BERLIN -- Audi will halt production of A4 and A5 cars at its Ingolstadt base this week until Thursday due to a parts shortage after a fire at a supplier, it said on Monday.
Audi produces 1,400 A4 and A5 models per day at the plant, its largest, so it will lose 5,600 vehicles this week.
A fire at a supplier making front wall cladding had disrupted parts deliveries, a spokeswoman said on Monday.
Audi also builds A3, Q2 and Q5 models at the plant, according to Automotive News Europe's European car assembly plant map.
About 8,500 of the 43,000 workers Audi employs at the site will be affected and will not be working between Monday and Thursday, the spokeswoman said.
Production of A4 and A5 models at a plant in Neckarsulm has not been affected. Audi also builds the A6, A7, A8 and R8 models in Neckarsulm.
German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported the stoppages earlier on Monday.