The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has been named the car with the most stable residual value in its class.

This according to Auto Bild magazine and market research institute Schwacke, in Germany.

The A3 e-tron stood out with the best residual value forecast among the compact cars, receiving the title “Wertmeister 2015.”

Every year, Auto Bild and Schwacke select the cars in each class that are expected to depreciate the least during the following four years. The winners take the “Wertmeister” title.

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Wertmeister can be translated to English as World Champion.

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the winner in the “Compact Car” category with a residual value of 57.3 percent.

The Audi A3 e-tron is the first plug-in hybrid from Audi, combining per the German company sporty power with impressive efficiency and abundant driving enjoyment with unrestricted everyday utility.

In Europe, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is rated with a combined fuel consumption of 1.7 to 1.5 l/100 kilometer (138.4 to 156.8 US mpg).