The A4 family and its predecessor the Audi 80 have been technological innovators and true winners for many decades. The brand with the Four Rings already set new standards for lightweight construction, performance and agility with the first Audi 80 in the year 1972.
Four generations of the Audi 80 were produced until 1994/95, when it was succeeded by the Audi A4*. The five-millionth A4 rolled off the assembly line in March 2011 and another production jubilee was celebrated in the fall of the same year: the ten-millionth car in the B segment since 1972. Audi has produced the A4 model family at the company’s main site in Ingolstadt since 1994 and at the plant in Neckarsulm since 2007.
The brand’s longstanding bestsellers have always played a major role at Audi, and not only in terms of unit sales. During the 43 years to date, they have showcased great innovations. Audi’s “Vorsprung durch Technik” has been demonstrated time and again, for example with quattro drive with self-locking center differential, the fully galvanized bodywork, S tronic and the sport differential.
The A4 and its predecessor models have also enjoyed great success in motorsport. The series has produced legendary rally cars – the Audi Rallye quattro and the Audi Sport quattro – as well as superior track racing cars such as the Audi 90 IMSA-GTO, the A4 quattro Supertouring and the A4 DTM.
*The fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list on the last page of this basic information.