July 12, 2013: Audi India has today launched the much anticipated Audi S6 Sedan in the country today at Rs 85.99 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The S6 is based on the company's flagship saloon A6, which is already on sale in the country. Deriving its power from the 4.0-litre TFSIq V8 twin turbo engine, the S6 churns out the maximum power output of 420bhp with the proven Audi quattro all-wheel drive. Audi S6 touches the 100kmph mark in 4.6 seconds. Audi S6's advanced features include MMI® touch, 7 Speed S-tronic transmission, Adaptive Sport Air Suspension and quad exhaust outlets. The result is, inspired handling with elegance and style.
Audi is a highly acclaimed luxury cars manufacturer in the world markets and in this automobile segment, since a very long time. This automobile company has produced some of the most wonderful models for car enthusiasts across the world. This company came in to limelight with its F103 sedan series in the year 1965. Since then, the company has never looked back and went on to capture the global automobile markets with its finest models. The company also stepped in to the Indian automobile market and established a manufacturing plant in Aurangabad, Maharashtra in the year 2006. Since then the company has managed to dominate the Indian luxury car market by throwing tough challenges to its German rival BMW. In the recent times, it has brought in some of the masterpieces like Audi R8 and Audi RS5 in the country and now it has introduced the all new Audi S6 premium saloon in Indian car market at a price of Rs. 85.99 lakh (ex showroom price, New Delhi). Presently, this premium saloon has been introduced to the country's automobile market through the CBU (completely built up unit) route, which is the reason for its expensive price tag. This is a high performance luxury saloon from the fleet of Audi Cars that has done a wonderful job for the automaker across the globe. Now it is time for this model to make its mark in the Indian automobile market, which is emerging as one of the largest luxury car market in the world. This new Audi S6 has got the exterior design and style elements inspired from the Audi A6, but it is much sportier and fairly potent than the A6 saloon. Under its bonnet, it accommodates a high performance 4.0-litre TSFI (turbo charged stratified fuel injection), V8 petrol engine that is uses two turbochargers for enhanced power and driving dynamics.
This is a power packed engine that enables the all new Audi S6 saloon to deliver massive power and a mind blowing performance. The company has unveiled this saloon for the Indian markets during the 2012 auto expo, but took its time to hit the showrooms. The entire design of this saloon is simply fascinating that can turn the heads on the go. Its interior too is quite excellent that offers the blend of luxurious comforts and top class features. On the other hand, it produces a gigantic power output of about 420bhp that outdoes the V10 unit of its old cars. This high end saloon truly represents the technical excellence of the company in the automobile segment. With this, the portfolio of Audi in the luxury cars segment has been increased which will make way for the company to obtain the top spot. Presently, the company is doing quite well in the automobile segment of India by holding the No.2 spot in the current ratings. There is no doubt that with the launch of this Audi S6 premium saloon, the company will give tough times to the likes of BMW, Volvo, Mercedes and others in the luxury car segment of the country.
The German auto manufacturer has integrated this advanced version of Audi S6 4.0 TFSI Quattro with a 4.0-litre petrol engine. This turbo fuel stratified injection based petrol engine has ability to displace about 3993cc, which is quite impressive for this segment. The engine is capable to churn out close to 420bhp at 6400rpm and at the same time, it yields about 550Nm of maximum torque output at 5500rpm, which is simply incredible. On the other hand, it is skillfully coupled with a proficient seven speed automatic transmission gear box, which transmits the power to all four wheels. Apart from these, the vehicle can reach the speed of 100 Kmph from a standstill in just about 4.8 seconds and the top speed is 250 Kmph, which is quite remarkable. The company has blessed this stylish saloon with a set of 20 inch alloy wheels, which gives the car a sporty look....
Ed's Take: Audi S6 buyer will not look into things like fuel efficiency and hence it is of no value to the buyer.
The all new Audi S6 is perhaps the most fuel efficient in its class. The company has introduced this high performance saloon with a 4.0-litre, TSFI V8 petrol engine that has the ability to outperform any other car in its class. At the same time it can also return a class leading mileage of about 6.0 kmpl in the city traffic conditions, while giving away 11.05 Kmpl of mileage on highway conditions. Considering the engine size and its power, the fuel efficiency of this saloon is quite incredible.
