High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.
The Audi S6 and the S6 Avant are sports cars for everyday driving. Their V8 bi-turbo engine – the 4.0 TFSI – delivers 331 kW (450 hp) of power and generates 550 Nm (405.7 lb-ft) of torque, enabling the S6 to sprint in 4.4 seconds (Avant: 4.6 seconds) from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph). The power passes via a seven-speed S tronic to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. Audi also complements quattro with the optional sport differential.
Combined fuel consumption for the Sedan is only 9.2 liters per 100 kilometers (25.6 US mpg) with emissions of 214 grams of CO2 per kilometer (344.4 g/mi). Figures for the Avant are 9.6 liters per 100 kilometers (24.5 US mpg) with emissions of 224 grams of CO2 per kilometer (360.5 g/mi). Also contributing to this efficiency is the cylinder on demand (COD) system, which deactivates four cylinders when under partial load. During these phases, Active Noise Control (ANC) largely eliminates intrusive noise by outputting precise counterphase soundwaves to the cabin through the sound system’s speakers. At the same time, active engine bearings use counterpulses to attenuate low-frequency vibrations.
Both S models come standard with adaptive air suspension sport. The taut air suspension with variable damping lowers the body by 10 millimeters (0.4 in). The front disc brakes behind the 19-inch wheels have matt black calipers with S6 logos. Audi offers carbon-fiber ceramic discs as an option. The Audi drive select dynamics system also incorporates the optional sport differential and dynamic steering.
Audi S6 Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.4 – 9.2 (25.0 – 25.6 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 218 – 214 (350.8 – 344.4 g/mi)
Audi S6 Avant Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9.6 – 9.4 (24.5 – 25.0 US mpg) Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 224 – 219 (360.5 – 352.4 g/mi) (Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)
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.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (http://www.dat.de).