How difficult was Audi's road to success

August Horch (1868–1951): German engineer and automobile pioneer August Horch founded August Horch & Cie in 1899. 

The first Audi automobile: The first Audi automobile to roll off the production line was the Type A, in 1915.

Audi Type B: The more powerful 4-cyliner 2.6-liter Audi Type B also appeared in 1915.

Audi Type E: In 1913, the Audi Type E was unveiled. This was the company's largest pre-war model.

The Audi rings: In 1932, four automobile manufacturers based in Saxony—Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer.

Auto Union enters motorsport: Motorsport provided the ideal platform for Auto Union to showcase their "silver arrows" racing models.

Auto Union sets world speed records: Arguably Auto Union's most celebrated pilot was Bernd Rosemeyer.

Audi on the road: Away from the track, Auto Union produced several vehicles under the Audi brand.

Production slowdown: By the late 1930s, however, Auto Union concentrated increasingly on smaller cars.

Second World War: During the buildup and onset of the Second World War, Auto Union focused on the development.

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