Top-performance: Audi claimed two wins in the reader voting for Auto Bild Sports Cars of the Year. The brand with the four rings won over voters with the power of the Audi S1 and the Audi RS 4 Avant. Both vehicles equipped with quattro all-wheel drive claimed first place in their class.
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.
2014 Audi S1 and S1 Sportback