Preparations for the 40th ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ awards hosted by the Axel Springer publishing house are in full swing. Audi factory driver Mattias Ekström is a member of the expert jury again this year. The jury is comprised of chief editors, designers, celebrities, engineers and digital experts. The double DTM Champion tested various models over the last few days on a proving ground in Balocco, Italy. The final list consists of 38 cars in seven classes. The awards ceremony for Europe’s most important automobile prize will be held in Berlin on November 10.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).