Audi wins overall at What Car? Awards 2016
With five accolades in the What Car? Awards 2016, Audi starts the year off on a high, even picking up Car of the Year. From family cars to Coupés, the Audi range has something for every driver in truly award-winning style. See what the critics had to say and visit Spire to test drive any of the range to discover the power of Vorsprung durch Technik.
Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport: Car of the Year
The judges said: “The A4 brings new standards of refinement, interior quality and technology to the compact executive class; the 3.0 TDI offers effortless performance.”
Fighting off competition from the likes of the all-new Mazda MX-5, the Audi took the prize by virtue of its higher standards in technology, style and quality in its class. What Car? says that you’ll be happy whichever version you pick, but the 3.0 TDI 218 has the most going for it. Explore the Audi A4.
Audi TT 2.0 TFSI 230 Sport: Best Coupé
The judges said: “The TT is not just the best coupé on the market, it’s one of the best cars you can buy, full stop.”
The latest TT continues to carry the mantle of its predecessor, once again winning What Car? Best Coupé. Its agility and versatility are what puts it above the other cars in its class. With up to 40mpg combined and the versatility of being accommodating as well as mad fun, the Audi TT is considered by the judges to be second to none. Take a look at the Audi TT.
Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro 272 S line: Best Compact Executive Car +£35,000
“On top of a stonking engine there’s also all the stuff we love about lesser A4s, such as the classy-feeling interior and decent fuel economy."
Considered by the judges to be the best handling of the A4 range, the Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro 272 S line wowed the judges with its surprisingly smooth ride and four-wheel-drive power. This has everything the Car of the Year enjoys, with extra grandeur and performance. Explore the Audi A4.
Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 150 SE Technik: Best Family Car +£19,000
The judges considered the 2.0-litre diesel to be: “A real peach and is matched to responsive steering and tight body control giving the A3 an agile feel.”
Considering the price of this family car, the judges found the premium interior to be well worth the cost with SE Technik trim, sat nav, cruise control and reverse parking sensors. They also loved its efficiency: 51.2mpg in their real-world True MPG economy tests, while company car drivers also enjoy low car tax thanks to CO2 emissions of just 108g/km.
“A five-star Euro NCAP rating and a driver’s knee airbag add peace of mind, and cement the A3 Sportback’s family car credentials.” Discover the Audi A3 Sportback.
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro 272 SE: Best Large SUV +£40,000
The judges said that the Audi Q7: “Offers everything the large SUV buyer is looking for; it has a superbly built interior, a long list of standard equipment and is beautifully refined.”
It was a tough task to overthrow last year’s winner, the Range Rover Sport, but it turned into a three-horse race between it, the Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90. So how did the Audi topple the king? Competitively priced, yet still offering everything you need, the Q7 undercuts the Range Rover while offering a higher quality engine, superior interior and loads of space. Explore the Audi Q7.
2016 is already a year of wins for Audi and it seems like the message is clear. Whatever your car requirements, if you want a premium vehicle, Audi is the one to have.