• 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.


Alina Moore
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  (302) posted on 07.26.2011

Well, its effect is, people will not be surprised about it. The car will be now publicized, even if its not its debut. On the other hand, I think they can’t wait anymore to prove to the world that they have the newest version which is a powerful one.

  (384) posted on 07.18.2011

What’s the matter if the S6 is testing without camouflage? What’s its effect? It really shows that they want to test it with its pure performance and appearance.

  (402) posted on 07.15.2011

Black is really elegant and this Audi S6 emphasized it’s being elegant. And as I read it’s specs, I’m impressed with it since Audi S6 provide powerful and upgraded engine where developed by 4.0 liter V8 engine. So excited on the debut of this S6!..

  (412) posted on 07.15.2011

As expected from the Audi car it has an impressive styling (aside from some add-ons) and power output. I bet this is just the start of an awesome upgrade from the S-series.

  (466) posted on 07.15.2011

Wow! The black theme of this car is quite interesting! I was shocked that they haven’t put a camouflage on this future vehicle. Well, I don’t think it would be still exciting to see this car in the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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