Audi A6 3.0 TDI re­ceives two ac­co­lades

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The new Audi A6 3.0 TDI was named Best Lux­ury Car over $ 80 000 and col­lected the Peo­ple’s Choice Award at the Drive Car of the Year 2011 pre­sen­ta­tion.

Audi A6 beat stiff com­pe­ti­tion from BMW’S 535i sedan and the Mercedes-benz E250 CDI Blue­ef­fi­ciency for the Best Lux­ury Car over $80 000.

De­scrib­ing why the A6 was su­pe­rior to its ri­vals, jour­nal­ist Steve Colquhoun wrote its smooth but pow­er­ful diesel en­gine, sump­tu­ous cabin and fully- loaded equip­ment list made the Audi a clear win­ner

“Many judges were im­pressed by the feel­ing of so­lid­ity and qual­ity ex­uded by the Audi, one said it was the only one of the three that felt like a $ 100 000plus car.”

“It was the only con­tender with all- wheel- drive, a de­ci­sive ad­van­tage in ac­cel­er­at­ing out of slower cor­ners in the wet weather en­coun­tered dur­ing our test­ing.

“Audi also had the most re­solved ride over the patchy bi­tu­men of our 30km test course, cos­set­ing its in­hab­i­tants bet­ter than its com­peti­tors.”

In a fit­ting trib­ute to such a pop­u­lar car, Drive’s mil­lions of read­ers also voted the Audi A6 3.0 TDI as the win­ner of the “Peo­ple’s Choice Award”, ahead of the 44 other cars tested across all cat­e­gories.

Audi’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Uwe Ha­gen ac­cepted the award at a cer­e­mony in Syd­ney.

Win­ning these awards against such strong com­pe­ti­tion was a great achieve­ment Mr Ha­gen said.

‘‘ To have such an im­por­tant new model of­fi­cially recog­nised for its strong per­for­mance, han­dling and premium qual­i­ties is a real win for the Audi brand and the Audi dealer net­work in Aus­tralia.”

The Audi A6 3.0 TDI beat stiff com­pe­ti­tion to take out the Best Lux­ury Car over $80 000

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