Audi stands for Vorsprung durch Technik or ‘Advancement through Technology’. Year after year, the brand with the four rings and its products garners awards from both national and international juries. In the last 4 months alone, awards have been celebrated for the Audi Q2, TT RS, A5 Sportback, A4, RS 3 Sedan and the Q7 from an array of respected international publications.
‘ArabWheels Awards 2017’: Audi honoured twice
The annual award presented by the ArabWheels media platforms – magazine, website, apps, web TV, and e-news – recognizes and acknowledges the latest and greatest of the automotive world.
This year the Audi Q2 won the title of “best Compact Premium SUV” and Tony Eid of Trace Media commented “Whether it is used for an off-road adventure or for everyday driving in a big city – the Audi Q2 is the all-round vehicle. Youthful and provocative in its styling and with all sorts of high-tech equipment on-board”
Audi was honoured a second time for the 400hp loaded TT RS as Best Sports Coupe by the ArabWheels jury. The sporty coupe was complimented for its newly developed aluminium five-cylinder engine which has the ability to go from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.7 seconds. (November 2017)
“Best Cars 2018”: Audi A5 Sportback best midsize model
The Audi A5 Sportback won the ‘Midsize’ category in the 42nd ‘Best Cars’ readers survey conducted by the trade journal auto motor und sport. The five-door coupé topped its segment with the majority of votes. The prize was accepted by Peter Mertens, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at AUDI AG, at the end of January in Stuttgart. In addition, the brand with the four rings also took second place three times – with the Audi A3 in the compact class, the Audi A8 in the luxury class and the Audi Q7 in the ‘Large SUV/Off-road Vehicles’ category.
“Luxury Car of the Year”: Audi A4 honoured by Cars.com
The experts at Cars.com, a leading digital automotive portal, selected the Audi A4 as the “Luxury Car of the Year” at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. They praised the midsize model’s versatility, driving dynamics and spacious interior as well as its superior workmanship and luxurious equipment. The numerous body variants were also recognized – from the Audi A4 sedan to the sporty Audi S4 sporty Audi S4 to the Audi A4 allroad, which combines off-road qualities with the versatility of a station wagon. The operation of the Audi A4 impressed with its driver-oriented Audi virtual cockpit and standard Audi smartphone interface. The latter incorporates Apple Car Play and Android Auto and therefore offers the familiar smartphone environment.
Car and Driver “10 Best Trucks & SUVs” 2018: Audi Q7 takes the award in its category
For the second time in a row, the US magazine Car and Driver has named the Audi Q7 the “Best Mid-Size Luxury SUV” in the selection of the “10Best Trucks & SUVs.” The jury recognized the roomy SUV’s practicality and driving dynamics as well as its innovative technologies and connectivity. The interior offers premium comfort for seven people: The panoramic glass roof, for instance, provides a light-flooded interior, while the Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System creates a listening experience similar to that of a concert hall. One highlight is the fully digital Audi virtual cockpit, in which the driver can set various displays for navigation and infotainment. Numerous assistance systems complement the extensive offerings – from the standard Audi pre sense to the optional Audi side assist, which warns of vehicles in blind spots.
“Auto Bild Sportscar of the Year 2017”: victory for the Audi RS 3 Sedan
The trade journal Auto Bild Sportscars has awarded the “Sportscars of the Year” award for the 16th time. The Audi RS 3 Sedan (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.4 – 8.3*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 191 – 188*) garnered 30.43 percent of the votes in the “Small and Compact Production Car” category. With its 400 hp 2.5 TFSI engine, up to 280 km/h top speed and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, the compact RS model demonstrates outstanding performance – accompanied by its characteristic five-cylinder sound. The award ceremony took place during the Race Night at the 50th Essen Motor Show. A total of 110 cars from tests and driving reports from the last twelve editions of the magazine were available for selection. The award was presented in 15 categories.
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