Audi Ag. said that Audi plant in Ingolstadt produced the five-millionth Audi A4 – an Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro in Misano Red.
This production milestone is the latest evidence of a success story that began in 1994 when the A4 model name was adopted.
With its sporty chassis and many comfort, convenience and infotainment features taken directly from the full-size category, the A4 is a perfect expression of Audi’s technical expertise.
The latest model, the Audi A4 B8 was unveiled to the public at the September 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. Reception has been mixed, with praise for the Audi A4’s increased size, giving it best-in-class rear legroom and trunk space in the compact executive car segment.
Its inline-4 2.0 TFSI engine, while efficient providing plenty of torque, was considered lacking and less refined compared to 6-cylinder engines of lighter rivals who posted faster acceleration times. However, the Audi S4 sports sedan, has been well-received for its V6 3.0 TFSI engine’s power and efficiency.
The A4 was recognized as a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It received the highest possible overall score from IIHS — Good — in frontal-offset, side-impact, roof-strength and rear-impact testing.
Standard safety features include antilock brakes, side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags for both rows of seats, and an electronic stability system. Rear-seat side-impact airbags are optional.