The Audi A7 has won the AUTOMOBILE Magazine 2012 car of the year.

The car has it all

The prestigious award was selected by the editors of the respected automotive magazine and website. Luxury cars don’t come much better than the Audi A7 according to them. Three main attributes recognised by the judges when purchasing a luxury car is design, technology and performance, which the car has in abundance.

Jean Jennings’ praise

The award is due to be presented at the Los Angeles International Motor Show which will be held next week by Head Editor Jean Jennings.

He had very high praise for the car, saying “The Audi A7 is the sort of car that, when you look at it, you want it,”

“The closer you get to it, the more you love it. Every mile you drive, you cannot believe how beautiful it is inside. Audi has positioned it perfectly between the A6 and A8 as a great all-around car providing class-leading storage space, a great powertrain, and really compelling design.”

Johan de Nysschen very proud

Johan de Nysschen, the President of Audi America, expressed the company’s excitement of winning such an award. “The Audi A7 boasts bold styling and dramatic features, making it an icon of design and technology.  We’re thrilled that AUTOMOBILE Magazine has selected A7 as the Automobile of the Year,”


The technology that comes with the car is simply outstanding.  It was the first car in the world to 3D Google Earth and Wi-Fi Audi Connect installed as standard. The MMI touchpad represents a wonderful and sophisticated piece of technology, one that everybody would love.


The innovative and special in-car technology isn’t the only feature to help the car get recognised for the award. The wonderful and attractive design was also a focal point of the judges as mentioned earlier.


The supreme power and excellent drive provided by the V6 supercharged 3.0 litre engines, along with the eight speed transmission gearbox. The car really does drive like a dream.

It really is a special car in many people’s opinion. It comes as no surprise that it was awarded as the 2012 car of the year.

Will the Audi A7 increase its sales thanks to this award?

In the USA it has certainly raised its profile by quite a bit.