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    Audi rings

    Just wondering about fitting black Audi Rings to the new car, S-Line in Daytona grey. I think it'll stay silver but has anyone swapped over?
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    Wow, thought it. Would be more of a split
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    What are we voting on exactly? Which we have or which we prefer? Not that it matters for me as the answer is the same in both cases...
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    Just found this looking for something else on Audi website, which I never knew :

    The Audi badge – the four rings – is the emblem of one of Germany’s oldest car manufacturers. It symbolizes the merger in 1932 of what until then had been four independent vehicle manufacturers: Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer. They are the origin of the present day AUDI AG. The company’s actual roots go back further still. All the way back in 1899, August Horch, who named the company Audi ten years later, built his first car. AUDI AG celebrated “100 Years of Audi” in 2009.

    As was on topic for thread thought might intest some people.
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    Cemerson - which you prefer on a darker car
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    I don't think I'd ever have black ones.
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    Ok, again, i am the minority.

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    I guess a full black edition might be a candidate for them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MouseGB View Post
    I guess a full black edition might be a candidate for them?
    i would agree, only time I would prefer the ring black is on a black paint, black edition, tinted window etc. then it would look great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragup View Post
    i would agree, only time I would prefer the ring black is on a black paint, black edition, tinted window etc. then it would look great.
    I've just added the black styling pack to my panther black s3 with privacy glass. Gone for the full on stealth look. I might have a play with the black rings, although having some silver helps break up the car IMO. I loved the look of the silver wing mirrors in particular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    I've just added the black styling pack to my panther black s3 with privacy glass. Gone for the full on stealth look. I might have a play with the black rings, although having some silver helps break up the car IMO. I loved the look of the silver wing mirrors in particular.
    I agree - I don't like the all black look. You have to break it up a bit. Even an all black grill would look odd to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    I've just added the black styling pack to my panther black s3 with privacy glass. Gone for the full on stealth look. I might have a play with the black rings, although having some silver helps break up the car IMO. I loved the look of the silver wing mirrors in particular.
    if you have silver alloys, mirrors and rings wouldn't give some continuity, if every thing is black / dark then black rings for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragup View Post
    if you have silver alloys, mirrors and rings wouldn't give some continuity, if every thing is black / dark then black rings for me.
    Yeah, well I'll have the part polished anthracite alloys, standard on the s3, the silver wing mirrors and the normal audi rings so it's not all black. The chrome tailpipes too on the back. I wonder if I'll be one of the first black style s3's on the road as it only became available a few weeks ago, the weekend I placed my order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paullowther View Post
    Yeah, well I'll have the part polished anthracite alloys, standard on the s3, the silver wing mirrors and the normal audi rings so it's not all black. The chrome tailpipes too on the back. I wonder if I'll be one of the first black style s3's on the road as it only became available a few weeks ago, the weekend I placed my order.
    probably one of the first, will look very cool ! Love black cars may go back to next time, but looking forward to Misano red for a change
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragup View Post
    Just found this looking for something else on Audi website, which I never knew :

    The Audi badge – the four rings – is the emblem of one of Germany’s oldest car manufacturers. It symbolizes the merger in 1932 of what until then had been four independent vehicle manufacturers: Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer. They are the origin of the present day AUDI AG. The company’s actual roots go back further still. All the way back in 1899, August Horch, who named the company Audi ten years later, built his first car. AUDI AG celebrated “100 Years of Audi” in 2009.


    As was on topic for thread thought might intest some people.

    I'm not 100% sure but I think AUDI stands for Auto. Union. DKW. I= Inglestadt (where they are built) useless information I know lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChriSTi View Post
    I'm not 100% sure but I think AUDI stands for Auto. Union. DKW. I= Inglestadt (where they are built) useless information I know lol
    I read an article on the Audi website.
    The Audi name came from the translation of "Horch" to the Latin word "listen", thought of by the son of a colleague of August Horch.
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    http://www.audiworld.com/news/00/aud.../content.shtml

    This link give a brief history of the 4 rings
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