|November 11, 2004
Golden Steering Wheel for the Audi A6
A major accolade for the new generation of the Audi A6: the weekly newspaper "Bild am Sonntag" has voted the sporty executive saloon with the four-ring badge the best executive-class car and bestowed the "Golden Steering Wheel" award upon it. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, took receipt of the award on Wednesday in Berlin.
The jury that is charged with the task of awarding the "Golden Steering Wheel", comprising VIPs, technical experts and professional motor racers and rally drivers, again had the opportunity to try out the candidates over a closed test circuit this year. Thanks to its dynamic qualities, the Audi A6 was as impressive on this terrain as it was in the disciplines of design, equipment and comfort.
The "Golden Steering Wheel" has been awarded to the best new car models of the year since 1975. The award for the Audi A6 already marks the 13th occasion on which a vehicle with the four-ring badge has scooped the honours. A representative of the previous A6 generation was likewise awarded a "Golden Steering Wheel" in 1997.