Audi produced its 5 millionth quattro-equipped car image

Audi today celebrated an important milestone in the company’s history – the five millionth Audi vehicle with a quattro drive system.

The car, a white Audi A6 allroad 3.0 TDI, rolled off the assembly line at the Neckarsulm plant. Audi says no other premium brand in the world can claim such high sales figures for a four-wheel drive or comparable range of models boasting more than 140 quattro variants.

The quattro technology debuted 33 years ago in the legendary, original quattro car. Today, adding together all of the available body types, engines and drive systems, quattro amounts to more than 140 different models.

Audi offers a wide range of cars with all-wheel drive: the Audi Q7, R8, A4 allroad, A6 allroad as well as all S and RS models are available exclusively with quattro drives. Audi offers quattro as an option in all other model lines.

“quattro is one of the key pillars of our brand and has been a critical factor in our successful history. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive makes it possible to directly experience our ‘Vorsprung durch Technik.’ We are committed to our pioneering role and will continue to develop this advantage with new technologies,” said Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG.

In 2012 more than 43 percent of Audi customers selected a quattro model – a new record. The Audi Q5 tops the list with about 205,600 units.