By Audi Media
• Additionally, four Audi vehicles earned the Vincentric Best Value in America awards for the 2014 model year
• Vincentric provides data, knowledge and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive ownership costs
• This year marks the 10th edition of the awards
Audi has been named the Best Value Luxury Brand in America by Vincentric. In addition, four Audi vehicles have earned the Vincentric Best Value in America award for 2014 model year. The annual Vincentric Best Value in America awards are earned by vehicles in both the consumer market and the fleet market. This year marks the 10th edition of these awards.
The Audi vehicles honored with the Vincentric Best Value in America awards are listed below with their respective segments:
• Audi A7 TDI: Premium Large Sedan
• Audi TT: Premium Sports Car
• Audi R8: Prestige
• Audi Q5 TDI: Premium Mid-Size Crossover
Vincentric, a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm, independently evaluates nearly 3,000 vehicle configurations to determine which vehicles provide the greatest consumer value. Vincentric data is published on a variety of automotive sites, including Yahoo!, AOL, Cars.com and AutoTrader, among others. The data is also used throughout the U.S. automotive industry by other manufacturers.
Audi A7 TDI
Audi A7 TDI is the first five-door clean diesel coupe. The A7 TDI achieves an impressive EPA estimated fuel economy of 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined MPG. At the same time, the 6-cylinder clean diesel engine with quattro® all-wheel drive and 8-speed Tiptronic ® transmission produces 240 hp and 428 lb-ft torque, completing the 0-60 MPH sprint in 5.5 seconds.
Distinctive design and dynamic character – the compact Audi TT is an icon among compact sports cars. Audi offers the TT Coupe with a choice of three four-cylinder engines. The two TFSI units and the one TDI unit combine sporty power with high efficiency. The Audi TT 2.0 TDI consumes on average just 5.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (44.38 US mpg). Its 125 kW (170 hp) of power and a brawny 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque provide for powerful acceleration.
Offering uncompromised performance and unmistakable design, the new 2014 Audi R8 model represents the pinnacle of Audi performance with the top up or down. The 2014 Audi R8 has been further optimized thanks to numerous improvements, including an available new seven-speed S tronic transmission that improves the 0-60 mph time by 0.3 seconds on the R8 V10 Plus. The new S tronic transmission also significantly improves comfort through smoother gear shifts and greater efficiency. New full-LED headlamp design continues to give the R8 an unmistakable presence while standing still and at speed on the road or the track.
Audi Q5 TDI
New for 2014, the highly-anticipated and fuel-efficient Q5 TDI® clean diesel model achieves an EPA estimated 24 city/ 31 highway/ 27 combined MPG. At the same time, the Q5 TDI model– powered by the 3.0 TDI Turbocharged clean diesel V6 engine – generates an impressive 240 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. The Q5 TDI offers superior handling as well as the utility and practical solutions for recreation and everyday driving. Also new for 2014, the Q5 3.0T and TDI models offer an S line® plus package, which includes 20-inch 5-segment-spoke wheels in Titanium finish, summer performance tires, matte black roof rails, high-gloss Black exterior trim, and more.