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Executive Express

Story by Raymond Lai in Munich Photos by Audi
2 Oct 2012
 

An executive car that will eat miles for breakfast – that’ll be the V8-powered Audi S6. Raymond Lai previews it in Munich, Germany before its arrival here in a couple of week’s time.

Introduction, styling

Unlike its prestigious German competitors BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Audi is the only brand that has been offering two separate line-ups of performance models for some time now.  There’s the RS range, Audi’s equivalent of BMW’s M and Mercedes-Benz’s AMG cars. And then there’s the S line of performance cars. The S variants bridge the gap between Audi’s regular models and the supercar slaying RS cars. It was only recently that BMW finally followed in the footsteps of Audi to introduce M Performance models, a range that will go head-to-head with Audi’s S line of cars.

While BMW’s M Performance line features only the M135i as well as the oil burning, tri-turbo M550d and X5/X6 M50d models, each Audi model range from the A3 to the A8,  bar the Q3 and Q7 SUVs, A1 and the R8 features an S model. One of the latest S models introduced by the Four Rings is the S6. Based on the latest C7 A6, the S6 is available in either saloon or Avant as well as in S7 Sportback body styles when it reaches our shores in late October. Luckily for us, we’ve already sampled it in Munich, Germany recently.

It won’t take an eagle eyed to be able to differentiate the S6 from the lesser 3.0 TFSI quattro version, despite the latter featuring a S line aero kit. Dead giveaways on the S6 include the 20-inch S parallel-spoke ‘Star’ design wheels wrapped in 255/35 R20 tyres, silver horizontal bars on the single frame radiator grille, aluminium look door mirrors, deeper bumpers, quad exhaust tips, a subtle boot spoiler and ‘V8 T’ on the front wings as well as ‘S6’ badges on the boot lid and radiator grille.

The S6’s exterior enhancements like the quad exhaust tips, boot lid spoiler do give it a significantly more purposeful stance when compared to a ‘normal’ A6 variant. Typical of Audi’s S models, the S6 is once again an example of understated sportiness.


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Engine

Engine Capacity 3993cc Turbocharged
Engine Type V 8
Power 420bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 550Nm @ 1400rpm
Power to Weight 221.6 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 4.6s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 250 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 10.2 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 7 -speed SST
Drive Type F4

Measurements

Body Type Sedan
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4931 x 1440 x 1453) mm
Wheelbase 2912 mm
Kerb Weight 1895 kg

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs

Engine

Engine Capacity 3993cc Turbocharged
Engine Type V 8
Power 420bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 550Nm @ 1400rpm
Power to Weight 215.9 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 4.7s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 250 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 10.4 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 7 -speed SST
Drive Type F4
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type 5 Door Hatch
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4980 x 1911 x 1408) mm
Kerb Weight 1945 kg

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs