Tannistest 2021

Cars driving around cones.


  • The largest independent car test in the world.

  • A unique opportunity for the Car of the Year jurors to test and compare all the candidates in equal driving conditions.

  • Organized yearly by the Nordic jury group.

Cars parked side by side.

 Car of the Year

  • An international award, judged by a panel of senior motoring journalists across Europe.

  • The object is yearly to acclaim the most outstanding new car on the European market.

  • The Jury consists of 58 members, representing 22 European countries.

Important information

Register Jury Member + Team

Dear Member of the Jury of Car of the Year,

Here you can sign up for the Tannistest 2021. The fee for all members of the jury and their cooperators is 150 Euro per person.

Please enter your details below. You can enter up to 5 Co-operators if needed.

Note: Book your lodging directly with the Tannishus Hotel, tel: +45 98 93 13 00 or via e-mail:

To register as jury member + team please send the following information to tannistest@fdm.dk

  • E- mail
  • Name
  • Country
  • Day of arrival
  • Day of departure
  • Do you need shuttle from the airport? If yes, please send flight details
  • If you also register for co-operator please remember to send the following information:
  • Co-operator (Enter name)
  • Co-operator (Arrival)
  • Co-operator  (Departure)
Register as Observer/Expert

Here you can sign up for the Tannistest 2021.

Please note: Book your lodging directly with the Tannishus Hotel, tel: +45 98 93 13 00 or via e-mail:

To register as Observer/Expert please send the following information to tannistest@fdm.dk

  • E- mail
  • Name
  • Company
  • Job Title
  • Country
  • Day of arrival
  • Day of departure
  • Other relevant information
Register test car(s)

There can be one, two or three versions of the same candidate car.

Please fill in one registration-form per car attending the Tannistest.

Cars should be delivered on Friday September 24 at the latest, and collected on Thursday 30th September after 3 pm.

Delivery Address:
Hotel Tannishus
Tannisbugtvej 123
Tversted Strand
DK-9881 Bindslev

To register a car please send the following information to tannistest@fdm.dk

Remember to fill in a specification sheet for each car and be as accurately as possible.

  • E-mail
  • Manufacturer 
  • General model name
  • Exact model name 
  • Colour (if possible)
  • Registration / License Number (if possible)
  • Other relevant information
  • Car cleaning (exterior and interior) 
    Yes/No/Not yet decided

    Conditions for car cleaning
  • Price for car cleaning is DKK 1.995 ex. VAT per car.
  • Contact person (name) 
  • Contact person (mobile phone) 
How to get there / Accommodation


Hotel Tannishus
Tannisbugtvej 123
DK-9981 Bindslev


By car from Europe:

From the German border it is less than 400 km to the Hotel Tannishus. In Denmark there is a motorway all the way to Hirtshals. From there it is only 15 km to Hotel Tannishus in Tversted.

By airplane:

The flight from Copenhagen to Aalborg airport is approx. 40 minutes. There are also other flight connections directly to Aalborg. From Aalborg airport it takes less than one hour to drive to the hotel. You can rent a car from the airport.

For Jury-members we have a special shuttle-service from the airport to Hotel Tannishus and return. If you need this, please let us know and please mail all flight details to tannistest@fdm.dk


Tannistest has obtained a special price for staying at Hotel Tannishus for all participants. The price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as it includes The Dinner of the year Wednesday evening. Please ask the reception for details.

For guests who do not stay at Hotel Tannishus it is possible to buy tickets for meals at the reception.

Hotel reservations should be made directly with Hotel Tannishus: hotel@tannishus.dk or phone: +45 98 93 13 00

Candidates for “Car of the Year 2022”

Provisional longlist of candidates (COTY 2022):

(Updated 14.09 – 2021)

Cars marked with a * are now confirmed for Tannistest 2021:

  • Audi Q4 E-tron/Q4 E-tron Sportback *
  • Audi E-tron GT/RS E-tron GT *
  • Audi A8
  • BMW 2 Series Coupé
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
  • BMW 4 Gran Coupé
  • BMW i4
  • BMW iX
  • Citroën C5 X
  • Cupra Born *
  • Dacia Spring *
  • DS 4 *
  • DS 9 *
  • Ferrari Purosangue
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E *
  • Genesis G70
  • Genesis GV70
  • Genesis G80
  • Genesis GV80
  • Honda Civic
  • Honda HR-V
  • Hyundai Bayon *
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5 *
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Jaguar J-Pace
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Kia EV6 *
  • Kia Sportage
  • Lexus NX *
  • Lynk&Co 01 *
  • Maserati Grecale
  • Maserati MC20
  • Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • Mercedes-Benz EQA
  • Mercedes-Benz EQB
  • Mercedes-Benz EQS
  • Mercedes-Benz EQE
  • Mercedes-AMG SL
  • Mercedes-AMG One
  • Mercedes-Benz T Class
  • MG EHS *
  • MG Marvel *
  • Nissan Qashqai *
  • Nissan Ariya
  • Nissan X-Trail
  • Nissan 400Z
  • Opel Mokka *
  • Opel Astra
  • Peugeot 308 *
  • Range Rover
  • Renault Arkana *
  • Renault Kangoo *
  • Renault Mégane *
  • Škoda Fabia *
  • Škoda Enyaq *
  • Subaru Levorg
  • Subaru Outback *
  • Subaru BRZ/Toyota GR86
  • Tesla Model Y *
  • Toyota Yaris Cross *
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota bZ
  • Volkswagen ID.4 *
  • Volkswagen ID.5
  • Volkswagen Caddy *
  • Volkswagen T7 Multivan *
Programme Tannistest 2021

Tentative programme Tannistest 2021

Saturday September 25

08.00 – 18.00 Free testing

Sunday September 26

08.00 – 18.00 Free testing

Monday September 27

09.00 – 12.00 Beach photo
08.00 – 16.00 Free testing (limited number of test cars)
20.00 – 23.00 Night driving session I

Tuesday September 28

08.00 – 17.00 Free testing (limited number of test cars)
09.00 – 16.00 Special tests at the Sindal airport
16.00 – 18.00 Interview session I
20.00 – 23.00 Night driving session II

Wednesday September 29

08.00 – 16.00 Free testing
16.00 – 18.00 Interview session II
20.00 – ‘The Dinner of the Year’

Thursday September 30

08.00 – 16.00 Free testing
Test ends at 15.00

NOTE! Please kindly take into account that changes may occur due to the weather conditions. Every morning you will get the latest information in the Tannistest Today newsletter.


In case you have questions, please feel free to contact Tannistest.

Søren W. Rasmussen
Danish Jury member, COTY
Organizer of Tannistest
tel. +45 45 27 07 73


Useful links:

Download Test Car Specification Sheet

For Danish participants

I år laver FDM/Motor en fælles ansøgning til Motorstyrelsen så hvis blot vi får registreringsnummeret og registreringslandet på bilerne søger vi for de nedenstående deltagere. Ved selve testen skal vi bruge foto af reg.attesten, som sendes til SKAT. 

Danske deltagere:

Søren W. Rasmussen, journalist FDM-Motor Karsten M. Lemche, journalist FDM-Motor Torben Arent, journalist FDM-Motor Bo Christian Koch, journalist FDM-Motor
  • Biler fra udlandet



The Photopackage will be available immediately after the event

All pictures are free to use for participants in the Tannistest 2021, you can request them by email. Send your request for the complete photopackage (also for the industry) or the beach pictures in jpg or raw format (participants) to:


If you use photo accreditation please apply – Photo: Tannistest/Lemche

Specification Sheet - Fill Out PDF Form

Please leave a copy in each car.

Also, please send a copy (PDF) of the completed sheets to: tannistest@fdm.dk, as we plan to publish them on the website.

In case you do not manage to print the specification sheet prior to Tannistest, the Tannistest Office can assist you.

Download Specification Sheet: Cartest Tannis 2021

Specification Sheet - Testcars at Tannistest 2021

Here we will upload specification sheets on all the testcars. 




23 Jurors on their way to Tannistest

(Updated 16/9-2021)

At the moment 23 Jurors from 15 countries have registered for Tannistest 2021. Here they will meet 28 candidates for Car of the Year 2022. The cars are all very interesting, since new variants and new models will be available. You find the updated list in the menu in the top of this page.

Jurors registered for Tannistest 2021:


Susanne Hofbauer A Horst Bauer A

Czech Republic

Jirí Duchon CZ


Søren W. Rasmussen DK


Velimatti Honkanen FIN


Didier Laurent F


Frank Janssen DE Timo Friedmann DE Ulla Ellmer DE Hanno Boblenz DE


Helen Xenakis GR


Zsolt Csikós HU Miklos Gajdan HU


Michael McAleer IRL


Frank Bumer NL


Fred Magne N


Roman Popkiewicz PL Maciek Ziemek PL


Jan-Erik Berggren S Carl-Johan Lejland S Tommy Wahlström S


Peter Ruch CH


Ufuk Dandik TR
New website for Tannistest.com

The website has been updated due to technical problems. This year you have to mail your information and registration instead of using the old forms. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Tannistest 2021 is coming closer…

Dear friends!

In less than one month we are ready to welcome more than 20 jurors and around 25 new candidates to the famous title ‘Car of the Year 2022’. This means at least 50-60 new car models available for the test!

At the moment we are doing our best to finalize the program and the lists of test cars, jury members, assisting journalists, guests from the industry and many more lists..

Please make sure you have registered online for the event by using the buttons on the top of the page.

We all look forward to see you at Tannishus soon…

Best regards

Søren (DK)

The Longlist is now open!

Today the Jury Committee announced the provisional long list for cars eligible for Car of the Year 2022. You will find them by clicking at the menu  above: ‘Candidates for Car of the Year 2022’.

COTY-President, Frank Jansen has these comments to the longlist:

As the name is indicating, the provisional long list, currently consisting of 65 new models, is a living one. As usual, we might see some cars disappear from it as they turn out not to be eligible, as well as we might see some cars to be added. We are still assessing the eligibility of other brands and models based on their presence in the European market during 2021, especially the Chinese brands, and update the list accordingly.