The New Audi S6 and S6 Avant

Posted on 22 October, 2014

2015 Audi S6 Avant Front AngleThe new Audi S6 and S6 Avant, which have also been thoroughly revised, are sports cars for everyday driving and recreation. Their design with the characteristic S details already suggests their dynamic nature. The 4.0 TFSI produces 331 kW (450 hp) and makes a constant 550 Nm (405.7 lb-ft) of torque available across a broad range from 1,400 to 5,700 rpm.

The new Audi S6 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.4 seconds; the S6 Avant requires 4.6 seconds. Top speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h (155.3 mph). Despite the enhanced performance, fine-tuning of the engine application in combination with optimized use of cylinder on demand (COD) has reduced the average consumption of the S models to 9.2 (Avant: 9.4) liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (25.6 and 25.0 US mpg, respectively). These figures correspond to CO2 equivalents of 214 and 219 grams per kilometer (344.4 and 352.4 g/mi).

The cylinder on demand system, which only activates four cylinders when under part load, is an efficiency highlight. During these phases, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) suppresses intrusive noise by broadcasting a precise antiphase sound to the cabin through the sound system’s speakers. Active engine bearings attenuate low-frequency vibrations. The cylinder heads of the V8 biturbo have the intake side on the outside and the exhaust side on the inside. This innovation enables short gas-travel paths with minimal flow losses and subsequently spontaneous response.

The power of the 4.0 TFSI is transferred via a seven-speed S tronic to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, which uses a center differential with a high locking rate. The wheels measure 19 inches; the calipers of the front brake discs are painted matt black and bear S6 logos. The standard adaptive air suspension sport lowers the body by ten millimeters (0.4 in).

Both S models are very comfortably equipped. Among the options are carbon fiber-ceramic brake discs; the sport differential and dynamic steering are tuned for exceptional agility. The sport exhaust system with black anodized tailpipes emit a deep, V8 sound. Two paint finishes – Daytona gray and Sepang blue – and the Audi design selection salsa red are reserved exclusively for the S models. The steering wheel, the gear knob and the seats bear S logos. Base prices: €75,400 for the S6 Sedan, €77,900 for the S6 Avant.

2015 Audi S6

2015 Audi S6 Avant

Source: Audi