2016 Audi S6

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The S6 will arrive with a refreshed look and a more powerful, V-8 engine for the 2016 model year.
  • Audi S6
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    8-speed S Tronic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    450
  • Torque @ RPM:
    406
  • Displacement:
    4.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.4 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    98200
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The original Audi S6 arrived on the scene in 1994. Since then, it has lived on in four generations with the latest model hitting the scene in 2012. The first sedan debuted with what is now seen as a modest 227 horsepower. The model that is on sale today comes powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 that gets fed with a pair of turbochargers for 430 horsepower. Now a few years into production, Audi has decided to give the sporting sedan a bit of a refresh for the 2016 model year and it is bringing the updated machine to the 2014 L.A. Auto Show.

Audi has altered the exterior styling, updated the interior colors and it found a way to coax even more power from that turbocharged engine. The changes are not drastic, but the combined results of the nicer looks combined with the power bump is a machine that further separates itself from its competitors.

As one of Audi’s longest-lived fast sedans, there is a lot riding on the success of this new car. BMW and Mercedes-Benz are not standing still, and they are continually improving their models.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Audi S6.

 

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2019 Audi S6

2019 Audi S6

Will the new V-6 model be powerful enough for the BMW M550i?

The Audi A6 was redesigned in 2018 after six years on the market and now its time for other versions of the sedan to get their official launch. First on the list is the S6, which we began seeing on public roads as a camouflaged prototype in 2017. Come 2018 and the four-door moving closer to an official launch, and we already know a lot of details about it.

The sedan is still hidden under wraps, but as before, the S6 will sport the same styling cues as the A6, but it will feature a slightly more aggressive exterior and a more potent drivetrain. The upcoming S6 is more important than ever to Audi, as both BMW and Mercedes-Benz have solid offerings in this niche in the M550i xDrive and the AMG E53 Sedan, respectively. Will the new S6 have what it takes to give its competitors a run for its money? Let’s find out in the review below.

Updated 12/03/2018: Our spy photographers caught the upcoming Audi S6 out for the a new testing session, and unlike the previous times, the new prototype dropped some of its camouflage.

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2019 Audi S6 Avant

2019 Audi S6 Avant

Style, speed, and plenty of space for things

Produced since 1994, the S6 is Audi’s go-faster version of the A6, slotting in under the even-faster RS6 variants. Currently offered as the fourth-generation C7, Audi revealed its fifth-gen A6 at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, and as such, a new S6 is on the way, as evidenced by this long-roofed Avant wagon prototype recently spied undergoing a bit of cold-weather testing. Read on for our speculative review on what we think it’ll bring to the table (beyond the groceries, obviously).

Continue reading to learn more about the 2019 Audi S6 Avant.

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2016 Audi S6

2016 Audi S6

The original Audi S6 arrived on the scene in 1994. Since then, it has lived on in four generations with the latest model hitting the scene in 2012. The first sedan debuted with what is now seen as a modest 227 horsepower. The model that is on sale today comes powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 that gets fed with a pair of turbochargers for 430 horsepower. Now a few years into production, Audi has decided to give the sporting sedan a bit of a refresh for the 2016 model year and it is bringing the updated machine to the 2014 L.A. Auto Show.

Audi has altered the exterior styling, updated the interior colors and it found a way to coax even more power from that turbocharged engine. The changes are not drastic, but the combined results of the nicer looks combined with the power bump is a machine that further separates itself from its competitors.

As one of Audi’s longest-lived fast sedans, there is a lot riding on the success of this new car. BMW and Mercedes-Benz are not standing still, and they are continually improving their models.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Audi S6.

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2015 Audi S6

2015 Audi S6

Just like the tiny A1 and the more-powerful RS6 Avant, the Audi S6 is in for a facelift for the 2015 model year, and a fresh host of spy shots have just arrived to help us decipher what’s new on the high-performance sedan. Up front, the most notable changes will include a revised front grille flanked by a pair of headlamps sporting a new LED design. Same goes for the rear end, where a set of taillights will replace the current ones. An all around nip and tuck is also present under that camouflage, but we’ll only be able to notice it all once the production version is out in the open.

