"Vorsprung durch Technik", goes Audi’s famous ad slogan, forever linking this classy manufacturer – and Germany in general – to modern efficiency and sleek design. Audi really meant what they said – the catchphrase means "progress through technology" – and this Volkswagen-owned brand keeps turning out brilliantly engineered, powerful cars every time.
These days, if you’re after a sporty-but-practical number, Parkers has named the Audi S3 in its 10 best hatchbacks. While over at the What Car? Awards 2015, Audi won three: Best Coupé of the Year for the Audi TT Coupé, Best Electric Car of the Year for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, and Best Convertible of the Year for the Audi A3 Cabriolet.