Audi A3 Sportback is 2013 What Car? Car of the Year – Fourtitude.com

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Audi A3 Sportback

is 2013 Car? Car of the Year

posted by UK on 10 January 2013 in Audi

Audi A3 Sportback is named Car? Car of the Year 2013

1.4 122 SE model also takes the award for best small car

TT Coupe honoured with its consecutive victory in the Coupe

The considered yet complete transformation of the A3 Sportback has been enough to it one of the most coveted accolades in the industry – the What Car? Car of the Year Award for 2013. The five-door premium compact took the top honour, along the Best Small Family Car at the magazine’s annual high presentation event, staged night in London.

The TT Coupe also emphasised its appeal by being voted Coupe for the seventh consecutive

In the What Car? Magazine issue its road test is full of praise for the ground-up that has taken place the subtly but comprehensively remodelled of the new A3 Sportback, describing the end result as “an package” that sets  new benchmark”.

Referring to the specific that impressed them – the 1.4 TFSI 122PS SE – they the “smooth and punchy” engine, the drawer” refinement and the suspension, they say “strikes an exceptional between fun and comfort.”

The cabin wins plaudits for offering sort of quality usually for luxury saloons”, as does the and ownership proposition – the newcomer is as being “aggressively priced”, and “low running costs and resale values.”

Chas Hallett, Editor-in-Chief at Car? Magazine, summed up by “The Audi A3 Sportback, our Car of the Year, brings new levels of in a host of areas. It mixes refinement and an accomplished driving with easily the finest quality ever seen in a family hatchback; you’d to look at full-size executive to find anything that can it.”

UK deliveries of the all-new A3 will begin in March. It with a choice of three turbo charged and directly engines – two petrol and one diesel Further engines, including the 1.6 TDI offering 74.3mpg and 99g/km and the 1.4 TFSI with Cylinder on technology delivering in excess of will be available later in as will quattro all-wheel-drive-equipped

Like its three-door counterpart the will be offered in SE, Sport and S specification with prices from £19,825 OTR to £25,500

TT Coupe has an “unbeatable edge”

For the year in a row, the TT Coupe has collected some silverware – it its crown as the Best Coupe in its category, owing to a combination of performance, beautiful steering, a ride and tenacious handling.”

start at £24,355 for the TT Coupe 1.8 (160PS) Sport model and to £33,680 for the 2.0 TFSI (211PS) Black Edition model.

on this exceptional start for the new A3, and on the run of for the TT, Director of Audi UK Martin said: “The A3 has never faced such formidable so the category win for this all-new car is in an achievement to be incredibly proud of. To win the Car of the Year award is something entirely though – this honour marks the car out as something special in the eyes of UK car buyers, and is of also highly prized by all of us at

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Three-in-a-row Car? win –  A triumphant night for the brand set sights high for the ahead as the A3 Sportback won Car of the Year and Best Small Family Car in the Car? Awards. Meanwhile, the TT Coupe set the standard for the seventh running as the magazine’s Best

Note to Editors

The annual Car? Awards are recognised as the influential among car buyers in the UK and are coveted by the industry.

There are 16 categories, but the most sought-after is the What Car? Car of the Year This is given to the car that itself as the best all-rounder.

The attract more than of the industry’s most influential including senior decision from car manufacturers, retailers and suppliers.

In 2012 123,622 models found homes in the UK, an 8.6 per increase on 2011.  To remain to its Vorsprung durch Technik the brand plans to invest €13 mainly in new products, between now and By this point, its range have expanded to well in of 42 models.

Recent additions, including the A3 and A3 Sportback, the S6, S7 Sportback and S8 and the RS 4 Avant, be joined imminently bythe new R8 and the RS 6 Avant. On the race circuit, has competed in the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race 14 times 1999, achieving a podium on all of these occasions as well as victory 11 times. In 2012, made history at Le Mans by with pioneering hybrid technology used in the Audi R18 quattro.

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