HERNDON, VA – Audi has reported record-setting April U.S. sales of 10,018 luxury vehicles. Sales for the most recent month surpassed the prior April record set in 2010 of 9,319 vehicles, or 7.5 percent.

The record April 2011 results follow the best first quarter in company history as the automaker enjoyed a steady quarter-over-quarter sales increase of nearly 20%, compared to the previous period in 2010. April 2011 sales not only marked the fourth-straight monthly record for 2011, but also the third time in company history where vehicles sales exceeded 10,000 units in a given month.

In April 2011, Audi recorded year-over-year sales increases with six of its models: the Audi A3, the Audi A4, the Audi A8, Audi Q5, Audi Q7, and the Audi R8. Audi Q7 full-size luxury crossover sales posted a 24.2% increase over April 2010 sales.

Audi said its strong results were buoyed by the continued strong public response to the 2011 Audi A8 flagship model, which set a sales increase of 519.8 percent from a year earlier. Another big factor came from the recent introduction of the all-new 2012 Audi A7. Additionally, Audi said its clean diesel sales continued to reflect the demand for fuel-efficient models as the Audi A3 TDI and the Audi Q7 TDI accounted for 61 percent and 47 percent in their vehicle lines, respectively.