All told, don’t expect the 2015 model to change too much, but the crisp body and interior updates will keep the S6 fresh for a few more years.

Moving under the hood, the twin-turbo, 4.0-liter, V-8 engine, shared with the RS6 and the Bentley Continental GT, could see a 20-horsepower bump from the current 420-horsepower output, meaning 0 to 60 mph will drop below the current 4.5-second estimate.

The sedan won’t be unveiled until late 2014, so make sure you stick around for more spy shots and updates.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Audi S6.

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2013 Audi AS6-R by ABT Sportsline

2013 Audi AS6-R by ABT Sportsline

If you want to buy a high-performance station wagon, there are not too many models to choose from, but the Audi S6 Avant is definitely a very good option. In its standard setup, the S6 Avant boasts a 4.0-liter V-8 engine with a total output of 420 horsepower and 550 Nm (406 pound-feet).

Sure, those are rather astounding numbers for a wagon, but this beast can get even more powerful, the only question is where to turn to get a nice boost. ABT Sportsline is happy to answer your S6-tuning query with its performance kit that adds another 180 horsepower and 200 Nm (147 pound-feet) to the V-8’s final output.

As a result, the AS6-R now pumps out a total of 600 horsepower and a peak torque of 553 pound-feet, which is 40 horsepower and 37 pound-feet more torque than the base RS6 Avant. The ABT AS6-R can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.9 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 12.9 seconds and up to a top speed of 310 km/h (192 mph).

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi A6 by ABT Sportsline.

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2014 Audi S6

2014 Audi S6

The Audi S6 is the only Volkswagen Group model so far to use the revolutionary new twin-turbo V-8 paired with the firm’s twin-clutch transmission. The technical merits of the design allow the S6 to beat the remarkable sub-4-second sprint stats achieved by the larger S8 despite packing 100 fewer horsepower.

The transition from the luxury A6 to the S6 is a comprehensive redesign of nearly all the car’s key mechanical systems and components. The exterior style barely moves forward from the A6 S-line but does include a number of S6-exclusive elements, like the giant quad exhaust system, and deeper fascias and bumpers.

The S6 raises the bar on every aspect of the standard A6’s performance. It also changes the car’s competitive set from BMW 535i and Mercedes E350 models up to the Porsche Panamera and the new E63 AMG 4Matic. For 2014, the S6 has some reshuffled option packages and a new Black Optics trim pack to increase car’s road presence.

The Porsche Panamera is the S6’s biggest competitive threat for buyer attention. Does the Audi have the chops to dethrone the ranking AWD performance sedan king?

Click past the jump for the full review of the Audi S6 with info on the new-for-2014 features and options.

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2013 Audi S6 by TAG Motorsports

2013 Audi S6 by TAG Motorsports

The Audi S6 is the rare kind of car that appeals to multiple markets. Business types will appreciate the luxury and style that it offers while the power savants will undoubtedly enjoy the luxury sedan’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that packs a stout 450 horsepower.

But just like any car, there’s always room for improvement and in some cases, it doesn’t have to be the audacious variety. U.S. tuner TAG Motorsports proved that with its impressive program for the S6. You might notice that there aren’t any overwhelmingly exuberant components added to the luxury sedan.

But rest assured, what TAG did to the S6 shouldn’t just be ignored. It’s not all about aesthetics; sometimes, it’s about taking advantage of what the car’s strengths are and improving its handling and performance credentials.

So what exactly did TAG Motorsports do to the S6? Click past the jump to find out.

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2013 Audi AS6-R by ABT Sportsline

2013 Audi AS6-R by ABT Sportsline

Last month, the German tuner, ABT Sportsline, unveiled the Audi AS6 - a tuning kit that develops a total of 420 horsepower. Still, the tuner thought the car could do better and today it announced a second kit called AS6-R that upgrades the output to a total of 600 horsepower.

