Audi Wins Two “Golden Steering Wheel” Awards The A1 And The e-tron Win Their Classes

source: Audi AG

  • Readers of Auto Bild, its sister publications and Bild am Sonntag nominated the finalists; an international test panel choose the winners
  • 58 cars competed in seven classes, with Audi taking gold twice
  • Fully electric e-tron won against rivals with combustion engines

Double win for Audi in the “Golden Steering Wheel 2019” contest: The A1 Sportback2 and the fully electric e-tron3 won in their respective categories “Small Cars” and “Large SUV.” Readers of the German automotive trade magazine Auto Bild, its European sister publications and the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag voted to determine the finalists. An international panel of experts crowned the winners from these nominations.

“We are very proud to be a double winner,” said Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG Technical Development at the award ceremony this Tuesday evening in Berlin. “The ‘Golden Steering Wheel’ is a coveted award in our industry. We are particularly pleased that the fully electric Audi e-¬tron won its class competing against vehicles with conventional drive systems. We see that as confirmation that we are on the right track with our electrification strategy. The award for the A1 also tells us that we brought a new-generation car on the road which is completely convincing” added Rothenpieler.