Sports Cars of the Year 2014: First place for the Audi S1 and Audi RS 4 Avant

Readers of the magazine “Auto Bild Sportscars” voted for their favorites among production and tuning cars once again this year. 143 cars in a total of 17 categories were nominated. The Audi S1 won the “Compact Cars, Production Models” category with 51 percent of the vote. The Audi RS 4 Avant took first place in the category “Station Wagons, Production Models” with 49 percent of the votes.

The Audi S1 is the top model of the A1 model series. Its 2.0 TFSI develops 170 kW (231 hp) and produces 370 Nm (272.9 lb‑ft) of torque; the quattro permanent all‑wheel drive and the extensively revamped suspension put the power effortlessly down onto the road. The third-generation RS 4 Avant combines performance with a high level of everyday utility. Its 4.2 liter V8 produces a brawny 331 kW (450 hp). Like every RS model from Audi, the RS 4 Avant comes standard with quattro permanent all‑wheel drive.

The award ceremony for the readers’ choice Sports Cars of the Year takes place tonight as part of the Essen Motor Show.

Fuel consumption of the models named above:

Audi S1:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.3 – 7.0** (32.2 – 33.6 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 168 – 162** (270.4 – 260.7 g/mi)

Audi RS 4 Avant:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10.7** (22.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 249** (400.7 g/mi)

**The fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions of a vehicle vary due to the choice of wheels and tires. They not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but are also influenced by driving behavior and other non-technical factors.