HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2012) - The 2013 Audi A6/S6 and 2013 Audi A7/S7 vehicles have been named by Car and Driver, a leading automotive enthusiast publication, to the 31st annual "10Best" list. Car and Driver's '10Best' recognizes the best new cars on the market under $80,000. This, in the addition to including the new S6 and S7 sport models to the roster of winners, is the second consecutive year for the Audi A6 and A7 to be selected as Car and Driver's '10Best' winners.
"The A6 and A7, along with the S6 and S7 models which deliver more performance, design and technology, are a few of Audi's greatest success stories," said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. "Audi is proud to be recognized again by Car and Driver's '10Best' for the A6/S6 and A7/S7. This proves that Audi continues to lead with a winning combination of innovative technology, progressive design and unmatched performance."
"The A6/A7 and S6/S7 constitute a remarkable range of cars; they've won every Car and Driver comparison test in which they've competed," said Eddie Alterman, Editor-in-Chief, Car and Driver. "This is an extraordinary achievement, especially considering the competition."
2013 Audi A6 and A7
The award-winning 2013 Audi A6 and A7 combine thrilling performance, stunning design, and intelligent technology. Both boast an all-aluminum 3.0 TFSI® supercharged V6 engine that generates 310 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. Aside from spectacular performance, the Audi A6 and A7 are also two of Audi's most innovative and technologically-advanced models to date. Intelligent features include head-up display and the MMI® touch that recognizes handwriting. Audi is the first company worldwide to feature factory-installed wireless internet (for up to 8 passenger devices), enabling features such as Audi connect™ for real-time weather, traffic news and live fuel prices, and MMI navigation with 3D Google Earth™ images.
2013 Audi S6 and S7
The all-new 2013 Audi S6 and S7 models bring exhilarating performance, intelligent efficiency technologies and exclusive "S" design cues. Building upon the industry-leading innovation of the Audi A6 and A7, the Audi S models set new standards for performance and prestige.
The new 2013 Audi S6 and S7 are both equipped with an all-new twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI engine that delivers 420 horsepower and an impressive 406 lb-ft of torque from 1,400 to 5,300 rpm and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The Audi 4.0 TFSI V8 engine brings progressive performance to the luxury sedan segment with the combination of smaller displacement and higher output. Compared to the previous S6 model, it offers greater performance while reducing fuel consumption by as much as 25 percent.
Standard features that differentiate the S models from the A models include, Audi cylinder on demand™ with active engine mounts and active noise cancellation for better fuel efficiency, a rear sport differential, air suspension, and a 7-speed S tronic® transmission.
Both A and S models feature Audi connect™ with factory-installed Wi-Fi and navigation with 3D Google Earth. From the groundbreaking MMI touch and its gracefully integrated display screen, to the state-of-the-art head up display, the Audi S6 and S7 are the perfect marriage of progressive design and sophisticated engineering.
Nominees for the 31st annual '10Best' list consist of all new cars, 2012 10Best winners, cars that were not available for the 2012 competition and those with significant updates. All cars must fall under the base-price cap of $80,000 and be on sale by January 2013. Full coverage of the 2013 Car and Driver 10Best awards can be found in the January issue, on newsstands early December, and online at www.caranddriver.com.
ABOUT AUDI OF AMERICA
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. During 2010 Audi was the top performing luxury brand in Europe, and broke all-time company sales records in the U.S. Over the next few years, AUDI AG will invest nearly $16 billion on new products and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.
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