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 India is a highly acclaimed luxury car manufacturer in the country, which has quite a few stylish vehicles in its fleet. Among these, Audi S6 is a sophisticated saloon, which shares the body platform of its sibling A6. Currently, this vehicle is imported to India as a completely built unit (CBU). The car maker has equipped this model with a high performance 4.0-litre, V8 engine that requires only about 4.8 seconds to reach a 100 Kmph speed mark. It is also good at fuel efficiency as it can deliver a maximum mileage of 10.6 kmpl and emits just 225 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Its engine is integrated with several advanced technologies like cylinder-on-demand and generator with recuperation, which improves its efficiency. Furthermore, this saloon also has the start-stop button system, which helps to reduce CO2 emission while improving fuel efficiency. Although it looks identical to the A6 saloon, its exclusive styling package make it look fairly potent than its sibling. Its frontage is fitted with a 'Singleframe' radiator grille, which houses horizontal double bars in platinum grey finish. This saloon is also bestowed with sophisticated LED technology featuring daytime running lights and brake lights, which adds to its elegance. Furthermore, this saloon is also blessed with a set of 5-twin spoke cast aluminum alloy wheels that gives it a sporty appeal. Its insides are quite spacious, which can house seating for a total of five passengers. Its plush interior cabin is made of high quality Milano leather upholstery, which gives a plush appeal to the ambiance. Its black colored interior cabin can be customized further with wood or aluminum inlays. There are several advanced equipments incorporated inside like an automatic climate control unit, an infotainment system, a stylish instrument cluster featuring driver information system and electrically adjustable front seats.
The car maker has also equipped an MMI navigation plus featuring touch sensitive control panel, which allows you to operate various comfort functions with a touch of a button. On the other hand, it is bestowed with numerous advanced safety features like an electronic stabilization program featuring an electronic cross axle lock, which modifies the driving force by engaging individual brakes and ensures precise handling. The most important aspect of this saloon is its quattro permanent all-wheel drive system crown gear central differential, which distributes torque output individually to each wheel. The car maker built this saloon with high strength lightweight aluminum material, which is fully galvanized in areas at risk of corrosion. This hybrid body construction features defined crumple zones at front and rear, which maximizes the safety of occupants inside. Currently, this saloon is available with an attractive 2-year warranty period without any limitation to the mileage.
This saloon has an enchanting external appearance owing to its sleek body structure and elegantly crafted cosmetics. It looks mostly identical to its sibling sedan A6 but the exclusive exterior package, gives it a sporty appeal. Its front facade is fitted with a beautiful 'singleframe' radiator grille with horizontally positioned double struts. It is further embedded with S6 badge and Audi’s logo on it, which further emphasizes its exclusivity. The front body colored bumper houses a pair of air ducts, which are further fitted with round shaped fog lamps. In addition to this, it also has a diffuser, which provides better air intake for engine cooling. The main highlight will remain to be the sleek headlight cluster, which is fitted with xenon headlamps and signature LED DRLs. This saloon has a lustrous side profile, which is skillfully decorated with trendy exterior features. There is an expressive line passing all the way from headlight cluster to the tail lamps. Its external wing mirrors and the door handles are garnished in body color, wherein the ORVMs also have turn indicators. The window frame is quite sleek and is done up with high gloss black, which gives it a sporty appeal. Its wheel arches are neatly carved and are fitted with a set of stylish 19-inch, 5-twin spoke design lightweight alloy wheels. Its rear profile is absolutely stylish thanks to the radiant taillight cluster. It is fitted with all LED lights including turn indicators, brake lights and courtesy lamp. It surrounds an expressive tailgate that has an integrated spoiler. It is further decorated with a company’s emblem along with S6 badge, which gives it an urbane stance. The rear bumper is quite wide and is fitted with a protective cladding. Furthermore, it also has chrome tipped quad-exhaust pipes, which further adds to its intimidating look.
This saloon is quite lengthy as it has a total length of 4931mm. Its total height measures at just 1440mm, which gives it a sleek stance from side profile. While it has a total width of 1874mm (excluding external wing mirrors), which contributes towards better shoulder space inside. On the other hand, it has a minimum ground clearance of just 161mm but the wheelbase measures at 2916mm, which is quite long.
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.
This saloon has an extremely spacious cabin, which can be customized with Valcona or Alcantara leather upholstery. Furthermore, it is available with an option to personalize the interiors with black or dual tone color scheme. Its cabin is also decorated with exclusive carbon atlas and Matt brushed aluminum inlays, which adds to its sporty ambiance. Its cockpit is furnished with ' 'Sports' seats, which have electrical adjustment for height, seat angle, fore/aft, and backrest angle. They also feature 4-way lumbar support, which further enhances the comfort. The dashboard is made with high quality scratch resistant plastic and is done up with black color scheme. It has equipments like a large instrument cluster with driver information system, an MMI touchscreen infotainment unit, an automatic climate control unit and a large glove box. Its three spoke steering wheel is covered with premium leather upholstery and is further decorated with S6 emblem and Audi's logo. The instrument cluster has an integrated color screen along with two round shaped meters, which displays informatics like speedometer, fuel consumption, tachometer, external temperature, trip-meter, date several other notification lamps. Its front door panels have armrests featuring illuminated control switches for adjustment of windows. While the central console is integrated with ergonomically positioned switches for various comfort functions of this saloon including Audi Drive select and engine start/stop system.
