Throughout the course of its rich history, Audi has represented luxury and comfort in numerous countries throughout the world. Audi was founded in a time when cars were only available to the rich and wealthy, and owning an Audi model was seen as a status symbol. Unlike Ford in America, Audi was not concerned with making automobiles widely available to everyone—the company was concerned with world class luxury that would appeal to the wealthy. Although a German company, Audi has become an increasingly popular brand in the United States and throughout the world.

Just how popular did Audi become in America in 2012? July 2012 ranks as the best July for Audi in American history. For the record shattering month, four Audi models recorded year-over-year sales increases of 20 percent or more, including the Audi A3, the Audi A4, the Audi A5, and the Audi A6 models. July 2012 was also the second best July for Audi in terms of pre-owned sales. Audi Certified pre-owned sales of 3,136 vehicles set a record as the second best July despite the reduced inventory of available models for the program. Overall sales in 2012 were 20 percent higher than 2011 sales. With over 37,000 units produced in 2011, the Audi A7 is a very popular model in the U.S. The vehicle can go from 0-60 mph in just 5.4 seconds and features a starting price tag of $59,250.

Do you own an Audi vehicle? If so, how would you rate the luxury offered by your car? Please discuss in the comments section and check out the infographic below presented by The Auto Gallery.

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