2011 Audi Sales by Model

AUDI A.G.: Official Press Release

The 2011 fiscal year saw the Audi Group increase worldwide deliveries to customers by 16.9 percent to 1,512,014 (1,293,453) cars. The core brand Audi increased its deliveries by 19.2 percent to a new record total of 1,302,659 (1,092,411) vehicles delivered, achieving its target of 1.3 million cars.

The Audi brand succeeded in increasing the number of vehicles delivered in its home market Germany to 254,011 (229,157) and upped its market share slightly from 7.8 to 7.9 percent. In Western European export markets, the Company bucked the negative overall trend in the market by posting double-digit growth to 428,292 (382,748) vehicles. There was a notably positive performance in the UK and French export markets, where the Audi brand increased total deliveries to 115,345 (99,705) and 62,009 (52,520) units respectively, equivalent to increases of 15.7 and 18.1 percent. The brand with the four rings enjoyed a slight increase in deliveries in the Spanish car market; in Italy the number of vehicles it delivered was unchanged from the previous year. The Company thus clearly outperformed these markets as a whole.

In Central and Eastern Europe, the Audi brand increased its deliveries quite substantially last year. The improvement owes much to the development of the Russian car market, where the Company increased its vehicle deliveries by 25.6 percent to 23,250 (18,510) units.

The Audi brand also put in a very successful performance in the U.S. market in 2011. With a new record of 117,561 (101,629) vehicles, the Company increased its deliveries by 15.7 percent year on year.

The Asia-Pacific growth region again expanded sharply in the past fiscal year. The Audi brand delivered 35.3 percent more vehicles there in 2011 than one year earlier, or 373,724 (276,241) in total. This growth was driven by the Chinese market (including Hong Kong), where the Company increased deliveries of the Audi brand by 37.3 percent to 313,036 (227,938) units. This meant that China overtook Germany as the Audi brand’s biggest market for the first time ever. Despite lower overall market demand in Japan following the natural disaster, the Company increased its deliveries by 22.1 percent to 21,059 (17,251) vehicles.

Deliveries to Customers by Model

MODEL

2011
2010
Audi A1
118,175
27,898
Audi A3
28,405
37,322
Audi A3 Sportback
146,881
154,574
Audi A3 Cabriolet
11,683
12,429
Audi Q3
9,288
39
Audi TT Coupé
20,923
19,534
Audi TT Roadster
6,316
5,374
Audi A4 Sedan
207,409
180,125
Audi A4 Avant
106,957
110,297
Audi A4 allroad Quattro
10,903
11,477
Audi A4 Cabriolet
-
161
Audi A5 Sportback
51,542
51,844
Audi A5 Coupé
36,800
41,365
Audi A5 Cabriolet
20,637
21,324
Audi Q5
176,084
147,088
Audi A6 Sedan
183,244
159,213
Audi A6 Avant
42,240
39,606
Audi A6 allroad Quattro
3,732
5,490
Audi A7 Sportback
31,317
3.795
Audi Q7
52,529
43,251
Audi A8
34,245
17,039
Audi R8 Coupé
1,803
1,916
Audi R8 Spyder
1,546
1,250
Total, Audi brand
1,302,659
1,092,411
Lamborghini Gallardo
1,250
1,052
Lamborghini Murciélago
7
250
Lamborghini Aventador
345
-
Total, Lamborghini brand
1,602
1,302
Other Volkswagen Group brands
207,753
199,740
Total, Group
1,512,014
1,293,453

Audi A1

For the Audi A1, 2011 was the first full year in production. The Audi brand delivered a total of 118,175 (27,898) of its premium compact model to customers.

The A1 appeals above all to a youthful, lifestyle-oriented target group. Its most attractive features include emotional design, a wide range of customization options, and modern information and communication technologies.

After its launch, the Audi A1 was initially available as a three-door version. At the end of the year, the Audi brand then unveiled the A1 Sportback, which has been arriving on markets since February 2012. The five-door version provides more convenient access to the rear compartment and is equipped with four seats as standard, or optionally with five at no extra charge. There are currently five engine versions available - three TFSI and two TDI - with outputs ranging from 63 kW (86 hp) to 136 kW (185 hp). The 1.6 TDI engine with manual transmission is an extra-efficient version that is also available for the three-door A1. Developing 66 kW (90 hp) or 77 kW (105 hp), it achieves average consumption of just 3.8 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, equivalent to CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

The top-of-range A1 quattro will also be appearing in 2012 as a limited edition of 333 units. Its output of 188 kW (256 hp) propels it from 0 to 100 km/h in only 5.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 245 km/h.

Audi A3

A particularly sporty model was added to the A3 car line in early 2011. The RS3 Sportback is outfitted with a 2.5 TFSI engine that was voted “International Engine of the Year” in both 2010 and 2011 (http://www.ukipme.com/engineoftheyear). The five-cylinder engine builds on a lengthy Audi tradition stretching back to the l980s, when powerful five-cylinder engines took the Audi brand to the top of the sport of rallying.

