February 2, 2000

Audi Kicks Off New Year With Best January Ever - 80.1 Percent Increase Over 1999

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., -- Audi of America, Inc. reported sales of 6,185 for the month of January, up 80.1 percent over the same month last year when sales were 3,435. It was Audi's best January ever.

Increases were seen in every Audi model range. The primary drivers were the A6 with sales totaling 2,398, an 80.8 percent increase over January 1999 and the A4 with 2,788 sales, up 43.4 percent.

The 2000 TT coupe, which will be available in a Roadster and 225-horsepower engine in May, continues to sell at a swift pace with 831 for the month.

Audi's all-aluminum flagship A8 continued to climb with sales of 168, a 9.1 percent increase over January 1999. A long wheel base version, the A8 L, will be available in the coming months.

Last month, Audi reported its best December ever and best year-to-date since 1985 with total sales of 65,959. This accomplishment marked Audi's fifth straight year of double digit growth, 38.8 percent higher than 1998's results of 47,517.

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