In their commendation in Berlin, the expert jury panel especially praised the innovative technology of the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro – above all when it came to the lightweight construction, drive system, chassis, operation and display concept of the premium SUV. The V6 engine impresses with its incredible delivery of power and efficiency, and the newly developed, adaptive suspension with its sportiness and comfort. In the interior, the Q7 offers numerous technical innovations, the jury said, highlighting in particular the Audi virtual cockpit that displays all important driver information at high resolution. Also on board are a variety of new-generation assistance systems that help bring drivers safely and efficiently to their destinations.
The Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI ultra topped the list of upper midsize cars in terms of value for money, according to the findings of the jury. The business station wagon scored points with its efficient drive system as well as its high reliability. At the same time the A6 2.0 TDI ultra beat competitors with its efficient fuel consumption.
The editors of AUTO TEST present awards for the reliability and quality of selected cars from all automotive classes and offer purchase recommendations from around 500 models.
Fuel consumption of the models named above:
Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.2 – 5.5** (37.9 – 42.8 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 163 – 144** (262.3 – 231.7 g/mi)
Audi A6 Avant 2.0 TDI ultra:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 4.7 – 4.4** (50.0 – 53.5 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 124 – 114** (199.6 – 183.5 g/mi);
**Fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures given in ranges depend on the tires/wheels used as well as the engine/transmission version.