The third-generation Audi TT, powered by a 230-horsepower engine, is more dynamic than ever before. Its strengths reflect the combined engineering expertise of the brand with the four rings – in engine and transmission development, running gear, construction, and weight-saving design and technology.
Recently, Audi came away from the Cars Award of the British daily newspaper The Daily Telegraph with three accolades. At the awards ceremony in London the Audi TT Coupé was declared “Best Sports Car.” Readers rated the cars in 10 different categories, which covered such aspects as driving enjoyment and dashboard layout.
Audi was the also the clear winner of a first-ever reader survey conducted by auto motor und sport and CHIP, in which over 42,500 readers chose the best connectivity features.
Automobile and smartphone manufacturers, cellular phone service providers and software companies competed for the top spot in a total of ten categories in the “Connectivity Awards ” sponsored by auto motor und sport and CHIP. Audi came out top in the categories Navigation, Telephone Integration, Sound System, Entertainment/Multimedia and Connected Cars.
“The awards show that we are on the right track,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the Board of Management of AudiDI AG, Technical Development. “We consider connectivity to be a megatrend that will keep us busy well into the future. We use Audi connect to seamlessly connect our automobiles with their environment – with the driver, the Internet, infrastructure and other vehicles.”
In the category “Connected Cars,” the voters chose the new Audi TT as the best-connected car. The connectivity highlight in the compact sports car is the Audi virtual cockpit. It combines the instrument cluster and MMI screen into a central, digital unit, and sets new standards with dynamic animations and precise graphics.
“Electronics play a key role in vehicle connectivity. Our team has worked hard here over the last few years. Awards like this spur us on to further pioneering achievements,” added Ricky Hudi, head of Electrics/Electronics Development at Audi AG.