2013 Audi S6 Debuts at Frankfurt Auto Show – News – Car and Driver

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Audi introduces the next of its moderately sporty A6 model.

Car are an impatient lot. No sooner had we seen Audi’s all-new A6 we and many “Audisti” worldwide speculating about the S6 variant. We had a good idea of what it look likeAudi’s S models to be pretty conservativeand what it have underhood. (We also ourselves dreaming of the sedan’s accompanist, the not-for-the-U.S. S6 Avant.) as it unveils the 2013 S6 at the 2011 auto show.

Audi has all the details, if not fulfilled our wagon

Will It Be Quick? Ja!

Both S6 (as well as the S7 ) are powered by Audi’s new direct-injected 4.0-liter V-8, produces 420 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, the from just 1400 That’s a little less and a little more torque the 435 hp and 398 lb-ft produced by the detuned 5.2-liter V-10 in the previous S6. It is a full 100 hp and 173 lb-ft down on the of the same engine in the S8 that is being introduced in Frankfurt.

The dual-clutch transmission features forward ratios, which the can select manually via aluminum shifters. Quattro all-wheel will again be standard, time with an optional vectoring differential between the wheels.

At a relatively dainty 4177 (4299 for the Avant), the 2013 S6 is 300 pounds lighter than the car, and the new A6’s architecture a more-optimal front/rear weight to boot. We could never the five-second mark to 60 mph in the outgoing best we managed was 5.4 secondsbut says that the new one should be to do the trick in 4.8 seconds.

In addition to lighter and achieving max twist at revs, the V-8 is said to be a whopping 25 more fuel-efficient than the old This is thanks to cylinder smaller individual cylinders, and the that, well, that are two fewer of them. When all are lit, Audi boasts of a carefully tuned engine that we can’t wait to for ourselves.

We expect that the new S6 will not be quicker in a straight line, but be dynamically superior in part due to brakes and the standard Audi Select system, which the customization of various chassis and settings. The ride height is by 0.4 inch from the A6, but we don’t it to be as skateboard-stiff as the previous S6. Just how smoother it is may depend on which of the available 19- or 20-inch wheel one choosesor which ones decides to offer in the U.S.

Subtle on the Outside, Sportier on the

The 20s, of course, will look best, especially if the carbon-ceramic brakes are sitting them. Frankly, the exterior use some added sass, as as it is from workaday A6s except in the subtle of ways. The key differentiators up are the double-bar slats in the grille and spears bisecting the outboard in back, a lip spoiler sits on the and the rear bumper accommodates the quad exhaust tips.

The S6 will get two exclusive color Estoril Blue and Prism

The interior contains a few subtle to add a measure of sportiness to the A6’s elegant furnishings, including shift paddles, metallic and MMI controls, unique gauges, an shift lever, and a smattering of S6 Audi says that all of the premium options will be on the S6 as well. Three styles of will be available, including two varieties, and the standard upholstery is a mix of and Alcantara.

As for pricing, Audi hasn’t yet. Expect thatas as how much of this kit will be available to Americansto be revealed to the start of sales in fall of

The biggest question mark now just how well the new S6 drives, and we hope to find out soon. Of we’re also looking to full details on the RS6you we’re never satisfied.

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