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gennaio 28, 2016 - Audi

Audi A4 claims contract hire and leasing car of the year title and executive Car Trophy

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Double victory for the most advanced #audi saloon ever, securing even more industry acclaim

  • Audi #a4 Saloon is picked as the overall number one in the Contract Hire and Leasing Car of the Year 2015 Awards
  • Executive Car of the Year also awarded to the #audi compact executive
  • A4  Avant now also available to order, soon to be joined by the latest #a4 allroad quattro and S model variants boasting up to 354PS

Appreciably more accomplished, significantly more intelligent and now multi-award winning – the widely lauded #audi #a4 has added the top Car of the Year accolade in the Contract Hire and Leasing Awards for 2015 to its already impressive cache of honours. The all-new compact executive star also secured the Compact Executive Car category award as part of the annual review of star cars conducted by respected UK car finance site ContractHireandLeasing.com.

Citing its 'sharp looks, improved driving dynamics, greater efficiency', and in particular applauding the 'stunning' Virtual Cockpit, the judges added:  “The #a4 has what it takes to edge ahead of its incredibly talented rivals. In this competitive segment, praise doesn’t come any higher.

“Any car good enough to beat such talented opponents would always be in the running for the overall win, but the A4’s success was ensured by its strong residuals and appealing lease deals.”

The new #a4 continues a legacy that can be traced back as far as the #audi 80, which laid the groundwork for the brand’s reputation for exceptional quality and solidity, as well as its rise to prominence in the UK premium segment.

Since then, consistent technological breakthroughs and advances in refinement have characterised the #audi best-seller. This all-new model is the greatest example of Vorsprung durch Technik yet, underscored by a vast array of driver assistance and safety systems, intelligent construction methods and infotainment options that are benchmark in the class.

Katie Purcell, #audi UK Product Manager for #a4, commented: “To put it simply, everything about the #a4 is new except the name, so it is enormously gratifying to see the exceptional effort a ground-up redesign like this entails being acknowledged by important awards like these. The fact that our wins are also based on the strength of the A4’s accessibility from a financial perspective makes them all the more valued.”  

Available to order now with a combination of TFSI and TDI engines that break new ground in terms of sophistication, performance and running costs, the latest #a4 saloon can also be specified with a raft of innovative options, from Matrix LED headlights to #audi traffic jam assist and a Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, making this the most technologically advanced #audi saloon to date. Prices start from £25,900 OTR for the 150PS 1.4 TFSI six-speed manual, rising to £40,350 OTR for the 272PS V6 TDI Avant with quattro and eight-speed tiptronic transmission.

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Audi #a4 is Contract Hire and Leasing’s Car of the Year – Contract Hire and Leasing has named the new #audi #a4 Saloon as its Compact Executive model for 2015 as well as overall Car of the Year.

Note to Editors

In 2015 #audi achieved best ever worldwide sales of 1,803,250 cars, a 3.6 per cent improvement over 2014. Sales in the UK increased by five per cent year-on-year to 166,709 cars. To maintain this strong performance the brand has embarked upon an investment programme that will channel a total of €24 billion into new model development and innovative technologies by 2019. #audi lives up to its #corporate responsibility and has strategically established the principle of sustainability for its products and processes. The long-term goal is CO2-neutral mobility. This philosophy also applies to the brand’s sports car racing activities, in which #audi made history in 2012 by winning the Le Mans 24-hour race using pioneering hybrid diesel technology in the R18 e-tron quattro. It went on to repeat the performance in the 2013 and 2014 races, taking the total number of #audi victories there to 13.