In order to get this 180-horsepower increase, the new AS6-R received an ABT Power S kit that includes an optimized engine management and an ABT turbocharger. Peak torque has been increased to 553 pound-feet and the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is now made in 3.9 seconds. The speed limiter has also been removed, which allows the AS6-R to now hit a top speed of 192 mph. ABT also installed a new sport-type exhaust system that significantly improved the engine’s sound.

The car’s exterior has also been modified with the addition of a new front skirt add on, a side skirt add on and a new rear spoiler. All new items were made from carbon fiber.

The AS6-R will be offered with new 21-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance tires.

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2013 Audi S6 Avant by ABT Sportsline

2013 Audi S6 Avant by ABT Sportsline

German tuner, ABT Sportsline, has prepared an aggressive offensive for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Alongside the RS5-R and the R8 GT-R, the tuner is also going to unveil a kit based on the S6 Avant. In total, the three packages are delivering an amazing output of 1,860 horsepower, so it looks like ABT’s stand is going to be very crowded.

With its new tuning package based on the S6 Avant, ABT wants to prove that even an everyday car can be transformed into "an invincible super sports car."

The standard version S6 Avant is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that produces 420 horsepower, but ABT managed to increase this output by 180 horsepower to a total of 600 horsepower - an output that makes it even more powerful than the RS6 Avant, which delivers a total of "only" 560 horsepower!

Full details will be unveiled during the car’s official debut in Geneva.

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MTM Gives the Audi S6 a 32-Percent Increase in Power

MTM Gives the Audi S6 a 32-Percent Increase in Power

If you own an Audi S6 and you are not very pleased by its 420 horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine, the German tuner MTM has the perfect solution for you. The tuner announced a sweet tuning kit that can increase the V-8’s output to an amazing 555 horsepower, but only you need it.

The tuner installed an M-Cantronic system that allows the driver to deliver the extra power just by pressing a button. When the engine delivers its peak 555 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, the top speed is also increased to 180 mph. For these updates, the client will have to pay a total of €3,499 ($4,752 at the current exchange rates). The tuner also offers a four-pipe stainless-steel exhaust system priced at €3,791 ($5,149 at the current exchange rates).

There is also an air spring suspensions system that can lower the car’s ride by 25 mm (0.98 inches) up front and 20 mm (0.78 inches) at the rear. This update will cost you another €1,737 (about $2,359). The final element is, of course, a new set of wheels, priced from €2,107 ($2,850) through €5,228 ($7,101), depending on the customer’s wishes.

A Brembo brake system is in development, but there are no details on the system just yet. We’ll let you know when MTM releases this info.

Check out MTM’s website to order this kit.

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Super Bowl Ad: Audi Lets You Vote for its Super Bowl Commercial

Super Bowl Ad: Audi Lets You Vote for its Super Bowl Commercial

The Super Bowl is just over a week away and many automakers are already teasing the commercials that they will pay millions to air as the Ravens and 49ers square off. Audi, for example, has prepared a cool collection of commercials, but only one will make the cut for the Super Bowl.

The commercials have been created to promote the S6 sedan - a luxury sedan perfectly designed for those customers who need to gain more confidence with every mile spent behind the wheel.

The idea behind the commercial start from a very big event in any student’s life — the Prom — and the difficulty in find the perfect date. When dad says he can drive into the S6 to the prom, he gets pretty excited, but the question remains will the car help him find the right date? Let’s find out!

Hit the jump to watch the other two commercial Audi prepared for the Super Bowl.

Keep in mind that that you only have until 11:59 p.m. EST to vote for your favorite one on Audi’s YouTube page. Then just watch the big game and see which commercial won.

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SKN Adds up to 140 Horsepower to the Mighty Audi S6

SKN Adds up to 140 Horsepower to the Mighty Audi S6

Station wagons like the Audi S6 Avant aren’t exactly what we’d call sexy cars. But even if there’s a lack of curves on the S6 Avant’s design, it doesn’t mean that people won’t gravitate towards it, especially when you have an engine tuner like SKN providing you with options to upgrade the car’s powertrain.

The German tuning firm is offering three set of power upgrades for the 2012 and later S6 Avant, each coming with a significant power increase designed to give the Audi station wagon some serious power.

