Here’s the official news from Audi:
The Audi A5 and A6 vehicles were recognized today by the Motorist Choice Awards, the 5th annual automotive awards based on active consumers in the marketplace. The result of more than 42,000 consumer surveys, the Motorist Choice Awards crowned the Audi A5 as the Best “Sexy Styling” Vehicle from a Premium Brand and the Audi A6 as the Best “Country Club” Vehicle from a Premium Brand.
“Many auto enthusiasts are passionate for Audi’s attractive and sleek, sexy designs. The Audi A5 definitely turned heads for its great style,” said George Peterson, President of AutoPacific. “The Audi A6, chosen as the Best ‘Country Club’ vehicle, was shown to truly represent its owners – well-to-do, educated, financially savvy and frequent travelers.”
The award-winning Audi A5 coupe features a sophisticated, yet striking design that commands road presence. An elegantly appointed, driver-oriented cockpit combined with standard quattro® all-wheel drive, an eight-speed tiptronic transmission, and an incredibly powerful yet efficient engine, makes the A5 is a true driver’s sports car.
With one of the most luxurious interiors available, according to U.S. News and World Report, the Audi A6 combines exceptional performance with an unmatched driving experience. The elegant design of the A6 is defined by iconic touches such as the unique Singleframe® grille, striking LED daytime running lights and taillights, optional entertainment choices such as the BOSE® Surround Sound system, industry-leading safety features and the convenience of HomeLink® and Bluetooth®.
This year’s Motorist Choice Awards went beyond editorial reviews and performance test data to address the wants and needs of today’s motorists, like total cost of ownership, driving experience, fuel economy and resale value. The awards included 15 new areas in which buyers might categorize their potential purchases, also including Best Cargo Hauler and Best Value Car. The exhaustive national value data and consumer lifestyle studies were performed by the consumer automotive analyst IntelliChoice and automotive market research firm AutoPacific.