Audi A4 wins Car of the Year for 2016 in UK’s “What Car?” awards
The Audi A4 Sedan 3.0 TDI* with 160 kW/218 hp has taken home the most prestigious automotive prize in the United Kingdom for this year. The expert jury panel for the consumer magazine “What Car?” designated the midsize sedan as the best car in its class. The Audi A4 was also the overall winner among all candidates in 19 categories. The Audi TT* took home its second consecutive class victory – and the eighth top finish in the model’s history – in the field of coupé class cars. The prizes were awarded in London on January 13, 2016, before an audience that included more than 1,000 invited guests from the automotive industry.
“What Car?” is considered the UK’s most influential print magazine for the purchasing decisions of car buyers. The Car of the Year award honors the best all-rounder for an automotive model year. The winner is determined from hundreds of test cars – covering the entire range of products available on the market – that were examined by the editorial team from “What Car?” during the respective year.
Jurors were clearly excited by the combination of comfort and economy offered by the six-cylinder TDI in the A4: “One of the most impressive cars we have recently driven. It is roughly as efficient as the smaller 2.0 TDI four-cylinder – on paper and in actual traffic. The Audi A4 offers whisper-quiet driving characteristics that would put some luxury sedans to shame. Simply put, it feels more like a small Audi A8 than like a competitor from its class,” the jury said. “What Car?” said of the Audi TT: “It is not just the best coupé in the market, but one of the best cars of any type you could buy.”