The stage-one program "only" comes with an optimized ECU unit, taking the 6 Avant’s 4.0-liter TFSI twin-turbocharged V-8 engine and increasing its output from 420 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque to 542 horsepower and 507 pound-feet of torque. With this upgrade, the S6 Avant is now capable of hitting 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 192 mph. The stage-one kit will set you back £2,601.30 (roughly $4,116 at the current exchange rates).

Moving on up to the stage-two program, SKN keeps the ECU upgraded and adds a new sports exhaust system, giving more output to the tune of 551 horsepower and 513 pound-feet of torque. That’s good enough to increase the Audi’s top speed to 193 mph. This kit will run you £3,000.63 ($4,748).

Finally, there’s the stage-three program, which increases the output to 560 horsepower and 517 pound-feet of torque. This program allows the S6 Avant to shave one-tenth of a second off of its 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), dropping it from 4.6 seconds to 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 193 mph. This kit uses all of the parts found in stages one and two, and adds in a Milltek Performance exhaust system with MOTORSPORT downpipe and intake optimization to reach those astronomical numbers. The stage-three kit will drain your bank account of £3,471.30 ($5,493).

Other than the engine, SKN is revising the S6 Avant’s looks with the installation of a new front fascia, a sporty rear diffuser, a suspension-lowering module, and a set of 20- to 21-inch wheels.

You can purchase these kits at SKN’s website.

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2012 Audi S6 Avant

2012 Audi S6 Avant

At the Frankfurt Motor Show last week, Audi managed to overload our senses with the release of their entire new S line-up. Included in this new armada of sporty Audis are the new S6, the S6 Avant, the S7 Sportback, and the S8.

As for the new Audi S6 Avant, the changes done on the car’s exterior and interior won’t get you to notice them at first glance. While there are subtle modifications, the most important difference between the new and old model - as well as all of the other new S-line models - is the new powertrain.

We’ve said it before with the other cars, but it certainly bears repeating. The new S6 Avant will carry Audi’s new 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower and 406 lb/ft of torque, roughly the same numbers as that of the new S6. But the best part is that while it’s an impressive engine in its own right, the benefits don’t end with the increased numbers.

Find out more about the new Audi S6 Avant after the jump.

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Bentley develops new turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine

Bentley has currently postponed plans for launching any new model or updates for their current models. Instead, the company is moving forward in the development of a new turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that will be used for the future models starting next year. Coincidentally, the same engine will be used for the new Audi S6 and RS6.

The new V8 engine will be offered in two different versions: a single-turbo unit with around 415 HP - used for the entry level models - and a twin-turbo version with close to 555 HP for the speedier versions (like the RS6). The new engine will be combined with a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

Bentley will unveil the new GTC at the Frankfurt Motor Show where Audi will also bring the S6, but the new V8 engine won’t be revealed until next year, most likely at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Spy Shots: Audi S6 Avant spied testing with no camouflage

Spy Shots: Audi S6 Avant spied testing with no camouflage

Audi confirmed the arrival of the new S6 awhile ago with the car’s world debut date set for the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Now that the debut is only a few short months away, the S6 Avant is getting stripped of its camouflage and enduring some of its final testing. Our newest spy shots reveal every aspect of the new station wagon, minus the S6 badges, but what we’re really interested in is the upgraded engine underneath the sparkling exterior.

The 2012 Audi S6 will be powered by a newly developed 4.0 liter V8 engine with twin-turbos, allowing the wagon to deliver about 450 HP. Not only will the new engine deliver more power, but true to the times, it will also reduce fuel consumption and emissions by about 20%. The model will be offered with a Quattro four-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox fitted as standard.

After its world debut later this year, the Audi S6 Avant will go on sale - in both sedan and station wagon versions - at the beginning of 2012. If you live in the U.S. and don’t care for station wagons (which covers most Americans), don’t worry, the S6 Avant won’t be coming over here anyway.

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2013 Audi S6

2013 Audi S6

Audi confirmed the arrival of the new S6 awhile ago with the car’s world debut date set for the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Now that the debut is only a few short months away, the S6 Avant is getting stripped of its camouflage and enduring some of its final testing for entrance into its fourth generation.

