Audi India is planning to launch the S6 luxury sports sedan during the Diwali festival season this year. The S6 is the sports version of the A6 just like how the S4 (launched recently) is for the A4 sedan.
The S6 is expected to be priced significantly more than the A6 owing to its sporty kit and high-performance engine.
The S6 is 16 mm longer than the A6. The S6 has many elements such as single-frame grille, horizontal slats, chrome strips on front bumper, aluminium housing for ORVMs and distinctly shaped side sills. The S6 also gets a rear spoiler, elliptical chrome-tipped exhausts, and S6, V8T badges which all make the S6 sports sedan distinguishable from the A6 luxury sedan.
The Audi S6 is powered by a 4.0-litre, V8 petrol engine that belts out a massive 420 Bhp of power and 550 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed, S-tronic transmission as well as Quattro all-wheel-drive system with central differential. Acceleration from 0-100 Kmph takes just 4.8 seconds and the S6 reaches an electronically limited top sped of 250 Kmph pretty quickly.
The S6 engine has an average fuel economy of 10.30 Kmpl (9.7 litres per 100 Km) as per US standards. When compared with the earlier model, the new S6 is 25% more fuel efficient. The fuel efficiency has been improved by deploying technologies such as start stop system and cylinder management system.
The upcoming S6 is expected to be equipped with xenon headlights, LED taillamp cluster, electromechanical parking brake, head-up display, parking system with 360 degree camera, climate-controlled seats with massage function, audio system with Bluetooth interface and ten speakers.
The S6 will also feature Driver assistant system which includes speed limit display, active lane assist, adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, night vision assistant and pre sense safety features. The top-end variants will likely get navigation system, Bang & Olufsen Advance Sound System with 15 speakers, 8-inch monitor for MMI (multimedia interface) touch input system.
The Audi S6 will lock horns with the BMW 5-series and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in India. The S6 (420 Bhp) is more powerful than the BMW 523 i(306 Bhp) and BMW 535 i(204 Bhp) and same is the case when compared with the Mercedes-Benz E350 (272 Bhp).