Audi S6 Review |CarAdvice

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Audi S6


The new Audi S6 has power than the last, has two cylinders and uses 24 per cent fuel. However, it is faster.

are curious times indeed.

The Audi S6 relied on a big 5.2-litre V10 its Italian brothers at Lamborghini. time around, its engineers up a 4.0-litre V8 with two turbochargers in the middle.

As an aside, a slightly version of this engine its way into the new Bentley Continental GT.

So, new unit doesn’t have as power, but 309kW is not something to be about. The forced feeding mean the new car has a smidgeon more than the raging bull with 550Nm on tap.

The new S6 dashes from 0-100km/h in 4.6 seconds, a considerable 0.6 seconds than the last.

It’s kind of scary to how fast the upcoming RS6 version, the of which had a V10 and two turbos, is going to be.

Audi’s figures suggest the V8 is not actually any lighter than the V10 the previous model as Audi has 220kg for both.

The new engine two twin-scroll turbos, which extremely close to eliminating

Get stuck in and the engine delivers an wave of force that to never end. There is a pause after the pedal is and before the real torrent arriving, but it really is minimal.

It actually feel 4.6 seconds fast, either. It’s not we doubt the figure; it’s that there is no sudden, kick.

That’s not a criticism as car is not a rival for the BMW M5 ; it’s more of a performance sedan.

The V8 soundtrack is well suited. It has a resonance, without getting too

The turbocharging alters the V8 soundtrack, and it is not quite as visceral as a thumping aspirated V8, it still sounds

At low speeds, the exhaust note at there being something under the bonnet, without overtly aggressive.

One of the reasons engine achieves its remarkable average fuel consumption is a displacement on demand system.

Now concept is nothing new and has been for ages on some American and it involves cutting the fuel and to four cylinders when you need them.

There is a to tell you when this is which is good because we couldn’t feel the system

Power goes through all wheels, so traction is excellent in all conditions. While the power can change when required, the 40:60 front/rear split the S6 doesn’t feel like a when you get on the throttle coming out of

The Audi S6 doesn’t feel a high-performance rear-driver either, is either a good or bad thing on your taste.

In these you can play with the gearbox, up or down gears at a swift

The transmission is a seven-speed dual system and works well not that you really have to gears all that often the torque available.

Unfortunately, at low in stop/start traffic, there is a amount of driveline shunt you go to reapply the throttle that out of place in a car like this.

The new S6 is lighter than the last but weighs 1895kg. It doesn’t an aluminium skeleton like the A6, but use aluminium for most panels and a percentage of its suspension components.

a big car #8211; 4931mm long and feels like it when you hit sections of road. Not that a barge, but the size and weight are factors.

It is well behaved twisting roads given its but it does seem a little to turn in and hustle through the

The steering doesn’t help as it the driver feeling a little from the action and it feels as there is a deadspot on-centre.

The S6 is fitted with air suspension, so the can choose between different including Dynamic, which drops the ride height by

The occasional bang is generated by a pothole or rut, but this comfortable suspension tune is calibrated for the luxury performance segment.

Rear seat are likely to be comfortable given the space back there way more headroom and legroom you could ever need. The is also useful, not overly but long.

The cabin is a quiet too. Audi uses technology to take out some of the bad and vibrations. You still notice tyre roar, especially on chip tarmac, but it is generally

The interior is loaded with carbonfibre trim sections, give the interior a sporting

As you might expect from a car at end of the market, the interior is of the highest and also benefits from simple but stylish design

The standard equipment list is and includes the excellent head-up digital TV, auto opening LED headlights and premium Bose system.

The exterior styling is wonderfully subtle or plain, on your view. It looks a well-designed four-door sedan, a car rather than a look-at-me For those more interested in a statement, Audi has just the Audi S7 into Australia,

The price of $168,900 appears and it is a lot of money, but it is actually more $30,000 cheaper than the

The Audi S6 delivers high good practicality and a luxurious with a design that draw the attention of the police. not the sharpest in the twisty bits, but it has a lot of strengths.

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