Audi Rates High in German ‘Auto Bild’ Top 100 Tests


Audi Rates High in German ‘Auto Bild’ Top 100 Tests

Audi vehicles were well represented in the German motoring publication, Auto Bild’s recent 100 best model performance tests – which awards the Top 10 cars across 10 grading criteria, chosen from a field of 1200 entries.

The motoring magazine lists the results for the best 100 models – in the disciplines of fuel economy, turning circle, un-laden weight, payload, seat height, top speed, acceleration, noise emissions, braking and flexibility/intermediate sprint.

In the latter four categories, which places an emphasis on dynamic ability and refinement – Audi finished with two class wins, and 15 further placings within the total field of cars.

Here’s the shortlist of how Audi cars placed:

Category: Noise Emission  

  • Audi A8 4.0 TFSI and Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI Quattro (Second place)
  • Audi A4 Allroad Quattro 3.0 TDI ( Fourth place)
  • Audi A4 3.0 TDI, Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI and Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra (Seventh place)

Category: Acceleration (0-100km/h)  

  • Audi R8 V10 Plus (First place - 2.9 seconds)
  • Audi S8 Plus and Audi RS 6 Avant (Seventh place - 3.7 seconds)
  • Audi RS 7 Sportback (Tenth place - 3.8 seconds)

Category: Braking (Distance to stop, 100-0km/h)  

  • Audi R8 V10 Plus (Fourth place – 32.6 metres)
  • Audi A3 1.4 TFSI Ultra (Fourth place – 33.2 metres)

Category: Flexibility (80-120km/h acceleration in top gear – manual transmission)  

  • Audi S1 Sportback (Fourth place – 6.7 seconds)
  • Audi TTS (Sixth place – 6.8 seconds)

Category: Intermediate sprint (80-120km/h acceleration with ‘kickdown’ – automatic transmission)  

  • Audi R8 V10 Plus (First place – 1.6 seconds)
  • Audi S8 Plus (Seventh place – 2.1 seconds)
  • Audi RS 6 Avant (Eighth place – 2.2 seconds)