New record for Audi: In the first six months of the year the company handed over more than 733,000 cars to customers worldwide, 12.
3 percent more than in the same period of 2011. Around 133,050 customers chose an Audi in June alone – 13.1 percent more than one year ago. The strong performance in Germany continued in the past month with growth of 14.6 percent. The Ingolstadtbased company once again experienced significant double-digit (+20.4 percent) growth in deliveries on the Chinese market. In the United States, AUDI AG concluded the first half of the year with the best sales month in the company’s US history, plus 26.0 percent in June.
For comparison, global sales of BMW Group's flagship BMW brand rose 8.2% through the first six months of 2012 to 747,064. Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz brand saw global sales rise 6.9% to 652,924 for the six months of 2012.