Daily Telegraph Cars Award – Audi sweeps the board Audi came away from the Cars Award of the British daily newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” with three accolades. At the awards ceremony in London the Audi TT Coupé* was declared “Best Sports Car”, while the Audi A3 earned the distinctions of “Best Family Car” and “Best Design of the Year.” Readers rated the cars in ten different categories, which covered such aspects as driving enjoyment and dashboard layout. In every case the Audi A3 achieved ten out of ten. (June 5, 2015)
Audi A3 e-tron awarded KS Energy and Environment Prize In the international automotive and accessories industry the Energy and Environment Prize awarded by the automobile club “Kraftfahr-Schutz e. V.”(KS) is viewed as an acknowledgment of fuel economy. This year’s winner was the Audi A3 e-tron* plug-in hybrid. (June 26, 2015)
Another safety distinction for Audi The Audi Q3 has scooped the Top Safety Pick 2015 in the United States and achieved the highest rating of “good” for its safety. This result was confirmed by the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which each year tests the crash safety of automobiles in all vehicle categories. (August 3, 2015)
Tradespeople impressed by Audi A6 and Audi A4 The Audi A6 has won the full-size category in the reader poll staged by handwerk magazin to find the Company Boss Station Wagon 2015, and the A4 Avant prevailed in the midsize category. 1,791 readers considered the Audi A6 to be the best station wagon for a trade company. The contenders comprised six models in the full-size category and 18 automobiles in the midsize category. With the A6 Avant*, Audi has staged a successful defense of the title it won in 2014. (August 18, 2015)
Audi Entertainment mobile voted “Product of the Year” Audi came out on top in the twelfth Plus X Awards in the “Product of the Year” category. The brand with the four rings also won the Innovation, High Quality, Design, Operating Convenience and Functionality categories with its “Audi Entertainment mobile” tablet. The multifunction tablet is the first on the market to which games consoles or other external data carriers can very easily be connected. In the Plus X Awards, experts from 27 different industries celebrate the top-performing and most innovative products in technology, sport and lifestyle. (September 14, 2015)
Audi builds the most family-friendly Car of the Year in its class The title of “Family Car of the Year” goes to the Audi Q5. This was the verdict of the reader poll by the magazines Straßenverkehr and Eltern. Overall, 19,535 readers rated 150 models in seven different price categories. In the EUR 35,000 to 40,000 category the Audi Q5 emerged as winner, with 23.7 percent of the votes. It thus enjoyed a clear lead over the BMW X3 and the Volvo V70, which polled only 16.2 percent and 12.3 percent respectively. (September 15, 2015)
Double victory in Auto Test 2015 Since 2008 the magazine Auto Test has been conducting tests on around 500 models each year. For the past three years the testers have also been giving awards to the top achievers for value for money. In 2015 this distinction goes to the Audi A4 1.8 TFSI in the midsize category, and to the Audi A6 2.0 TDI ultra* in the upper midsize category. (September 16, 2015)
The Audi A1 – “Best New Design of 2015” auto motor und sport declared the Audi A1 the winner of its compact cars category in this year’s “autonis” reader poll, with 28.5 percent of the vote. 17,501 readers and users rated the cars in ten different categories. (September 30, 2015)
EuroCarBody 2015 – second place for Audi Q7 The Audi Q7 is a prizewinner in the EuroCarBody Awards 2015. An international panel of experts awarded second place to the body with the multi-material construction principle. With its weight saving of 71 kilograms (156.5 lb) it plays a key role in the lightweight construction concept of Audi’s biggest SUV. The Q7 is the first model with a body based on the MLB evo platform. The new multimaterial construction principle integrates large components made from heat-formed steel and aluminum, and involves innovative joining techniques. Audi introduced two newly developed joining techniques here: friction element welding and special hollow punch riveting. Depending on engine version, the Audi Q7 is as much as 325 kilograms (716.5 lb) lighter than its predecessor. (October 20 – 22, 2015)
Fuel consumption of the models named above:
Audi TT Coupé: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.3 –4.2 (32.2 – 56.0 US mpg)**; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 168 – 110 (270.4 – 177.0 g/mi)**
Audi A3 e-tron: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 1.7 – 1.5 (138.4 – 156.8 US mpg)**; Combined electrical consumption in kWh/100 km: 12.4 – 11.4**; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 39 – 35 (62.8 – 56.3 g/mi)**
Audi A6 Avant: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.6 – 4.4 (24.5 – 53.5 US mpg)**; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 224 – 114 (360.5 – 183.5 g/mi)**
Audi A6 2.0 TDI ultra: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 4.7 – 4.2 (50.0 – 56.0 US mpg)**; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 124 – 109 (199.6 – 175.4 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).