Ed's Take: 415bhp is a lot of power on paper and even in the real world. The 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 petrol mill is a powerhouse.
Arguably the all new Audi S6 saloon is the most powerful vehicle of its class with an ability to churn out superior power from its V8 thrusters. It is fitted with a cutting edge design 4.0-litre, TSFI based V8 twin-turbo charged petrol engine has the ability to displace at 3993cc. This high performance engine can release a peak power of about 420bhp at 6400rpm and yields a mammoth 550Nm of torque at 5200rpm, which is quite astounding. This commanding power is transmitted through a 7-Speed S-Tronic DSG (direct shift gear box) transmission system to the All-Wheel-Drive based Quattro system.
Ed's Take: The acceleration produced by the S6 is phenomenal and it is much powerful than any of the existing A6s.
This charismatic Audi S6 premium saloon is the high end vehicle with a lot of premium sporty elements. This saloon is excellent in terms of acceleration and pickup. According to the details offered by the company, the all new Audi S6 saloon has the ability to reach 100 Kmph speed from a standstill in just about 4.8 seconds, which is unbelievable. Usually we can see this pickup in top end sports cars like Audi R8 and others. This saloon has the electronically governed top speed of about 250 Kmph, which is just a number according to Audi.
This new premium saloon from the fleet of Audi cars has got the most astonishing body design that makes it the most beautiful car in its segment. This new Audi S6 has got the design elements inspired from Audi A6 saloon. This saloon has got a beautiful front radiator grille with a lot of chrome ingredients on it. Its front radiator grille is beautifully designed with horizontal slats and the chrome plated Audi rings will make it look fascinating. This radiator grille is large and it also occupies some space inside its body colored bumper. On the other hand, its body colored bumper gets a stylish and sporty design air ducts, which further gets a round chrome plated fog lamps on it. Not to forget the design of the head lamps that captures your eyes in the first impression. This saloon has got a smoked type head light design, which is very aggressive and is incorporated with Bi-Xenon lights and LED day time lamps that sizzles the front facade. When it comes to the side profile, its design is much identical to the A6 saloon. On its side, it received body colored external rear view mirrors that further incorporates turn indicators. The door handles have also been offered in the body color, while the wheel arches have been fitted with 20 inch alloy wheels, which have been further covered with tubeless radial tyres. This will enhance the sporty look of the side profile. The rear end of this saloon gets an extremely stylish tail lamp cluster that houses rear fog lamps and turn indicators. On the bottom, you can notice the body colored bumper with protective bumper cladding fitted under it. While the chrome tipped quad exhaust will bring a sporty new look to this saloon. The stylish company logo (four rings) are fitted on the boot door just above the license plate. The overall appearance of this saloon is fascinating that will make you fall in love with it in the first impression.
When it comes to the exterior dimensions, the all new Audi S6 comes with same exterior measurements as its twin brother Audi A6. However, there is slight difference in terms of length that makes Audi S6 bigger than A6. This new saloon comes with a length of about 4925mm, while it has the width of about 1874mm (including external rear view mirrors). This saloon has the overall height of about 1459mm, while the ground clearance is about 118mm . On the other hand, this saloon has been designed on an impressive wheelbase of 2843mm that contributes for more legroom space inside the cabin.
Ed's Take: The interiors of the A6 are already premium, and now with the S6 Audi has added some sportiness to the existing luxury.
The interior cabin section of this saloon is the best place in the world where you can rest by experiencing all lavish comforts with top class features. Its interior is so plush that you will find it hard to take your eyes away from its design. The seats are covered with premium leather upholstery that provides luxurious seating arrangement. There is a three spoke multifunction steering wheel that houses control switches for audio and call connectivity. This steering wheel has been incorporated with stylish chrome tipped Audi logo and S6 badging that will further boost the inside ambiance. There is a stylish instrument cluster that is incorporated with a speedometer, a tachometer, a fuel level indicator, an outside temperature display, date display and so on . One should talk about the front central console that host a lot of switches and controls. By looking at the front console you will find a stylish gear shift knob wrapped in premium leather. You can find aluminum finish on the foot rest, and on the main instrument cluster as well. When it comes to the seating, this saloon gets a height adjustable sports seat with the advanced power lumbar support. There is an impressive head and legroom space inside the cabin and the visibility is quite impressive. There are many of the comfort and convenience aspects included inside this saloon that will take car of your needs and keeps you entertained all through the way.
