What is the difference between S6 and the A6?
The A6 is equipped with either a four or a six-cylinder engines, and the S6 has a twin-turbo-charged 4.0-litre V8 engine which can accelerate from 0-100 kmh in4.4 seconds and reaching a top speed of 250 kmh.
The S6 is equipped with a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox, providing smooth, quick shifts that can also be controlled manually using steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The S6 also is equipped with Audi’s famous quattro all-wheel-drive system that provides improved handling in bad weather conditions.
The S6 is equipped with the ‘cylinder de-activation system’ that effectively turns the engine into a 4 cylinder low-throttle driving mode.
The S6 is also equipped with a ’full air suspension with adaptive dampers’, which adjusts to suit the driver’s preferences. In addition a ‘Drive Select’ system controls both throttle response and steering effort including shift calibration.
The cabin features rich soft-touch materials with fine wood and metal trim as well as sports seats wrapped in cross-stitched leather, with a three-sport multi-function steering wheel and a S-line instrument cluster.
The S6 is equipped with MMI which includes an eight-inch pop-up display, a five-inch information LCD display and an optional heads-up display for the windshield.
The S6 comes standard with Audi connect.
The S6 is offered in two trim levels called Premium Plus and Prestige, respectively.
In summary, this sport-focused S6 is about classy understatement, with an interior dressed in supple leather and fine wood, but with a 450-horsepower V8 that’s ready to deliver performance at a moment’s notice and is aimed at the traditionally-styled, luxury-oriented Mercedes-Benz E550, the V8-powered Infiniti Q70 and the BMW 550i, which offers enthusiasts the class-exclusive option of a true manual gearbox.