China: Audi A3 receives “J.D. Power Award” In China the “J.D. Power Award 2015” went to the Audi A3. This award, which is made on the basis of extensive customer surveys, rates the quality of new automobiles in China. The Audi A3 emerged victorious in the intensely competitive segment of compact luxury sedans. (November 1, 2015)
Switzerland: Audi Q7 is favorite car Audi won the “Swiss Car of the Year” reader poll with the Q7 and also achieved third place with the R8. Over 68,000 readers voted for their favorite car. (December 2, 2015)
United States: top safety in Audi A3, Audi A6 and Audi Q5 The Audi A3 Sedan*, Audi A6 Sedan* and Audi Q5 have received the accolade of “Top Safety Pick+ 2016,” awarded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In achieving the highest grade “good,” they are the safest cars in their segment according to the U.S. insurance organization. Audi has previously received this distinction for the crash safety of numerous models in the past two years. (December 10, 2015)
New Zealand: Audi RS 3 Sportback most popular car in category The Audi RS 3 Sportback took the honors in the “Performance Class” at this year’s “AMI NZ Autocar Car of the Year Awards” and can now be considered among the best new cars on New Zealand’s roads. The RS 3 Sportback impressed the jury with its design, the compact and efficient construction principle and not least its emotive sound. (December 2, 2015)
Australia: double award for Audi Q7 The Audi Q7 has achieved the top rating of five stars in the “ANCAP safety rating” for passive and active safety. It has also received the title of “Best Luxury SUV” from the renowned online magazine drive.com.au. The jury reserved particular praise for the fully digitized virtual cockpit, the new Audi touchpad and the sophisticated build quality. (December 4, 2015)
American award for technical animation by Audi Communications The U.S. industry organization “League of American Communications Professionals” commended Audi Communications with its “Platinum Award” for the technical animation of the A3 e-tron*. Audi also received the cross-industry special award “Most Creative Platinum,” fending off the challenge of such competitors as General Electric and Intel Corporation. (November 9, 2015)
Germany: special merit for Audi eKurzinfo At the “German Design Award 2016”, the Audi eKurzinfo received a “Special Mention” for outstanding innovation in the “Apps” category. The award is made by the “German Design Council,” a nonprofit foundation of the German Federal Parliament with members drawn from industry, design, federations and institutions. (November 2, 2015)
Fuel consumption of the models named above:
Audi A3 Sedan: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.1 – 3.5** (33.1 – 67.2 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 164 – 92** (263.9 – 148.1 g/mi)
Audi A6 Sedan: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.4 – 4.2** (25.0 – 56.0 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 218 – 109** (350.8 – 175.4 g/mi)
Audi S1: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.3 – 7.0** (32.2 – 33.6 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 168 – 162** (270.4 – 260.7 g/mi)
Audi RS 3 Sportback: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.3 – 8.1** (28.3 – 29.0 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 194 – 189** (312.2 – 304.2 g/mi)
Audi A3 e-tron: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 1.7 – 1.5** (138.4 – 156.8 US mpg); Electrical consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.4 – 11.4**; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 39 – 35** (62.8 – 56.3 g/mi)
**Fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures and efficiency classes given in ranges depend on the tires/wheels used.
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).