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by Brett Davis

Audi has just rolled off the five millionth Audi A4 at its production plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. The specific milestone model was a Misano Red Audi A4 Avant, 3.0-litre TDI quattro.

The Audi A4 first entered the market in 1994 and has since been one of the best-selling mid-sized German sedans the world over. Member of the board of management for production at Audi AG, Frank Dreves, said in a recent statement,

“This is another major milestone in Audi’s history. All versions of the A4 are efficient, elegant and enjoy outstanding success in their class. Our highly motivated team and our effective Audi production system will keep this model on course for continued success in the future.”

Meanwhile, Ingolstadt Plant Manager, Peter Kossler also noted the milestone, saying,

“The A4 success story at this production plant is impressive evidence of the performance that the Ingolstadt team is capable of. As the assembly lines become more and more complex, the task can only be handled with lean processes and the motivation of a high-performance team – just like we have at Audi.”

According to official VFACTS figures, the Audi A4 made up 21.5 percent of its segment in Australia last month, selling 302 Audi A4 variants. Thisfigure is only second behind the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (414), and in front of the BMW 3 Series (268), in terms of sales.

Well done Audi, we look forward enjoying Audi A4 success in the years to come.