Audi Q2 wins gold in Germany’s Biggest Ladies’ Choice Exactly 4,189 women with a driver’s license between the ages of 18 and 69 selected their favorite SUV at the behest of Bild am Sonntag newspaper and the Innofact market research firm. The design, price and the desire to own were included in the assessment. The results were clear: Germany’s women rated the Audi Q2 number one among 93 competitors – a major triumph for the brand with the four rings, just eight months after its market launch in Germany. (May 17, 2017)
Audi the most innovative brand in the Automotive Innovations Award For the second consecutive time, Audi achieved overall victory in the Automotive Innovations Award in the premium manufacturer category. “With 84 new improvements in the reporting period, Audi showed the most innovation of all brands (volume and premium brands) and is therefore the most innovative brand overall,” the jury stated in its explanation for the decision. Four subject areas were incorporated into the evaluation: automotive drive systems, autonomous driving and safety, vehicle concepts and body, and interface and connection. In addition, Audi garnered awards as the most innovative brand in the two last-named individual categories. (May 5, 2017)
Red Dot: Best of the Best Award for the Audi Q2 The Audi Q2 has been honored in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017, one of the most prestigious design competitions worldwide. This year the independent, international jury of experts received and assessed submissions from 54 countries. The Red Dot jury awarded the Red Dot: Best of the Best prize to the Audi Q2 for its superior design quality and trendsetting design. (April 2017)
Audi Sport quattro from 1983 victorious in the Motor Klassik Awards Audi celebrated a big win at the Motor Klassik Awards 2017. The Audi Sport quattro from 1983 won in the “Classic of the 1980s” category with 27.2 percent of all votes. More than 22,000 readers of the popular classic car magazine participated in the voting. The Audi Sport quattro was built in very low volumes and only 214 units were sold in the market. With a price of 200,000 deutsche marks (about EUR 102,000) the “short one,” as it was known by its fans, was long the most expensive car from the brand. (April 4, 2017)
Double win in Auto Bild Allrad reader poll Readers of Europe’s biggest all-wheel drive vehicle magazine have voted and Audi was victorious not once but twice: The Audi Q5 was the overall winner in the “All-terrain vehicle and SUV from EUR 30,000 to 50,000” category. The Audi A6 Allroad won in the “All-wheel Drive Crossover” category. There were a total of 170 models in 10 categories to choose from. (March 22, 2017)
Middle East: Nine awards for Audi in the region Audi shines in the Middle East sales region with a wealth of prizes. The Audi S8 plus, for instance, (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10 [23.5 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 231 [371.8 g/mi]) was honored as Luxury Saloon Car of the Year by Wheels Magazine Middle East. The Audi R8 won in the “Best Super Sport Car” category at the OKAZ PR Arabia National Auto Awards. In Abu Dhabi, the Audi R8 took not one but two prizes in the Middle East Car of the Year Awards: Overall Car of the Year and Supercar of the Year. Additional awards at the same event went to Audi models A4, TTS (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.5 – 6.9* [31.4 – 34.1 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 173 – 159* [278.4 – 255.9 g/mi]), RS Q3 (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.6 – 8.4 [27.4 – 28.0 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 203 – 198* [326.7 – 318.7 g/mi]) and S8 plus (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10 [23.5 US mpg]; combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 231 [371.8 g/mi]) in their respective categories. Audi Middle East was also victorious at the Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) Awards. Here the brand with the four rings was successful in almost every category in which it was nominated. (March 2017)
Australasian NCAP: Five-star crash ranking for the Audi A5 Coupé and A5 Sportback The Audi models A5 Coupé and A5 Sportback achieved the maximum 5-star rating in the Australasian NCAP crash test for excellent active and passive safety. The institute has carried out crash tests for the Australian and New Zealand region since 1993 and to date has tested 590 passenger cars and light-duty commercial vehicles. (March 2017)
Singapore:the Audi A4 is Car of the Year Technology and lifestyle magazine Stuff Singapore has selected the Audi A4 as Car of the Year from a large field of competitors. The magazine rated the car as a trendsetter and especially praised the many assistance systems as well as the traffic jam pilot. (March 2017)
Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide on the fuel economy, CO2 emissions and power consumption of all new passenger car models,” which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).
*Figures depend on the tire/wheel sets used and the engine/transmission variant
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 (http://www.dat.de).