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Audi’s A6 sedan and A4-based allroad both took home top honors at Auto Bild’s “All-Wheel Drive Car of 2016” Awards, adding two more well-deserved trophies to Audi’s collection.
Claiming the “All-wheel Crossover” category, the all-new allroad undoubtedly impressed judges with it’s new quattro system with ultra technology, improving both driving dynamics and efficiency, winning with 17.4 percent of votes.
Winning the “All-wheel Car Over 40,000 Euros” class by claiming 10.6 percent of the votes, Audi’s A6 proved that the vehicle still offers the technologies consumers want and represents an incredible value, even though it is admittedly late in it’s product cycle. Of the awards, Dr Stefan Knirsch noted, “the double win represents the success story of the quattro drive system and the power of the all-road models.”
Read the full press release below.
- First place for the Audi A4 allroad quattro and Audi A6
- Audi Board Member for Technical Development Dr. Stefan Knirsch: “Award documents quattro’s story of success”
Audi scoops two prizes in the “All-wheel Drive Car of 2016” reader survey from car magazine Auto Bild Allrad. The Audi A4 allroad quattro is the winner in the “All-wheel Crossover” category, the Audi A6* won the “All-wheel Car Over 40,000 Euros.” The award ceremony was held Thursday evening in Stuttgart.
“The double win represents the success story of the quattro drive system and the power of the all-road models – our all-rounder with off-road qualities,” said Dr. Stefan Knirsch, Board Member for Technical Development at AUDI AG. With the successor to the lauded Audi A4 allroad quattro*, the brand with the four rings is bringing the new quattro drive with ultra technology to series production in combination with the 2.0 TFSI engine*. This all-wheel drive has been optimized for efficiency and leaves nothing to be desired in terms of traction and driving dynamics. The car sets standards in its class with its low fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions, especially under everyday driving conditions.
Voting for the “All-Wheel Drive Car of the Year” took place in a total of ten categories. The Audi A4 allroad won with 17.4 percent of all votes, with 10.6 percent of readers choosing the Audi A6.