EyesOn Design Award for Audi A6
The car received the EyesOn Design Awards (the fourth such prize for Audi in the last three years) because the jury found it to be the “Best Production Vehicle” design displayed at the COBO Center, where the Detroit show takes place.
Sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), the EyesOn Design is given to the best designed car at NAIAS. For the win, the A6 had to battle the Bentley Continental GT, BMW 6-Series Convertible, and Hyundai Veloster.
“This is strong feedback that we have done our homework," said Achim Badstuebner, head of exterior design for Audi, after the judges (Willie G. Davidson, Tom Matano, and Jack Telnack) found the model to be the suitable recipient of the award.
To be launched on the market this fall, the new A6 will come powered by one of five engines. The petrol units is made up from the 2.8l V6 with 204 hp and 280 Nm of torque and the 3.0l TFSI V6 with 300 hp and 440 Nm.
The diesel offering is a bit more extensive, offering three powerplants: the 2.0l four-cylinder TDI (177 hp and 380 Nm of torque), a 3.0 TDI V6 (204 hp and 400 Nm of torque) and a 3.0 TDI (245 hp and 500 Nm of torque).
After the official market entrance, Audi will also be offering a hybrid version of the model, which will pair a V6 ICE engine with an electric motor.