Five first-place finishes and a special award for Audi at the 7th Internet Auto Awards: a truly impressive achievement for the brand with the four rings. In the automotive industry's largest online poll, the Audi A3, A4, A6, A8 and R8 models all finished at the top of their respective classes, which earned them "Carolina" awards. The Audi R8 also received the "Most Popular Car in Europe" special award. Over 300,000 online users submitted votes to the automotive website AutoScout24.

For the seventh time, AutoScout24 surveyed its users to determine the most popular vehicles in Europe. Votes were once again cast in several languages and countries, including France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. All in all, there were 154 vehicles in nine categories. More than 300,000 users submitted their votes; five Audi models took the top "Carolina" award.

The Audi A3 repeated last year's first-place finish in the "Compact Car" class, while the Audi A4 led the pack in the "Medium-Sized" category. In the "Top-End Medium-Sized" category, the A6 took top honors; in the "Luxury Classes" the A8 was the cream of the crop.

The Audi R8 not only finished at the head of its class in the "Sports Cars and Coupés" category, but also earned the "Most Popular Car in Europe" special award. All told, Audi is quite simply the most successful brand. The awards were presented during a gala event at Kesselhaus in Munich yesterday evening.

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