This Audi S6 is equipped with innovative comfort features, which certainly provides a pleasurable driving experience. Its is incorporated with an advanced cruise control system, which maintains any desired speed between 30 to 250 Kmph. Furthermore, it also has parking system Plus with reversing camera, which provides visual and acoustic parking aid for front and rear. Its dashboard is equipped with a proficient 4-zone deluxe automatic climate control unit with separate temperature controls for front and rear passengers. This saloon also have list of features including power windows with one touch up/down operation, keyless entry function, light sensor for automatic headlights activation, and rain sensors. The most important feature of this saloon is its Audi Drive Select function featuring five different modes like efficiency, auto, dynamic, comfort and individual. Apart from these, it has features including auto release function, front center armrest, electromechanical power steering with tilt and telescopic adjustment, electrical sun blind for rear windscreen and storage package.
This saloon has a spacious internal cabin, which can provide comfortable space for at least five passengers. Its cockpit has a head and shoulder space of 1046mm and 1460mm respectively. While the rear cabin has a total head room of 962mm along with shoulder space of 962mm. This saloon has a huge 530-litre luggage compartment, which can be increased further up to 995-litres by folding the second row bench seat.
Glacier white Metallic
Moonlight Blue Metallic
Oolong Grey Metallic
Quartz Grey Metallic
Estoril Blue Crysta
Havanna Black Metallic
Phantom Black Pearl
Ice Silver Metallic
Ed's Take: The acceleration produced by the S6 is phenomenal and it is much powerful than any of the existing A6s.
This 4.0-litre TFSI engine is integrated with several innovative technologies including cylinder on demand and air-to-water intercooler, which improves its efficiency. It is paired with an advanced 7-speed S tronic automatic transmission gearbox, which helps it to achieve an electronically governed top speed of 250 Kmph. Meanwhile, it can accelerate towards the 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill in just 4.8 seconds, which is remarkable.
Ed's Take: The 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine has enough grunt to push you back into your seat.
The automaker has equipped this saloon an advanced 4.0-litre petrol engine that has a direct fuel injection technology. It is developed with lightweight aluminum engine block featuring eight cylinders and 32-valves, which displaces 3993cc. This commanding engine also has two turbochargers, which allows the vehicle to produce a commanding power of 414.37bhp in the range of 5500 to 6400rpm and yields a hammering torque output of 550Nm between 1400 to 5200rpm. This power plant is skilfully paired with an advanced 7-Speed S-Tronic automatic transmission gearbox, which collaborates with quattro technology to distribute torque to all four wheels.
Ed's Take: Audi S6 buyer will not look into things like fuel efficiency and hence it is of no value to the buyer.
This saloon is equipped with an advanced TSFI V8 petrol engine that has direct fuel injection system. This mill is integrated with an innovative cylinder-on-demand technology, which operates only four out of eight cylinders at partial throttle. Thus, it helps the vehicle to produce a minimum mileage of approximately 6.0 kmpl in the city traffic, while giving away a maximum of 10.6Kmpl on highway, which is quite good.
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.
The car maker has equipped this saloon with a lightweight aluminum engine that has 8-cylinders and 32-valves . It also has two turbochargers, which enables it to pump out a maximum power of 420bhp along with a hammering torque output of 550Nm.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
|4.0 TFSI Quattro
8 Cylinder 32 Valve
|7.46||13.33||414.37bhp @ 5500-6400rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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.
The car maker is offering this saloon with an advanced MMI system featuring a 7-inch color scree with touch sensitive control panel. It is also integrated with an advanced Bang and Olufsen surround sound system, which deliver high definition sound quality. Furthermore, it also has an integrated navigation system plus, which helps to choose a right direction. In addition to these, the car maker has provided control switches on steering wheel that further enhances the convenience. Individual can customize this saloon with an array of styling features like body decals, a set of stylish alloy wheels, decklid spoiler, protective moldings and side skirts. The car maker is also offering an optional package, which includes genuine accessories like rubber floor mats, adapter cables, rear seat entertainment system and numerous other such features.
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.
Both the front and rear wheels have been fitted with a set of internally vented brake discs, which are accompanied by superior brake calipers with 'S6' emblem. It is further incorporated with an anti lock braking system , electronic brake force distribution and brake assist function. They work in conjunction with an electronic stability control and anti-slip regulation to augment the stability and braking mechanism of this saloon. This saloon is blessed with an electronically regulated adaptive air suspension system featuring variable adaptive damping system on all four wheels. It automatically regulates the vehicle ride height and keeps the vehicle well balanced. On the other hand, it is also integrated with a maintenance free electromechanical power assisted steering system with speed dependent control, which provides precise response and makes it simple to handle.
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 maker bestowed this saloon with lightweight aluminum hybrid construction, which is stronger than conventional steel material. It also features crumple zones and impact protection beams, which provides maximized protection to the occupants inside. This saloon also has features like airbags, three point seatbelts with pre-tensioner and force limiter, ISOFIX child seat mounting, space saving spare wheel and tyre pressure monitoring display. It also has features like anti-theft alarm with tow-away protection, first aid kit with warning triangle and electronic stability control. It addition to these, it has features like adaptive headlamps, ABS with EBD, parking assist system, engine immobilization device and central locking system.
This Audi S6 saloon is being blessed with a set of stylish 19 inch 5-parallel spoke design alloy wheels with company's logo embedded on it. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 255/40 R19, which provides excellent grip on roads.
1. Engine performance and acceleration is astounding.
2. Signature LED lighting setup is its biggest advantage.
3. Sporty interior design with lavish seating arrangement.
4. Innovative comfort and safety features.
5. Advanced Quattro technology provides exceptional driving experience.
1. Minimum turning radius of 11.3meters makes it slightly difficult to handle.
2. Its availability as a CBU unit makes it highly expensive.
3. Matrix LED headlamps can be offered as standard.
4. Authorized service stations needs to increase.
5. Low ground clearance is a big drawback.
|4.0 TFSI Quattro |
|93,00,000||94,40,000||93,00,000||95,28,000||97,18,500||95,28,000||96,07,000||Get On Road Price|
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