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US Audi A4 and A5 production likely won’t stop due to factory fire

Audi’s largest production facility for the Audi A4 and A5 is the one in Ingolstadt, Germany, the home town of the four-ringed brand, which produced around 1,400 A4s and A5s every day. Turns out, though, that this facility had to cease production on the A4 and A5 for a short period of time, a supplier for Audi recently had to shut down due to a fire in their facility.

Pelzer, a German automotive supplier of bulkhead insulation, recently reported a fire which has stopped insulation production. Because of this, Audi needs to shut down A4 and A5 production in Ingolstadt until it can continue receiving products from Pelzer. However, this shouldn’t worry Audi A4 and A5 buyers, as this likely won’t cause any delays in orders.

The Ingolstadt plant, despite being Audi’s biggest, isn’t the only one that makes the A4 and A5. Audi also has a production facility in Neckarsulm, Germany, which also makes these two cars. Admittedly, it doesn’t produce the same volume as the Ingolstadt plant, but it’s enough to keep supply up.

“We are working intensively with our supplier to find a quick solution and have already initiated alternative supply possibilities,” Audi representatives recently told Cars.

Another Audi spokesperson also commented, saying “there is no impact on deliveries to U.S. customers.” So American Audi A4 and A5 buyers, fret not. Your order should not be delayed.

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Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.