Choosing your Audi tyres
Searching for new Audi tyres? At Oponeo, we have a wide range of tyres for your Audi. Audi cars are known for offering high performance with a taste of luxury so you need to install the right tyres to keep up with the demands of your Audi. Check the correct tyre size in our tool - it will show you suitable models for your specific vehicle. Whether you need Audi A4 or Audi A3 tyres, use our database to get a perfect fit.
Audi cooperates with top tyre manufacturers such as Bridgestone, Toyo, Dunlop or Goodyear. The Audi A3, A4 and Audi TT are originally equipped with Bridgestone tyres. To be more precise, the Audi A4 comes with Bridgestone ER300 tyres while the A6 model has RE050 tyres installed. The Audi Q7 is typically fitted with Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport tyres.
As for Audi TT tyres - as well as the TTS - these can also be found with Toyo Proxes T1 Sport models (they are also used on the S6 and RS5). Between 2007 and 2009 the company also fitted Yokohama ADVAN Sport V103 tyres on its S8 models.
It’s also common to find Dunlop tyres on Audi vehicles. The Dunlop SP Sport 8000E is a frequent option for Audi A4 tyres while the A4 Sport and A6 (2.7 Turbo) use Dunlop Sp Sport 9090. As for the A8 Sport version, this comes equipped with Dunlop SP Sport 9000 tyres.
Audi is also making good use of Goodyear tyres. The A2 series (until 2012) used Goodyear Excellence tyres while the A3 uses Goodyear EfficientGrip, Eagle Vector 2+ and UltraGrip Performance 2 tyres. Meanwhile, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric or Wrangle AT/R can be found as standard equipment in Audi Q7 vehicles.
Audi then and now
In 1899 August Horch set up the A. Horch & Cie in Cologne. In 1909 he renamed the company after the Latin translation of his last name – it became Audi Automobilwerke. In 1932 the company merged with three others - DKW, Horch and Wanderer - to form the Auto Union Company. This is where the logo of four linked rings (representing the four companies) first appeared.
In 1958, the company traded as VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke and its most famous product was the Trabant car, which was manufactured in Zwickau until 1991. However, on the other side of the Iron Curtain, in the Federal Republic of Germany, the company was reactivated under its old name in the city of Ingolstadt.
From 1964 onward Audi has been part of the Volkswagen Group. In 1968, the company approved designs for the Audi 100 car.
Today Audi cars are manufactured in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm in Germany, Györ in Hungary and Sao Jose dos Campos in Brazil. Aside from Audi, the Volkswagen Group owns 11 more brands such as Seat, Skoda, Porsche or Lamborghini.
Year after year Audi receives awards from both national and international juries. In 2018 Audi cars won three main prizes and eight Best Buy recommendations at the annual What Car? awards. Audi models are often either winners or finalists of the World Car Awards.
Apart from car models, Audi is famous for its Quattro drive system - this is a permanent drive system used in sports-focused cars since 1980. The company also created the FSI engine, which is very popular today. It runs on petrol and utilises a direct injection system.
Moreover, Audi cars are often known for their luxury and the Ingolstadt group works alongside the Danish company Bang & Olufsen to install high-end audio systems in these vehicles.
Popular makes and models
Audi has a long history of producing high quality, luxury vehicles and these have proven very popular with motorists. Its most famous cars include:
- Audi A3, S3 and RS3
- Audi A4, S4 and RS4 - including an all-road Quattro version
- Audi A5, S5 and RS5
- Audi A6, S6 and RS6 - including an all-road Quattro version
- Audi Q7
- Audi TT
- Audi R8