Audi TT is the best networked car

Around 42,700 readers of “auto motor und sport” and CHIP voted on which brand is the leader when it comes to digital networking. In answer to the question “Which carmaker offers the most innovative connectivity technology overall,” 71.4 percent of respondents named Audi as tops.

With the new TT and 29.5 percent of votes, Audi won the title in the “Connected Car” category. Ricky Hudi, Head of Electrics/Electronics Development at AUDI AG, accepted the award from the two editors-in-chief Ralph Alex (auto motor und sport) and Josef Reitberger (CHIP). The Audi virtual cockpit is a highlight in the Audi TT. It combines the instrument cluster and the MMI screen into one central digital unit, and it is setting new standards with its dynamic animations and precise graphics.

Audi also took the pole position in the categories of cell phone integration, navigation, entertainment/multimedia and sound systems. Impressive features in these areas include Audi MMI navigation plus, the Audi phone box, the Bang Olufsen Sound System in the Audi S3* and the LTE mobile communications standard. All in all, Audi was victorious in five of ten categories.

“The awards show that we are on the right track,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Technical Development. “We consider connectivity to be a megatrend that will keep us busy well into the future. We use Audi connect to seamlessly connect our automobiles with their environment – with the driver, the Internet, infrastructure and other vehicles.”

Fuel consumption of the models named above:

Audi TT
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.1 – 4.2 (33.1 – 56.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 164 – 110 (263.9 – 177.0 g/mi)

Audi S3
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.1 – 6.9 (33.1 – 34.1 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 165 – 159 (265.5 – 255.9 g/mi)