2012 Audi S6/S6 Avant review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 2 September 2011 , 11:09:00 byDan

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Audi S6/S6 Avant

The 2012 Audi S6 and the S6 Avant are sports cars designed for everyday use, offering their customers an uncompromising practicality. They feature a new engine, a four-liter TFSI twin-turbo V8 that makes an efficient combination between ample power, providing a reduced fuel consumption by 25 percent. The engine delivers constantly 550 Nm of torque from 1,400 to 5,300 rpm and reaches a 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.8 seconds for the S6, while the S6 Avant achieves it in 4.9 seconds. High-performance class is given to Audi by the 4.0-liter TFSI as it offers sportier performance as compared to the engine of the previous model, the 5.2-liter V10. The recuperation, the start-stop systems together with the new "cylinder on demand" cylinder management system are the technologies that essentially contribute to these top results. When the V8 deactivates four cylinders under part load, the Active Noise Cancellation system (ANC) is activated. Concerning the power transmission, the engine power flows via a fast-shifting, seven-speed S tronic transmission. The adaptive air suspension sport together with cast aluminum wheels in a unique five parallel-spoke design are available as standard for the two new S models, while precise handling without any compromise on the comfort is ensured by the tautly tuned air suspension featuring variable damping that lowers the body by 10 millimeters.
Audi offers carbon fiber-ceramic discs as an option.
Being roughly 20 percent aluminum, the two car models are unusually lightweight, integrating single-frame grille sports aluminum applications and chromed horizontal double bars.
Sporty elegance mainly defines the interior of the S6 and S6 Avant, boasting a leather sport steering wheel with colored stitching and aluminum shift paddles, while the footrest, the pedals and the soft keys of the MMI operating system shine in an aluminum-look finish. For the seats, Audi provides two versions as options, the power-adjustable S sport seats with integrated head restraints and the power-adjustable comfort seats with memory function. The new S models also feature a number of high-end options, such as LED headlights, adaptive light, the ambient lighting package, convenience key, head-up display and a parking system. MMI navigation plus tops the range of the infotainment systems for it comprises a large hard drive, an eight-inch monitor and the groundbreaking MMI touch input system and can be combined with the Bluetooth online car phone, which brings special Internet services to the car and features WLAN connectivity for mobile devices.