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Audi A6 3.0T quattro: Comparison against

Audi A6 3.0T quattro, Lexus GS350

Interesting comparison here of the Audi A6 3.0T quattro against the Lexus GS350.

Returning to these pages is the formi­dable new Audi midliner, already the unofficial ruler of the group based on its performance in its first road test [October 2011], plus the achievements of its predecessor, which prevailed against much newer cars, including the latest BMW 5-series, in a pair of comparos [September 2009 and August 2010].

On the opposite side of fortune’s wheel, the 2013 GS350 is fresh from a near-death experience. After years of ­anemic sales stretching over three generations, Lexus was about to pull the plug on this ailing member of the tribe. But passionate supporters inside Toyota’s North American operations made a case for another chance.

Ever since 1993, the GS has struggled to walk the luxury-sports-sedan tightrope. But there’s nothing like looking into an open grave to sharpen one’s sense of purpose.