Even with the full-line transition to 2001 models in July, Audi of America's record setting pace in 2000 continued, reporting total sales of 6,547 for the best July sales month ever, an increase of 9.8 percent over July 1999 when sales were 5,965. July represents the seventh consecutive month in 2000 where the company posted year-over-year sales gains. Audi year-to-date sales increased 37.1 percent to 46,919 versus the 34,217 vehicles sold during the first seven months of last year.