When it comes to the interior comforts and conveniences, this saloon is blessed with some of the most sophisticated aspects inside. The list will go on if we talk about the comforts and convenience aspects offered inside this saloon. Some of those aspects include power assisted multifunction steering wheel with tilt function, stylish instrument cluster with a Tachometer, a Speedometer, a Digital clock and so on. There is an automatic air conditioner with four AC vents on the dashboard. Also, there is an advanced multimedia system integrated to a large color display that also supports GPS navigation system. The list some other comfort functions include power windows with one touch up/down operation and pinch protection, cruise control, Audi advanced key for key less entry start / stop function, rain / light sensor for automatic windshield wiper and headlights activation, Audi drive select, garage door opener, Bluetooth wireless technology preparation for mobile phone and several other advanced functions.
The interior measurements of this incredible looking Audi S6 premium saloon are lavish with plush and well cushioned submarine seats, which provide ample leg room along with apt head and shoulder space to all the occupants. This roomy premium saloon can take in five passengers without any trouble and give them a very relaxing and luxuriant driving experience. The comfortable leather wrapped seats also have lumbar support, which makes the driving experience extremely pleasurable. The front and rear knee room is also adequate along with ample elbow room for all the passengers sitting in it as well.
Ed's Take: The 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine has enough grunt to push you back into your seat.
The German auto maker's newest model in India, Audi S6 is blessed with an advanced 4.0-litre petrol engine that has the capacity to produce amazing power and torque. At the same time it can return a class leading mileage, which is incredible. Its 4.0-litre, TSFI, V8 based petrol engine has the ability to displace 3993cc of cubic capacity. This commanding petrol engine is incorporated with twin-turbo chargers that will enhance its ability to produce superior power of about 420bhp at 6400rpm and yields 550Nm of maximum torque output at 5500rpm, which is simply incredible. On the other hand, its 7-Speed S-Tronic DSG transmission mated to the engine will derive the power and transmit it to all four wheels, which indeed will provide exceptional drive dynamics. Amazingly, the company claims that this saloon has the capacity to return 10.3 Kmpl of maximum mileage, which is something more for a car with 4.0-litre engine. On the other hand it can reach its top speed of about 250 Kmph by picking up 100 Kmph speed in just about 4.8 seconds.
Ed's Take: The S6 gets all the bells and whistles one will want in a luxury vehicle, and several are available as options too.
This aspect is quite interesting as the company has a long list of features that can be added into this newly launched premium saloon. In the entertainment section, this saloon has various features. To begin with, a sophisticated DVD player is provided along with a video monitor, which offers brilliant high resolution picture quality. A speed adjustable volume system ensures that entertainment derived is unaffected by driving speed. Then there are high quality speakers that help in creating a “surround-sound” feel. A diversity antenna is also provided on the roof of this Audi S6 saloon for better reception of the Radio channels, which allows users to listen to all the latest songs. For those who carry their dose of entertainment in a memory card, a memory card slot is also provided. A USB port is also available to support a pen drive. An option for iPod integration is also available. The Audi S6 comes with a latest MMI (multi media interface) device that serves a dual purpose and is used for controlling all communication and entertainment features. It functions through a dashboard mounted LCD screen and a center console mounted controls that includes knob and buttons. This highly advanced multi media interface allows you to save all the traffic news when driving. This spanking new Audi S6 saloon is also equipped with a clock, a screen for displaying the outside temperature, a tachometer to measure the rotation speed of the shank and a trip meter. The trip meter is a device that is fitted in cars and provides real time information about fuel consumption, average speed and distance traveled. Across the country, driving while using a mobile phone is a crime punishable by the law. In order to deal with this issue, the company has provided this enigmatic saloon with a Bluetooth wireless data link for hands free communication.
