The new Audi S6* and S6 Avant*, which have also been thoroughly revised, are sports cars for everyday driving and recreation. Their design with the characteristic S details already suggests their dynamic nature. The 4.0 TFSI produces 331 kW (450 hp) and makes a constant 550 Nm (405.7 lb-ft) of torque available across a broad range from 1,400 to 5,700 rpm.
The new Audi S6 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.4 seconds; the S6 Avant requires 4.6 seconds. Top speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Despite the enhanced performance, fine-tuning of the engine application in combination with optimized use of cylinder on demand (COD) has reduced the average consumption of the S models to 9.2 (Avant: 9.4) liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (25.6 and 25.0 US mpg, respectively). These figures correspond to CO2 equivalents of 214 and 219 grams per kilometer (344.4 and 352.4 g/mi).
The cylinder on demand system, which only activates four cylinders when under part load, is an efficiency highlight. During these phases, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) suppresses intrusive noise by broadcasting a precise antiphase sound to the cabin through the sound system’s speakers. Active engine bearings attenuate low-frequency vibrations. The cylinder heads of the V8 biturbo have the intake side on the outside and the exhaust side on the inside. This innovation enables short gas-travel paths with minimal flow losses and subsequently spontaneous response.
The power of the 4.0 TFSI is transferred via a seven-speed S tronic to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, which uses a center differential with a high locking rate. The wheels measure 19 inches; the calipers of the front brake discs are painted matt black and bear S6 logos. The standard adaptive air suspension sport lowers the body by ten millimeters (0.4 in).
Both S models are very comfortably equipped. Among the options are carbon fiber-ceramic brake discs; the sport differential and dynamic steering are tuned for exceptional agility. The sport exhaust system with black anodized tailpipes emit a deep, V8 sound. Two paint finishes – Daytona gray and Sepang blue – and the Audi design selection salsa red are reserved exclusively for the S models. The steering wheel, the gear knob and the seats bear S logos. Base prices: €75,400 for the S6 Sedan, €77,900 for the S6 Avant.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.