Some 25 years ago, the first Audi A4 rolled off the assembly line at Ingolstadt, Germany. Since then, more than 7.5 million units have been produced across the globe, in both saloon and wagon (Avant as Audi would prefer) body styles.
With 344,586 units sold in 2018, the A4 remains as Audi’s most popular model, with approximately every fifth vehicle delivered worldwide coming from the A4 series. The Audi A4 broke new grounds when it went into production in 1994 as the successor to the Audi 80, winning over customers with its elegance, sportiness and comfort.
The model promptly became a bestseller in its first full year of production in 1995, when more than 272,052 units were produced. Demand for the fifth-generation Audi A4 continues to be strong, driven by customers in China, the United States and home country Germany. For example, the most popular Audi model in China is the long‑wheelbase A4, which is produced especially for the Chinese market.
Since the launch of the fourth A4 generation in 2007, Audi’s two main plants in Germany – Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm – have shared production. Audi also manufactures the A4 in Asia for local consumption; namely in Changchun, China and Aurangabad, India.