Month: December 2010

New Look, New Future, New Audi A6

The mid-level luxury car market has turned into a battle royal with the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Infiniti M and the Jaguar XF existing as some of many prestigious packages reloading for a premium sedan fight. An ultra-competitive luxury car market, the position of standing still is essentially going backwards. While a redesign of the Audi A6 occurred just two years prior, a sense of urgency set in within the Ingolstadt, Germany headquarters to freshen their important mid-sized four-door. Shaped over 20 percent aluminum coupled with high-tech steel construction, the new Audi A6 is reshaped using the persona of the newly-released Audi A7 Sportback (a unconventional wagon which shares the mid-sized sedan’s platform). New A6 sedan’s wheelbase length has grown by almost 3 inches to 113.6 inches for an improved road-holding stance. Roughly 0.7 inches wider than its 2010 counterpart, the new Audi A6 dimensions of 193.68 inches in length and 57.48 inches in height is largely consistent with the predecessor’s design. Focus on top-notch strength and low weight also included Audi engineers considering the best aerodynamic flow of the 2011 Audi A6 sedan which now runs at a drag coefficient as low as 0.26 in testing. Adhering to current European styling, the design of the new Audi A6 sedan is crafted to be athletic without involving unnecessary curves and accents. At first look, the most eye-catching detail...

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Audi RS5 Wins Sports Car 2010 Award

68,132 readers of Auto Bild SportsCars just awarded the Audi RS5 Coupe with the title “SportsCar of the Year” for 2010 in the “Production Coupes” category. 173 cars were split up amongst 17 categories, which were then divided into two “production” and “tuning” subcategories, so I guess that would be 34 categories total. In other awards, the Audi R8 GT won second place in the “Production Supercars” category, the Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 won second in “Production Convertibles,” the Audi S3 Sportback got third in the “Production Compact Cars” class and the Audi RS 6 Avant also took third in “Production Station Wagons.” Looks like those Germans are really proud of their...

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