive car, which affords the driver a better view of oncoming vehicles.
In 1932 Audi merged with automakers DKW, Horsch, and Wanderer to form the Auto Union, whose members are represented by the four rings in the current logo. That year the company released the first European car with six cylinder engine and front wheel drive, which would later become a signature power train configuration.
Owned by Volkswagen AG since 1964, Audi entered the North American market in 1968 with the model 100, followed by the models 50 and 80. Wanting to update the automaker's image, in 1980 chassis engineer Jorg Bensinger proposed four-wheel drive for it's rally-racing and performance cars, which lead to the legendary Quattro. The all-wheel drive cars were a wild success, and by 1985 the company dropped the Auto Union brands and the company officially changed its name to simply Audi AG. Other innovations included five-cylinder inline engines, rust-resistant fully-galvanized car bodies, and aluminum space frames, which were designed to offset the added weight of four-wheel drive systems. Worldwide sales of the sporty performance vehicles has grown steadily since, and exceeded one million vehicles in 2008. Which means there's a huge demand for aftermarket and genuine factory components online. From two-seater sports cars to luxury SUV's, the CPD warehouse specializes in discount Audi parts via our online catalog.
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