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New Audi S6 Gets Ready To Bring The Fight To BMW’s M550 xDrive 20
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in audi, Audi S6, Audi Scoops, Scoops on 06 20th, 2017


The next-generation 2019 Audi A6 has already been spied on multiple occasions but now our spy shooters have managed to catch the next-generation S6 undergoing testing on the Nürburgring.
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Review: The Audi S6 Is Sometimes Muted, Often Thunderously Marvelous 23
Dec
Posted by Zac Estrada in audi, Audi S6, First Drive, Galleries, reviews on 12 23rd, 2016


There’s loud, and then there’s loud. The Audi S6 is the former and that’s fine.
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Audi Releases A Raft Of Black Edition Models For The UK 11
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, audi a3, Audi Q3, audi s3, Audi S6, Audi S7, Audi TT, new cars, UK on 11 11th, 2016


With an increasing number of UK customers preferring Black Edition versions when it comes to purchasing an Audi, the German automaker chose to add this dark tinted spec option to a greater number of models.
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Five First Impressions: 2016 Audi S6 24
Aug
Posted by Zac Estrada in audi, Audi S6, First Drive, reviews on 08 24th, 2016


BMW is 100 years old. Mercedes-Benz pretty much invented the car. By comparison, the 47-year-old Audi as we know it today, is a new kid on the block.
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This Tuned Audi S6 Could Easily Leave Bigger RS Models To Dust 11
Mar
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi S6, Audi Videos, tuning, video on 03 11th, 2016


Making 520hp at the wheels, this carefully modded Audi S6 might be one of the nicest sleepers on the road today.
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Audi’s Super Bowl XLVII Commercial Accentuates Bravery at Senior Prom: Video 30
Jan
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in 2013 Audi S6, audi, Audi Commercial, Audi S6, Automotive, Commercial, Editorial, Super Bowl, Superbowl Commercial, video on 01 30th, 2013
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Sometimes it seems the commercials during the Super Bowl each year are in direct competition with each other just like the two teams striving to take home the Lombardi Trophy. It is even more evident with automotive commercials, such as the one Audi will debut during Super Bowl XLVII featuring the all-new Audi S6 and a slightly insecure teenager about to embark on his Senior Prom journey. We have to say, this is a good depart from the abused vampire-themed genre of commercials in previous years. This one is pretty darn good. Enjoy!



Nurburgring in the USA: Car and Driver Intros 2013 Lightning Lap Contenders at VIR – Video 24
Jan
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in 2012 Camaro ZL1, 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, 2013 Camaro 1LE, audi, Audi RS5, Audi S6, Automotive, BMW, BMW 335i, BMW M5, BMW M6, Caprice, Car and Driver, Chevrolet, Dodge, Dodge Charger, Editorial, Ferrari, ferrari 458 italia, Fiat, Fiat 500 Abarth, Ford, Ford Focus ST, Ford Shelby GT500, Hyundai, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Jaguar, Jaguar XKRS, LEXUS, Lexus LFA, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz C63 AMG, porsche, Porsche-911, Shelby, Subaru, Subaru BRZ, video, VIR on 01 24th, 2013
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Ever since lap times at the Nurburgring became a benchmark for a vehicle’s over-all performance, there has been a need to find a ‘benchmark’ track in the USA. Car and Driver, along with many other enthusiasts, think we already have such a track, the Virginia International Raceway (VIR).

Virginia International Raceway seems to be the ideal choice for testing a vehicle’s over-all performance dynamics. With the elevation changes, the Grand West Course’s 4.1 miles, 28 turns and proven effectiveness to challenge experienced race car drivers, VIR is the ideal home-grown Nurburgring. Car and Driver sets out to VIR for their Lightning Lap annual track torture test and brings us the official preview to the dueling test along with a run-down of the contenders. Enjoy the video below!



2013 Audi S6 Scores Big Performance Numbers (0-60 in 3.7 seconds) 11
May
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in audi, Audi A6, Audi S6, Automotive, News on 05 11th, 2012

The highly anticipated Audi S6 does not look much different from its A6 foundation but it proves to be quite the contrast when it comes to performance numbers. The looks should not fool you at all because the new 2013 Audi S6 is nothing close to a pushover when you consider it’s astonishing and eyebrow raising performance numbers scored by Car and Driver.

The guys at Car and Driver were among the first to get their hands on a new 2013 Audi S6 and ring it out to lay down some test figures. Among those test figures, the 420 horsepower twin-turbocharged V8-powered 7-speed dual-clutch all-wheel-drive S6 rocketed its way to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and burned up the quarter mile in 12.1 seconds at 115 mph. By the numbers, enthusiasts would not first guess that these specifications belong to a mid-sized Audi. After-all, Audi conservatively rates the S6 0-60 mph time at 4.8 seconds. If you ask me, that’s a pretty damn reserved figure considering Car and Driver’s test numbers.

For years, the Audi S line of vehicles has been the ultimate luxury sleeper but still an underdog when it came to the numbers when pitted against other direct German competitors. This time, the tables have turned while Audi takes advantage of their lightweight aluminum construction and efficient, yet powerful, powertrains. The V10 in the S6 predecessor may have had more brute, but the new boosted V8 is lighter, more efficient and has less body weight to get moving.

Just about every ‘performance’ oriented vehicle or sports car equipped with an automated transmission (usually dual clutch) to come off of the assembly line in the past 5 or so years, has a launch control feature. Even some manual transmission iterations have some type of launch feature. The new Audi S6 takes advantage of today’s tech giving it the ability to reach 60 mph in 3.7 seconds through its very own launch control system. If you are taking note, that is faster than the Cadillac CTS-V sedan. Not only that, but the 2013 Audi S6 is more efficient, receiving EPA estimated fuel economy numbers of 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.

I welcome you to view Car and Driver’s specifications below and maybe take out some time to compare them to other performance sedans. I think Audi has the right formula if these test numbers prove to be consistent.

VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $71,000

ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 240 cu in, 3933 cc
Power: 420 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 114.6 in
Length: 194.1 in
Width: 73.8 in Height: 56.7 in
Curb weight: 4255 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 3.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.2 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 16.1 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 4.9 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.1 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.6 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.1 sec @ 115 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 155 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 157 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.87 g

FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):
EPA city/highway: 17/26 mpg
C/D observed: 14 mpg

TEST NOTES: Launch control is activated in D sport with ESC off. Just stomp the gas with the brake and it zings to 5000 rpm, lift and it moves out.

[source: Car and Driver]







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