The plant has a total area of about one million square meters (nearly 11 million square feet), of which more than 90 percent is covered with buildings. It is located between the Neckar to the west, the railway line to the east, the center of Neckarsulm and the company Kolbenschmidt Pierburg AG to the south, and the Bad Friedrichshall business and industrial park to the north. AUDI AG is expanding the plant with an additional 23 hectares (56.8 acres) about six kilometers (3.7 miles) away in the Böllinger Höfe industrial park within the city limits of Heilbronn. In addition to a logistics center, the Audi R8* high-performance sports car is built here in the factory of Quattro GmbH.
The following models are all produced at the plant in Neckarsulm: Audi A4 Sedan*, Audi A5*/S5 Cabriolet*, Audi A6 Sedan and Avant*, Audi A6 allroad Quattro*, Audi S6 Sedan and Avant*, RS 6 Avant* and RS 6 Avant Performance*, Audi A7 Sportback*, Audi S7 Sportback*, Audi RS 7 Sportback*, Audi RS 7 Sportback performance*, Audi A8*, Audi A8 L*, Audi A8 L W12*, Audi S8*, Audi S8 plus*, Audi R8 Coupe* and Audi R8 Spyder*. This makes Audi Neckarsulm one of the most complex plants in Europe and one of the sites with the biggest variety of products in the Volkswagen Group.
The Technical Development division consists of Quattro GmbH, the lightweight construction center, the development of fuel-cell technology, engine development, racing engines and interiors. The plant’s press shop, paint shop and toolmaking have key functions in the value chain and in extending Audi’s technology leadership. The site’s production planning, logistics planning and plant planning are occupied with the future of the plant, with mastering the increasing complexity and with new technologies.
The Audi Forum Neckarsulm is an attraction within and also outside the region. Since it was opened in May 2005, more than 2.1 million people have visited the facility to pick up their new cars, to experience guided tours of the plant, or to attend the various events and conferences held at the Forum.