The 10 millionth Audi A4 sedan has just rolled off the production line in Ingolstadt, Germany. Audi has been producing the medium-sized sedan, in various forms, since 1966 starting with the Audi 80.
It’s a major milestone for the company and its most popular model. In Australia, Audi has sold 2472 Audi A4 examples so far this year, averaging around 275 sales per month. Frank Dreves, board member for production at AUDI AG, recently spoke about the milestone in a statement. He said,
“Ten million midsize vehicles is an achievement which makes us thrilled and proud. Thanks to its sophisticated technology and excellent quality, the Audi A4 is our bestseller – winning over customers in every market since it was launched.
“With our strong team and our effective Audi production system, we will continue writing this success story, especially as a modified version of the Audi A4 will soon be launched.”
The variant which pushed the A4 through the 10-million mark in question was a red Audi S4 sedan, equipped with the 3.0-litre TFSI supercharged V6, producing 245kW of power and 440Nm of torque.
Peter Kossler, production plant manager at Ingolstadt, added,
“The success story of the Audi A4 could not have been written here without the productivity and motivation of our Ingolstadt team. Work in Production becomes more complex all the time. We master this challenge by means of our streamlined processes and the expertise of our top team.”
The news comes as Audi unveils the new 2012 Audi A4 facelift. Look out for our report on that later today.