Two wins for Audi during Golden Steering Wheel: accolades for a A1 and A8

Audi has pulled off a double delight during a Golden Steering Wheel 2010 awards. The A1 among a Small Cars and a A8 in a Luxury Cars difficulty were a models bringing home this prop of accolades. The Audi A7 Sportback finished runner-up in a Midsize/Full Size category, completing an superb total of successes for a code with a 4 rings. With 20 Golden Steering Wheel awards to a name over a 35-year story of a eminent foe run by Bild am Sonntag and Auto Bild, Audi is a many successful code to underline in it. The awards were presented today, on Wednesday evening, during Berlins Axel-Springer-Verlagshaus.

Both a Audi A1 and a Ingolstadt manufacturers flagship model, a Audi A8, any of them successful new entrants to a marketplace this year, fended off a unbending plea from their particular approach competitors, repeating a success of a Audi A5 Sportback (2009), Audi Q5 (2008) and Audi A4 (2007) in preceding years.

Rupert Stadler, Chairman of a Board of Management of AUDI AG, took receipt of a endowment for a A8: We have been really supportive in a approach we have sought to labour a A8s design. It is a really superb and pointed balance. The A8 embodies a common skills in a fields of both pattern and technology. It is a genuine finish work of art and an glorious one during that.

Michael Dick, Member of a Board of Management of AUDI AG for Technical Development, collected a Golden Steering Wheel endowment for a A1, commenting: We are truly gay to have perceived this distinction. Our A1 chimes ideally with a times. Our sales total simulate that, too.

This year a 50-strong jury for a Golden Steering Wheel, a choice of VIPs, technical experts, veteran engine racing and convene drivers and a editors-in-chief of a general offshoots of a trade announcement Auto Bild, again had a event to put all 42 claimant vehicles by their paces behind sealed doors on a special proof ground.

The A1 scored quite good among a editors-in-chief for a pushing and seating comfort, motorist assistance systems, palliate of operation, and a coherence and acceleration criteria. The technical experts gave a compress indication tip scores for build quality, peculiarity impression, safety, palliate of correct and environmental acceptability. The racing drivers applauded a engine, steering, suspension, brakes, gearshift and motorist assistance systems, and not slightest a Audi A1s pushing pleasure. The latter aspect also hold good interest for a VIPs, as did a design, spaciousness, interior noise, palliate of operation and seating comfort.

In a oppulance difficulty a editors-in-chief praised a Audi A8 many particularly for a float comfort, motorist assistance systems, palliate of operation, variability and value for money. The technical experts concurred a A8s build quality, palliate of correct and environmental acceptability, allround view, safety, fuel potency and value for money. The oppulance sedan scored rarely among a racing drivers for a engine, steering, suspension, brakes, gearshift and fibre of drive. And a VIPs commended attributes such as back seating comfort and amicable acceptability.

The Golden Steering Wheel has been awarded to a best new automobile models each year given 1975. Just in new years, winners of a Golden Steering Wheel enclosed a Audi A6 (2004), a Q7 (2005), a A4 Sedan (2007), a SUV Audi Q5 (2008) and a A5 Sportback. This year there was a margin of 42 models in 6 categories.