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    June 11, 2010

    Source: Audi AG

    · Audi now has the most TOP SAFETY PICK ratings among German luxury
    automakers in the USA

    · Stringent new rollover roof strength test added for 2010 by Insurance
    Institute for Highway Safety

    · No structural changes needed for A3, A4, and Q5 models to be rated
    with the new TOP SAFETY PICK rollover testing criteria

    Ingolstadt, Germany, – The renowned Insurance Institute for
    Highway Safety (IIHS) in the USA has awarded both the Audi Q5 and Audi A4
    models its 2010 TOP SAFETY PICK rating. These two models join the Audi A3 in
    achieving the highest safety recognition granted by the influential IIHS. Audi now
    offers more vehicles on the US market with the TOP SAFETY PICK rating than any
    German luxury automaker.

    The IIHS regularly carries out crash tests on behalf of the US insurance industry on
    passenger vehicles of all kinds to establish their safety standard. Experts and car
    buyers alike around the world pay close attention to the results. TOP SAFETY PICK
    recognizes the vehicles that earn the highest rating of “good” for front, side and rear
    crash protection, and that have electronic stability control, which is standard on all
    of these models.

    For the 2010 model year and beyond, IIHS had added a new rollover roof strength
    test. To earn TOP SAFETY PICK recognition, a vehicle must also earn the highest
    rating of “good” for roof strength in rollover crashes. To measure roof strength, a
    metal plate is pushed against one corner of a vehicle’s roof at a constant speed.

    The maximum force sustained by the roof before 5 inches of crush is compared to
    the vehicle’s weight to find the strength-to-weight ratio. This is a good assessment
    of vehicle structural protection in rollover crashes.
    A vehicle earning a good rating can withstand a force equal to at least 4 times the
    vehicle’s weight.


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