Audi wins at
WhatCar? Awards 2017

Audi takes home a total of four category award wins in the What Car? Awards, the most of any car brand in contention.

  • Audi A4 named Executive Car of the Year
  • Luxury SUV of the Year is the Audi Q7
  • A3 Sportback singled out as the Best Family Car
  • Audi TT takes Coupé of the Year for the third year in succession
  • Seven Best Buy commendations across the model range

Few UK automotive industry endorsements carry as much weight as a What Car? Award, and at a ceremony in London earlier this evening Audi proudly accepted a total of four from the UK’s biggest car-buying brand for category wins by the A3 Sportback, A4 Saloon, TT and Q7.

Audi A4 Saloon 3.0 TDI 218 Sport

'Best Compact Executive Car 2017'

The all-new A4 Saloon has been named ‘Best Compact Executive' Car of the Year for the second year in a row by WhatCar? magazine and website. Voted for its exceptional luxury and refinement, the A4 Saloon is the pinnacle of interior quality and technology in its class.

With features such as Matrix LED lights, Audi Virtual Cockpit and Smartphone Interface available, it also boasts a selection of engine, transmissions and drivetrain options, from a front wheel drive 1.4 TFSI to a 3.0 V6 TDI quattro, meaning there’s always an A4 to meet your needs.

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Audi TT 1.8 TFSI Sport 180 PS

'Best Coupé of The Year 2017'

The Audi TT Coupé has been named 'Best Coupé of The Year 2017' for a third year running by WhatCar? magazine and website. The TT Coupé is an icon of the Audi range, combining striking good looks with effortless drivability.

This third successive category victory continues a winning streak that spans all three generations - it takes the total number of awards handed down by What Car? to the iconic coupé to an unprecedented nine.

The TT reinterprets the design of the previous two generations of car to create an exterior that’s not only beautiful but instantly recognisable. This beauty of the TT even runs through the interior of the car. A Virtual Cockpit and integrated controls offer the driver a truly immersed experience. And with a variety of engine, transmission and drivetrain options available, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your needs and driving style.

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Successful start to the year for the largest Audi SUV

The third overall category win for Audi went to the Q7. The leading consumer magazine chose the 3.0 TDI 272 PS as its pick of the range, having been suitably impressed by its ‘powerful and silky-smooth’ engine, its ‘fast and slick’ eight-speed tiptronic transmission and its ample space for four adults and children.

“Despite costing much less than an entry-level Range Rover, the Q7 is unquestionably a better all-rounder,” explained Steve Huntingford. “It has a very plush interior, gets loads of standard kit and is incredibly refined; wind and road noise are negligible and the optional air suspension gives a supremely cushioned ride. Ultimately, luxury SUVs don’t get any more spacious, comfy, luxurious or sophisticated.”

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New Audi A3 back on winning form

The consistently popular A3 Sportback brings the total Audi awards tally to four thanks to a Best Family Car category win. Following a comprehensive update across the range, the Audi A3 is now right back at the cutting edge of Audi innovation, and includes the very latest hallmarks of Vorsprung durch Technik, from the stunning virtual cockpit to an array of assistance systems such as the predictive efficiency assistant and the game-changing traffic jam assist, introducing the first steps toward piloted driving. 

Behind the technological updates the fundamental qualities of the A3 continue to shine through, as the What Car? team confirms by writing: “Even executive cars costing thousands more are shamed by its classy dashboard, rock-solid build quality and wonderful attention to detail.”​

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