The Audi brand delivered 186,969 (204,325) vehicles of the A3 car line worldwide in fiscal 2011.

Audi Q3

The introduction of the Audi Q3 in fall 2011 increased the Audi brand’s SUV family to three models. The Q3 combines the dynamics of a compact car with the spaciousness and versatility of an SUV.

Other impressive attributes are its lightweight body and its highly advanced assistance and multimedia systems. Many of its solutions have been adopted directly from the full-size category. The model is currently available with two TDI and two TFSI engines, with outputs between 103 kW (140 hp) and 155 kW (211 hp).

9,288 of the Audi Q3 were already delivered to customers during 2011.

Audi TT

The compact sports car models Audi TT Coupé and TT Roadster boast dynamic design and sporty performance. Turbocharging and direct injection make the three four-cylinder engines - including one TDI and two TFSI versions - not just powerful, but efficient too. For instance, in the Coupé version the 2.0 TDI engine with an output of 125 kW (170 hp) in conjunction with quattro drive and manual transmission runs on 5.3 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers and produces emissions of 139 g C02/km. The TT Coupé and TT Roadster are also available as S and RS models with ultra-sporty engines.

A total of 27,239 (24,908) of the TT car line were delivered in 2011.

Audi A4

The improved models of the A4 car line have been on the market since last fall and deliveries to customers commenced at the start of 2012. Not only has the design of the A4 Sedan, A4 Avant, A4 allroad quattro and S4 models been made even clearer and more striking, the improved versions also offer new features that enhance driving dynamics, efficiency and infotainment.

The models in the A4 car line are propelled by powerful TDl and TFSI engines that have a large number of efficiency technologies as standard. Although many of the engines now produce more power and torque, fuel efficiency has on average improved by 11 percent.

The most economical version in the model family is the Audi A4 2.0 TDI developing 100 kW (136 hp), which uses just 4.3 liters of diesel fuel in the sedan version, making for CO2 emissions of 112 g/km. A highlight of the TFSI family is the new 1.8-liter engine, which realizes fuel savings of 18 percent in the 125 kW (170 hp) version of the A4 Sedan compared with its predecessor.

The Company delivered a total of 325,269 (302,060) of its popular A4 car line to customers in 2011.

Audi A5

The A5 car line was also revised in 2011. The engines, suspension and infotainment of the A5 Sportback, A5 Coupé and A5 Cabriolet models are now even more advanced. The design has also been refined, with sharper, more evocative styling and an even more elegant interior. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions have been improved by up to 18 percent compared with the previous engine versions.

As in the A4 car line, the fundamentally reengineered 1.8 TFSI engine features innovative solutions in many areas of technology such as thermal management, the fuel injection system and turbocharging. In the A5 Coupé, the four-cylinder version with manual transmission and an output of 125 kW (170 hp) consumes an average of 5.7 liters of premium-grade fuel per 100 kilometers and produces 134g C02/km.

The ultra-sporty models of the A5 car line - the S5 available in Sportback, Coupé and Cabriolet body versions and the RS5 Coupé - have also been revised as part of the product improvement measures.

Overall, the Audi brand delivered 108,979 (114,533) vehicles of the A5 car line in 2011.

Audi Q5

The Audi brand delivered 176,084 (147,088) of the Audi Q5 to customers during the year. Since appearing on the market at the end of 2008, the midsize SUV has developed into a high-volume car line and a major driver of growth.

In addition, a full hybrid version of the Q5 became available in November 2011. The Q5 hybrid quattro has a 2.0 TFSI engine and an electric motor, and can run on its combustion engine alone, its electric motor alone, or in the hybrid mode. The Q5 hybrid quattro recovers energy during retardation phases; it activates both the engine and the electric motor simultaneously when accelerating rapidly.

Audi A6

In bringing out the new A6 and A6 Avant in 2011, the Audi brand launched the seventh generation of the full-size car line. The new models’ principal attractions are a lightweight body and, most notably, a wide choice of assistance and infotainment systems. There are currently seven powerful engine versions of each of the sedan and Avant; intelligent efficiency technologies give them an impressive status in their class for fuel economy. The car line’s most efficient engine, for instance - the 2.0 TDI with an output of 130 kW (177 hp) - needs only 4.9 liters of diesel over 100 kilometers in the sedan version, giving it emissions of 129 g CO2/km.

In the fall, the Audi brand presented the S6 and S6 Avant models that will be available starting in summer 2012. They are powered by a new 4.0 TFSI high-performance engine developing 309 kW (420 hp) that delivers even more sporty performance than the predecessor models’ engines, yet is around 25 percent more fuel-efficient. The A6 allroad quattro and A6 hybrid models will then follow in the course of 2012.

