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Re: Those Colorful European Audis

> Sure enough one of my catalogs is from quattro GmbH.
> Not being a reader of German, I unreflectively assumed it to be part of
> the Audi organization,.  But is it?

From a purely German/legal point of view, the fact that Quattro GmbH has a "GmbH" (Gesellschaft mit beschraenkter Haftung) after the name means that it is an independent, privately owned company.  This is opposed to Audi "AG" (Aktiengesellschaft), which means it is a publicly traded company.  Now, that doesn't mean that Audi doesn't own a part of Quattro GmbH, which it may.  BMW AG has the same sort of thing with BMW Motorsport GmbH.  Just FYI.