The car is pre-equipped with facilities of phone wiring, something that saves users from unnecessary hassles. Another unique feature is the voice activated hard drive display. This newly launched premium saloon is very easy to use because of its features. A tilt enabled steering helps in adjusting the steering according to the driver’s comfort. Remote trunk release helps in easier usage of the trunk. Cup holders are provided at the front and rear to provide you the comfort of spill-free snacking on the move. A power steering helps in making it feasible for novices to drive the car. Rear view features help in getting a better estimate of traffic. The cargo net feature helps in keeping cargo safe and prevents damage. Other features include cruise control, power outlets, door pockets at both ends and a universal remote transmitter. Rear ventilation ducts help in keeping passengers at the rear end cool. All these and many more such aspects can be either customized or equipped as per the requirements of the customers.
The all new Audi S6 will now sport 20 inch alloy wheels fitted to its wheel arches that are further assembled with tubeless tyres for superior grip on roads. These wheels are further equipped with ceramic based ventilated disc brakes for better control over the saloon. The company has also equipped this premium saloon with a full size spare wheel, which is fitted into the boot compartment with other tools for changing the tyre.
Ed's Take: The handling of the S6 phenomenal and much better than the A6, the suspension is tuned for better handling as the power is also much higher.
This is one of the most significant aspects of any luxury saloon, which ensures a safe drive for all the occupants. This latest Audi S6 saloon has been equipped with carbon ceramic based ventilated disc brakes for the front as well as the rear tyres, which ensures proficient braking at all times. Apart from this, the company has also bestowed this luxury saloon with quite a number of other aspects such as a four wheel anti lock braking system (ABS) along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist mechanism as well. The system is based on the concept of threshold braking and Candice braking and enables the wheels to continue interacting actively even while braking suddenly. This system automatically varies the force applied to a car’s brakes according to the speed, road conditions and loading. It primarily works on the rear end and reduces the pressure applied to it to prevent skidding. All these aspects put together makes this wonderful saloon keep the passengers as well as the vehicle safe and give the occupants a memorable driving experience at all times.
Ed's Take: The safety features list on the Audi S4 is huge with multiple airbags, ABS, all-wheel drive Quattro to never run out of grip, ESP and traction control.
The car offers a unique DIS (driver information system) feature that provides a monochrome display to the driver. The driver information system displays the radio frequency or the song title played on the music player inside the car, outside temperature display for knowing the external climate conditions, navigation details for better understanding of the roads, traffic conditions and to reach a certain place in time and safely, gear-shift display and telephone menu. The car offers head airbags along with the normal front seat side airbags and full length side curtain airbags. Then there are rear side airbags for the back seat passengers and a blind spot warning system as well, which is optional. The head airbag devices comprise of an envelope that inflates quickly during collisions and protects drivers from head injuries. The child seat anchors help in ensuring the safety of children. A braking assist system helps in halting the car in case of a brake malfunction. A powerful anti theft system prevents car theft through a strong alarm, which will certainly dissuade any unauthorized entry. A low fuel warning system helps in informing the users of this charming saloon's fuel needs. The the cornering lights help drivers in negotiating corners. The child safety locks make it impossible for little kids to open locks hence making things safer.
The radiant front fog lights further helps the drivers visibility and also aid in ensuring safety during times of low visibility. The front as well as the rear seat headrests make things a lot easier for passengers in terms of comfort. A device for providing accurate updates on tyre pressure (tyre pressure monitor) is also available. A compass is provided to give information about direction on long journeys, which is a very good innovation by the company. A blind spot warning mechanism further enhances the safety aspect. The dusk sensing automatic headlamps adjust according to the natural light and make driving easier for the driver. The car also offers adaptive headlights to deal with varying light conditions in different areas. The rear headrests also offer a height adjustment feature that makes user customization feasible. An engine immobilizer is provided to disable the engine if a duplicate key or any unauthorized access is made to the engine of this luxury saloon. This charming Audi S6 luxury saloon also comes with light and rain sensors, which adds to the comfort quotient of the driver and makes the driving hassle free. This automatically permits the dipped beam and windscreen wipers to be switched on and off depending on the rain and light conditions the car is going through. In addition to these, the car also comes equipped with other safety features such as, seat belt warning notification lamp, an electronic stability program (ESP), tyre pressure monitoring display and quite a number of other notifications and warning lamps in the brilliant looking instrument cluster as well.
Audi S6 Pros :
Mind blowing comfort features, incredible comfort and safety features, stylish appearance.
Audi S6 Cons :
Price is too expensive, mileage can be made better.
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