The A6 car line again proved very popular during the period under review. A total of 229,216 (204,309) of this model were handed over to customers.

Audi A7 Sportback

The Audi brand ventured into a new market segment in 2010 with the A7 Sportback. The five-door model with the dynamically flowing tail combines the strengths of a coupe, a sedan and an Avant thanks to its sporty emotional character, comfort and high everyday suitability.

The A7 Sportback is currently available with five powerful six-cylinder engines with outputs in the range of 150 kW (204 hp) to 230 kW (313 hp), and features an array of efficiency technologies such as the start-stop system, innovative thermal management and energy recovery. From summer 2012, the S7 Sportback will likewise be available to customers. The powerful 4.0 TFSI engine with 309 kW (420 hp) at its disposal speeds the five-door coupé from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.9 seconds.

Having made its market entry in fall 2010, last year was the A7 Sportback’s first full year in production. In total, 31,317 (3,795) of the A7 Sportback were delivered to customers in 2011.

Audi Q7

Demand for the Audi brand’s largest SUV, the Q7, once again rose year on year. The Company delivered 52,529 (43,251) vehicles to customers.

There are currently six engine versions of the Q7 on the market - two TFSI and four TDI versions. The most efficient engine in the Q7 is the 3.0 TDI quattro developing 150 kW (204 hp), with average consumption of only 7.2 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers and emissions of 189 g C02/km. The Q7 V12 TDI quattro, which has an output of 368 kW (500 hp), is actually one of the most powerful models in the entire Audi product range.

Audi A8

The A8 L W12 quattro, the top version of the A8 car line, was launched on the market by the Audi brand in the course of last year. Together with all the sophisticated qualities of the luxury sedan, this vehicle delivers outstanding, dynamic road performance thanks to its powerful 12-cylinder engine with a displacement of 6.3 liters and an output of 368 kW (500 hp). The S8 will then become available from summer 2012. Although the output of the new 4.0 TFSI engine has gained 51 kW (70 hp), taking it to 382 kW (520 hp), the S8 is up to 23 percent more fuel-efficient than the predecessor version. This is thanks to a large extent to the newly developed cylinder on demand technology, which shuts down four of the eight cylinders in part-load operation, thus boosting efficiency.

From the second quarter of 2012, a hybrid version of the A8 will also become available to order.

The A8 hybrid offers remarkable efficiency for a car of its class, with consumption of 6.3 liters of premium-grade fuel per 100 kilometers and CO2 emissions of 147 g/km.

Demand for the Audi A8 was outstanding in 2011. In total, the Audi brand delivered 34,245 (17,039) of this model, doubling the prior-year value.

Audi R8

The Audi brand again added to its product range in the supercar segment in 2011, with a limited run of 333 of the R8 GT Coupé delivered from the start of the year. The 5.2 FSI engine developing 412 kW (560 hp) accelerates the top model of the R8 car line from 0 to 100 km/h in a breathtaking 3.6 seconds. December saw the start of deliveries of the open-top version R8 GT Spyder, which is again available in a limited run of 333.

In total, 3,349 (3,166) vehicles of the R8 car line were delivered to customers in 2011.


Lamborghini Brand

The Italian supercar manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., Sant’Agata Bolognese (Italy), also rejuvenated its product range. In late summer 2011, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 made its market entry. The Murciélago’s successor, a completely new product, features an innovative monocoque made from carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), combining lightweight construction with high rigidity and safety. The Aventador is powered by a new 12-cylinder engine with an output of 515 kW (700 hp) that accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km/h in a stunning 2.9 seconds. This supercar’s top speed is 350 km/h.

Three special editions of the Lamborghini Gallardo also appeared during the past fiscal year. The Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale, which is inspired by the racing cars of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo championship, is available in a limited edition of 150. The advanced lightweight design of the Gallardo car line’s new top model is based on a combination of carbon fiber and aluminum. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore, another limited edition, is especially notable for its exclusive two-color paint finish. The “Esperienza Italia 150” exhibition showcased the Gallardo LP 550-2 Tricolore, which sports a longitudinal stripe in green, white and red - the colors of the Italian flag. In creating this special edition, the Lamborghini brand is specifically highlighting its Italian heritage.

Towards the end of the year the Lamborghini brand also unveiled the Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder, adding a further model to its range of open-top supercars.

A total of 1,602 (1,302) vehicles of the Lamborghini brand were delivered to customers in fiscal 2011.

Other Volkswagen Group Brands

In the period under review, 207,753 (199,740) vehicles of other Volkswagen Group brands were delivered to customers by the sales companies VOLKSWAGEN GROUP ITALIA S.P.A., Verona (Italy), Audi Volkswagen Korea Ltd., Seoul (South Korea), Audi Volkswagen Middle East FZE, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), and AUDI SINGAPORE PTE. LTD., Singapore (Singapore).

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