Audi Awarded Two Accolades at Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2010
“Right at the start of this forum for sustainable mobility in Rio de Janeiro, the brand recorded two victories. Audi is very proud of these two main prizes - overall victory in the rally with the lightweight A5, and the design award for the Audi e-tron electric sports car. Audi interprets these successes as confirmation of its strategy for the future shape of mobility,” stated the press release.
The A5 coupe claimed overall victory in the eco rally over a distance of 350 km. The race, which involved around 80 vehicles, is the showcase competition of the Michelin Challenge Bibendum and formed the first highlight of the five-day event. The coupe uses an aluminum body, which allows it to tip the scales at just 1,310 kg.
The Audi e-tron is powered y four electric motors, which offered a combined output of 230 kW (313 hp), using a lithium-ion battery that offers 42.4 kWh of power. The electric sports car offers a driving range of around 248 km.
“The electrically-powered high-performance sports car, which immediately became the star of the Michelin Challenge Bibendum, proved its efficiency and took one of the top places in each of the categories CO2 emissions and overall emissions,” stated the press release.
In addition to that, the 105 hp Audi A3 1.6 TDI, the brand’s third vehicle to take part in the competition, was constantly among the best entrants in the four criteria CO2 emissions, overall emissions, noise and handling.