New and Used Audi S6: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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Audi S6

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The S6 has been the companion piece to mainstream, mid-size four-door the mid-1990s. A competitor for cars the BMW M5, Jaguar XFR, and the Mercedes-Benz E63 the S6 has been joined at times by a RS6 edition, in the U.S. and in other

Offered over time as a and as an Avant wagon, the Audi S6 was new to the when the brand changed all its names to the current format of The Audi 100 became the Audi A6, and car spun off the S6, initially in sedan and form.

That first S6 sold in the went on sale in 1995, and off the radar after just one year. It was powered by a turbocharged five-cylinder engine rated at 227 horsepower, and teamed with a transmission and quattro all-wheel It passed out of the lineup quickly as swapped out the old A6 for a new model with a distinctive shape. though it get around to offering a new S6 until the and 2003 model years.

This version would be by a 4.2-liter V-8 with about 340 with a new five-speed automatic at the and standard all-wheel drive–along new features like stability side airbags and a navigation

For the third-generation S6, Audi based its style on the new-for-2005 A6, with its new shape, its hallmark tornado at the lower sill, and its less styled interior. Audi’s new MMI took over the car’s audio and climate functions. But the S6 arrive until 2007.

It was worth the wait, as the craziest S6 bore a Lamborghini-derived V-10 starting in the 2007 model The 5.2-liter engine was rated at 425 hp and only with quattro and a automatic. It sounded fantastic, if performance wasn’t as mind-blowing as its implied.

Today’s fourth-generation Audi A6 on sale in the 2012 model but the S6 wouldn’t return until While basic sedans with a choice of four- and engines, the S6 sports a new twin-turbo 4.0 V-8 engine. It’s rated at 420 and is capable of 0-60 mph runs of than 4.8 seconds.

The S6 gets performance improvements like a differential, sport-tuned adaptive air and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission–plus changes like a four-outlet special wheels, and two additional, ‘S’ colors: Estoril and Prism Silver. Like the A6, the S6 offers beautifully rendered mapping via Google Earth and in-car wireless Internet, the Audi Connect banner.

The current S6 shares the A6’s Top Pick rating from the but the federal government has not assigned any scores as of yet.

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