November 20, 2006
Audi wins two awards
Ingolstadt, Germany – Audi has been named “Car Company of the Year 2006”, while its R10 TDI has been awarded “Race Engine of the Year 2006” from two separate magazines.
The British car magazine Autocar has presented its Autocar Award for car company to Audi, citing the range of products the company has launched in recent years. When compared to models from competitors such as BMW and Mercedes, the magazine said that Audi products “offered equal value, were arguably better built, and often technologically more interesting. Our exhaustive tests show its models now stand with the best.”
Meanwhile, a panel of experts from the British specialist magazine Race Engine Technology voted the 650-hp V12 TDI engine from the Audi R10 TDI as “Race Engine of the Year 2006”, as well as “Alternative Race Engine of the Year”. The R10 TDI remains unbeaten since making its debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring in the U.S. in March 2006; it took the checkered flag in all eight of its races. The company plans to release a 500-hp V12 TDI engine for consumer sales in the Q7.