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Audi bags triple win in “Best Cars 2016”

Snapshot: Audi A1, A4 and Q7 voted as the Best in Class, while Audi A3 and A6 made second places.

Audi was voted with three first places in the “Best Cars 2016” poll by the readers of the magazine “auto motor und sport”, where Audi A1 was crowned the best “Small car”, the Audi A4 emerged winner of the “Midsize” category and the Audi Q7 being the most impressive model among the “Large SUVs”. The “Best Cars” reader poll run by “auto motor und sport” celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.

During this occasion, Mr Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, commented, “We are delighted with the triple win in the ‘Best Cars‘ poll. The coveted awards reflect our strong product portfolio and give our team plenty of encouragement for 2016.” Adding to this, Dr. Stefan Knirsch, Board Member for Technical Development said, “With the new Audi A4 and the new Audi Q7, we have taken an extensive array of state-of-the-art assistance systems into production. We will build on our model initiative this year with innovative technical solutions.”

The award ceremony took place in Stuttgart, where Dr. Dietmar Voggenreiter, Sales Director of Audi collected the award for the A1 and said “The Audi A1 proves there is genuinely scope for premium automobiles with a city format to succeed. With its sportiness and outstanding Audi quality, it is an important brand ambassador of the four rings.”

Talking of the engine lineup, you have six engines available for selection – four TFSI and two TDI. The 1.0 TFSI, the first ever three-cylinder gasoline engine in the history of the Audi brand There is also a new three-cylinder diesel, the 1.4 TDI ultra with 90 HP. The 1.4 TFSI COD highlights the cylinder on demand system (COD), which enables temporary cylinder shut-off when the engine is operating at part load.

Engine Lineup:

1.0 TFSI ultra with 95 HP

1.4 TFSI with 125 HP

1.4 TFSI COD with 150 HP

1.8 TFSI with 192 HP

1.4 TDI ultra with 90 HP

1.6 TDI with 116 HP

There were 364 models in eleven categories to choose from in the 2016 poll. In each category readers selected an overall winner and a top import. A total of 115,239 readers took part in the poll.

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