There are celebrations in the Audi camp as the A4 sedan has completed 25 years since it first rolled off the assembly line in Ingolstadt. The German luxury automaker has since sold over 7.5 million units of the mid-sized luxury sedan. Audi A4 is currently in its fifth-generation and the company sold a whooping 344,586 units of the sedan worldwide in 2018, making it the most popular model of the brand with four rings. Every fifth Audi retailed globally today is a A4 sedan, thus leaving behind every other model in the Audi portfolio.
Introduced as a successor to the Audi 80 series, the A4 went into series production in 1994. And, in its debut year of entering mass production in 1995, it became a best-seller for the German luxury automaker by selling over 272,052 units. Albert Mayer, Plant Director at Audi’s site in Ingolstadt said that for a quarter of a century now, the Audi A4 has symbolized the Four Rings like no other model. It stands for cutting‑edge technology in the premium mid‑range, as well as for innovative production technologies at the highest level. The Audi A4 is a key pillar of the Ingolstadt plant in particular. Our employees’ tireless commitment and passion for our brand have been and continue to be the driving force behind the impressive success story of the A4.
Peter Mosch, Chairman of the Group Labor Council at AUDI AG said that the A4 symbolizes Audi brand’s success. Our colleagues have made this possible over the past 25 years with a lot of dedication and commitment. This is a great achievement of which we members of the Works Council are very proud, and upon which I would like to congratulate everyone involved. Audi's two primary production facilities in Germany at Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm share the manufacturing of the A4 via the so‑called production turntable system since the launch of fourth-gen model in 2007. In addition, the Asia-spec sedan for local markets there is developed in Changchun, China, and in Aurangabad, India.