The 2012 Audi S6 will be powered by a newly developed 4.0 liter V8 engine with twin-turbos, allowing the wagon to deliver about 450 HP. The new engine will replace the S6’s current 5.2 Liter V10 engine. Not only will it deliver more power, but true to the times, it will also reduce fuel consumption and emissions by about 20%. The model will be offered with a Quattro four-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox fitted as standard.

The car’s exterior modifications will include new headlamps, like the one’s seen in the recently launched S5, a slightly revised front, and a new set of wheels.

The new S6 will make its official debut in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will be put on sale in early 2012.

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More details on the future Audi S8, S7, S6, and RS6

Audi is preparing a strong offensive line in hopes of achieving greatness in the sports car market. In the upcoming months, the company plans to reveal four new sports sedans to complete their all-star team.

The first teammate will be the S8, which will be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall. The S8 will feature a new 4.0 liter, twin-turbo V8 engine developed in cooperation with Bentley. This new engine will deliver a total of 493 HP - an increase of about 50 HP over the current S8 model - but will also have a fuel improvement of about 20%. The engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive system.

About two months after the S8 has its time in the spotlight, Audi will present the S6 and the S7 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The two models will also get the new 4.0 liter V8 engine with an output of 434 HP in the S6 and 464 HP in the S7.

The true all-star on this team, however, will be the RS6. It will also get the 4.0 liter, twin-turbo V8 engine, but with tweaks to increase the power to an impressive 572 HP. The bad news, though, is that Audi will be saving the best for last and we won’t get to see the Audi RS6 until late 2012. The BMW M5 will be able to enjoy its lead in the rankings until then.

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TopSpeed's 10 Best High-End Sports Cars for 2010

TopSpeed’s 10 Best High-End Sports Cars for 2010

What is a high-end sports car? Are they Italian performance machines like the Ferrari 458 and the Lamborghini Gallardo, or are they more sensible vehicles like the BMW M5 and theMercedes-Benz SL63 AMG? We think they’re the latter.

For this top ten, we are going to set the price cap at $120,000, if you can call that a cap. That should eliminate most of the extreme vehicles, but keep the basic Porsches and so on within the limits.

What kinds of things are we looking for with high-end sports cars? Obviously, they need to be fast with agile handling and excellent driving dynamics. The car needs to look stunning with a functional yet stylish interior. It would also be great if it could stand the test of time, so reliability is also a factor.

Let’s review the previous winners of our sports car test. The Volkswagen GTI took the top spot in the entry-level test due to its excellent performance, build quality, and versatility. There were numerous winners of the mid-level test, as we had multiple categories. We chose the Audi S4, the BMW M3, and the Ford Mustang GT500 as the top cars in their classes.

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2007 World Car of the Year - top ten finalists

2007 World Car of the Year - top ten finalists

From an initial entry list of twenty-eight (28) new vehicles from all over the world, a short list of ten finalists for the third annual World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards were announced by the international accounting firm KPMG. The winners of the 2007 WCOTY will be unveiled during Press Preview at the upcoming New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) on Thursday, April 5, 2007. Vehicles are selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of 45 top-level automotive (...)

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2007 Audi S6

2007 Audi S6

A refined flow of power in conjunction with superlative comfort and an elegantly understated appearance: this is the new Audi S6. It is the sporty top model in the luxury-class family of models comprising the Audi A6 sedan and A6 Avant, which took the market by storm following their launch in 2004 and have since garnered countless accolades worldwide from both customers and experts within the trade.

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2006 Audi S6 Avant

2006 Audi S6 Avant

A refined flow of power in conjunction with superlative comfort and an elegantly understated appearance: this is the new Audi S6 / S6 Avant. It is the sporty top model in the luxury-class family of models comprising the Audi A6 saloon and A6 Avant, which took the market by storm following their launch in 2004 and have since garnered countless accolades worldwide from both customers and experts within the trade.

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2004 Audi S6 Avant

2004 Audi S6 Avant

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