Success in “Best cars of 2011” Survey: Audi Takes Top Honors in Four Categories

  • Yet another outstanding result for Audi in the “ams” reader survey
  • Audi A4/A5, R8 Spyder, Q5 and A1 in pole position in their categories
  • Audi A8 takes second place; A3, A6 and R8 Coupé all come in third

Again this year, the Audi success story continues in the “Best cars of 2011” reader survey, conducted by Germany’s specialist car magazine “auto motor und sport” (ams). Readers awarded top honors to four Audi models – the Audi A1, the A4/A5, the R8 Spyder and the Audi Q5. The second-ranked Audi A8 and the third-place A3, A6 and R8 Coupé round out the outstanding result.

The four first-place awards make Audi the most successful brand in this year’s survey. Straight away, the Audi A1 took first place in the “Small Car” category by a clear margin – adding yet another prestigious reader’s choice award in Germany to the sub-compact car’s accolades, after the “Golden Steering Wheel” and the “Auto Trophy.”

In the “Convertible” category, the Audi R8 Spyder repeated its success from the previous year. The Audi Q5 also successfully defended its title in the “SUV” category. And for the fourth consecutive year, the award in the “Midsize Class” went to the A4/A5 model series.

Second- and third-place awards rounded out the impressive showing. The readers of ams magazine awarded a second-place finish to the Audi A8 in the “Luxury Class” category. Receiving third place honors were the A3 in the “Compact Class,” the A6 in the “Upper Midsize Class” and the R8 Coupé among the “Sports Cars.”

This marked the thirty-fifth time that “auto motor und sport” magazine had conducted the survey – nearly 93,000 readers cast their votes in 10 categories and among 315 models.


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