Underneath the hood of the S6 Avant is a 4.2-litre V8 engine with five valves per cylinder goes about its work. Its power output has been increased to 250 kW (340 bhp). The power flow from this eight-cylinder engine is impressive, with a torque of 300 Nm available only slightly above idle speed, rising to a maximum torque of 420 Nm at 3400 rpm. Top speed is electronically governed to 155 mph. The S6 Avant sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8.
A 5-speed tiptronic transmission with ratios chosen to suit the car`s sporting character delivers power to the quattro permanent four-wheel drive, which in turn transmits it with supreme reliability to the road. A direct steering ratio ensures particularly agile and precise response to steering wheel movements. Active safety is further enhanced by the Electronic Stabilisation Program ESP.
The design of the Audi S6 communicates its dynamic character. Based on the most powerful Audi A6, the 4.2 quattro, the S6 nonetheless creates its own individual visual effect thanks to boldly styled grilles.
The flared wheel arches accommodate 17-inch cast aluminium wheels of Avus design with 255/40 R 17Y tyres. Polished aluminium outside mirror casings, two visible stainless steel exhaust tailpipes, and bumpers and side sills painted entirely in the body colour create additional visual touches.
With Recaro sports seats in a combination of Alcantara and leather, a leather-covered sports steering wheel, an Alcantara headlining and carbon-fibre trim on the instrument panel and door linings, the interior too lives up to the high expectations of customers in the top sporting segment.
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