Audi’s understated A4 is one of the most popular mid-size cars in both its sedan and estate forms, and the proof for that is new production record it achieves. Five million units, that number speaks for itself.
Audi A4’s success story began in 1994 and is now going on stronger than ever as the 5,000,000th unit which is an Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro in Misano Red rolls off the assembly line at Audi’s main plant in Ingolstadt. The A4 accounts for a high proportion of production capacity at the Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm plants.
The A4 is kinda the symbol of Audi. Save the R8, to be honest all Audi models look the same to an uninterested eye, and they all look like the A4! And it always looked just right, not too flash, not too discrete, just right. Being an Audi, the A4 has always benefited from latest technologies, most modern powertrains and superb build quality. No wonder how it became so incrdibly popular.
In the words of Frank Dreves, Member of the Board of Management for Production at AUDI AG: “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.” Audi began production of the A4 model line at its Ingolstadt site in 1994, and since 2007 has also been building it at Neckarsulm as part of the production turntable. Today the A4 Sedan, A4 Avant, A4 allroad quattro, S4 Sedan and S4 Avant are manufactured in Ingolstadt; the A4 Sedan also leaves the assembly line in Neckarsulm.“The success of the entire A4 model family keeps our two main production plants fully occupied and safeguards the workforce’s jobs,” says Peter Mosch,
Chairman of the General Works Council. “Audi owes this success to its employees, who have invested so much know-how, quality awareness and dedicated work in the A4.”
Peter Kessler, Ingolstadt Plant Manager, declares: “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.”