All groups of enthusiasts are ready to announce to the whole world their love for the Audi A7. The men and women from Automobile Magazine have named Audi’s coupe-like five-door hatchback as their 2012 Automobile of the Year. There’s a whole article worth of reasons why the A7 has won the coveted trophy, so if you’re interested, we suggest clicking here to read all about it yourself.

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In related news, Peter Schreyer, chief design officer for Kia, has garnered the magazine’s 2012 Man of the Year award for the contributions he’s made to the Korean company’s overall design aesthetic. We wholeheartedly support that notion. 2012 Technology of the Year laurels go to the “Turbo Tech Trifecta,” that being Automobile-speak for turbocharging, direct injection and variable valve timing. Finally, the 2012 Design of the Year has been awarded to the Fisker Karma. We’re betting that last decision will be the most controversial.