2018 Audi S6 Review - In Depth Review - Jay Flat Out
In August 1995, there were sports versions of the sedan and wagon Audi A6, which were called the S6 and S6 Avant, respectively. At the heart of these models is the all-wheel drive platform Audi A6 Quattro. In the autumn of 1999, the updated S6 / S6 Avant sports package appeared.
The S6 from the A6 is distinguished by an additional emblem on the grille, a 20 mm lower body fit due to a preloaded suspension, low-profile tires and light-alloy 17 or 18-inch wheels. The ground clearance of the S6 is reduced by 10 mm compared with the A6, the front wheel track has become wider by 38, and the rear wheels - by 21 mm. The wheels react to the slightest unevenness of the road and the driver needs to hold the steering wheel so that the Audi car is moving straight ahead.
Stiff sports suspension, Recaro seats, rims, enhanced braking system determine the sporty character of the S6. At the choice of the buyer for cars can be installed manual 6-speed gearbox, or 5-range automatic transmission Tiptronic.
Audi S6 Avant is a sports wagon, which combines the qualities of 3 Audi cars: sporty dynamics, utility wagon and reliability of an all-wheel drive SUV. Powerful S6 Avant is able to accelerate from a place to a speed of 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds and reach a speed of over 230 km / h. The all-wheel drive system so well distributes torque that it is almost impossible to cause wheel slip at the start. In normal mode, the distribution of torque between the axles occurs in the ratio of 50/50.
Excellent handling is ensured thanks to the aluminum sports suspension and quattro all-wheel drive system, which gives unsurpassed directional stability and impressive handling in corners, regardless of the quality of the road surface.
Audi is extremely comfortable and well insulated from street sounds and drafts. Climate control and heated seats provide you a pleasant ride and weather protection. The interior is trimmed with soft materials. The seats themselves are very comfortable and physiological, despite the fact that the pillows are quite soft.
S6 doors have strong locks and close and open with effort. Interior panels are made of natural wood in combination with chrome and high-quality plastic. All knobs and buttons are pressed very easily.
On the S6 installed xenon headlights, equipped with wipers, fog lights, electric mirrors with heating.
Safety is provided to the driver and passengers by airbags mounted in the front and side panels of the Audi. And even if the four-wheel drive does not save you from trouble (or, on the contrary, will cause them), Audi's stability control system (ESP) will help you avoid accidents.
If standard equipment is not enough for you, you can additionally equip your Audi with Audi with a heated rear seats, Audi with a GPS navigation system, a mobile phone with a hands-free function and parking sensors.
If the rear seatbacks in the Audi S6 Avant are raised, then the volume of cargo space is 1 cubic meter. Lowering the rear seat backs, you can increase the cargo space up to 2 cubic meters.
C 1995 Audi S6 was equipped with the engine, which got her from her predecessor, S4: 230-horsepower 2.2-liter V6 (AAN). Since 1999, they have installed a high-performance 4.2-liter V8 gasoline engine, which develops 340 hp.
Excellent dynamic characteristics of the S6 model are combined with the highest level of comfort, active and passive safety.
The third-generation Audi S6 premiered in 2006 as part of the international auto show in Detroit. S6 - the long-awaited sports modification of the already familiar A6. The car is available in both the sedan version and the station wagon version - the S6 Avant. The latter combines exceptional versatility and ease of use with a pronounced sporty character. The difference in weight in a sedan and station wagon is only 60 kilograms.
The Audi S6 is a car that is excellent in almost all respects, represents the latest incarnation of the Audi sports philosophy, and is designed to strengthen and continue the glorious traditions of the brand.
The Audi S6 can be distinguished from the base models by a slightly different front bumper with LED fog lamps integrated into it, as well as by the S6 nameplates on the grille and trunk lid and the shining metal of the side mirrors. Everything is designed in the style and traditions of cars with the letter S. Elegant touches emphasize the masculinity of the look. The main thing - the arches expanded on 14 mm which unobtrusively corrected a car silhouette. In the arches - 18-inch wheels with a special design (there may be 19-inch)
The front part has got a new false radiator grille with large cells and vertical bars, finished in aluminum. Expanded door moldings. Behind - four exhaust pipe and spoiler edge on the trunk.
Under the hood, the Audi S6 2007 is equipped with a 5.2-liter V10 engine, borrowed from the Audi S8, a little earlier, with a capacity of 435 hp. (320 kW) at 6,800 rpm The maximum torque of 540 N • m is available in the speed range of 3,000–4,000 rpm. From zero to one hundred kilometers per hour, the S6 sedan can accelerate in 5.2 seconds, and its maximum speed will be limited to 250 kilometers per hour.
The engine transmits its power to all four wheels using a 6-speed automatic transmission Tiptronic, which allows you to shift gears and manually, using levers behind the wheel.
For the reliability of all-wheel adhesion in any weather cataclysm, the magic quattro and electronic stability control ESP plus anti-skid ASR are responsible. It is noteworthy that ESP and ASR can be disabled with one key.
A new generation of quattro with asymmetrical dynamic torque distribution gives this luxury car even more dynamism. At the heart of all-wheel drive - good old Torsen. The distribution of torque - 40/60 in favor of the rear axle. A slightly higher torque on the rear axle provides particularly dynamic handling.
When road conditions change, for example, when entering a wet or slippery surface or other type of road surface, the fully mechanical differential responds without delay. Depending on the specific road situation, the maximum tractive force transmitted to the front axle is 65%, and to the rear axle 85%.
Chassis seriously modernized. First of all, the main components of the suspension are replaced by aluminum. Thus, unsprung masses are reduced. Replaced shock absorbers and springs. The suspension settings for the S6 are tougher than in the sport package for the A6.
Salon S6, trimmed with leather, aluminum and birch wood, proves once again that the manufacturer Audi deservedly enjoys a reputation as the creator of the best automotive interiors. The interior trim applied carbon fiber inserts. The material used in the S6 dashboard trim is another innovation: the anthracite surface has a metallic effect. Anthracite color dominates in other decorative details of the instrument panel. The center console, in contrast, is made in black.
Particularly impressive is the tunnel between the front seats. The small three-spoke steering wheel is ideal in terms of proportions, and the transmission control lobes behind it are easily accessible. In the center of the panel is a color display of the MMI system. The engine can be started with a key or a button to the left of the “machine” selector. The motor is muffled with a separate key - this is the custom with Audi. ESP is disabled by long pressing (more than three seconds) by pressing the corresponding button. If you press it briefly once, only the ASR will turn off.
New sport seats trimmed with leather and Alcantara. All necessary adjustments are present. Chairs are well supported with aggressive maneuvers, and the back folds up, increasing the volume of cargo space, if the usual 0.45 m² is not enough. To the services of the curtains sitting behind the windows, the rear - with electric drive, personal blowing nozzles.
Standard equipment includes a sports suspension, tire pressure sensor, modified brakes, unique front and rear linings, bi-xenon adaptive high-discharge headlights, automatic climate control, leather seats (front heated and electrically adjustable), stereo with CD changer and 10 speakers, an on-board computer with a color display and a rain sensor. Among the standard elements are also listed: ESP (combines ABS, EBV, ASR, EDS), Brake Assist, side and front airbags for the driver and front passenger. The list of options offered includes a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, rear parking sensor with a camera, satellite radio, a sliding hatch and heated rear seats.