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2014 Audi S6 Test Review

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Car Tested: 2014 Audi S6

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The Audi S6 performance and practicality in one brilliant

The Audi A6 is one of the best cars in its and that’s largely because the automaker has mastered quite a few and put them beautifully in their saloon. Case in point the comfort, space, quality, and dynamics of the Audi A6, a car which is an all-rounder. In fact, if there was to further accentuate the desirability of car, it would be a high engine and voila, Audi has just that with the S6.

The S6 is the performance version of the A6 and unlike the E63 AMG and BMW M5, the S6 isn’t your hard-edged missile, it’s in fact right in between, neither too to live with day to day, nor too down to prevent your skipping a beat. So where the Audi S6 fit in?

Motor Quest: The S6 was first launched in 1994 and the generation model came to the in 2012. While the S6 is a performance the real rival of the E63 and M5 is the RS6 which offered in India as it’s in station wagon body only.

The S6 is very similar in to the A6, the vehicle on which it is based small differences

Exteriors – A look at the exteriors of the Audi S6 make most believe is another luxury sedan, it certainly is but with an evil of a motor hiding under its The giveaways are there but very For starters the massive 5-armwing, S-Line cat aluminium wheels be missed and even if you manage to get past that, there is no way you can the ‘V8T’ badging on the front

Plenty of S6 badges (including on the callipers, front grille and are enough to signify that car isn’t the one worth messing up

Well that’s not all. The grille has two chrome bars on it the side mirrors are finished in aluminium. The biggest give about the the 8-cylinder engine the hood are the quad tail which sit on a neatly finished diffuser on the lower half of the bumper.

There is also a sedate rear spoiler front bumper also a small lift spoiler) but not the one which will generate any force so its meek dimensions are not going to make you take the S6 as a performance sedan. Audi has got the lay man fooled because the exteriors flaunt too much of sportiness sedate appeal being the here.

Interiors – The Audi A6 of excellent interiors and we love how the extends to the doors with the line which gives the of the interior being bigger it actually is. We all are very familiar Audi’s interiors as most are shared across the range. The S6 however gets a more outfit, it has all black interiors than the dual-tone ones on the standard car.

The dashboard, centre console and get matte finish aluminium and carbon inlays with the badge proudly placed in of the co-driver, just to comfort about how all that power is challenged safely.

The steering is a 3-spoke unit (the A6 has a 4-spoke steering) and the sportier also has an S6 badge with paddles but the lack of electric for the steering is not expected at this point (even the moonroof is operated). The pedals also get the treatment and the upholstery is sporty leather. The buttons on the centre are well laid out and although in number, they are relatively to understand and use.

Space the car is plenty, in fact you can find in any of the seats (the front have ventilated function both cooling and heating Quality inside is simply and so is the feel from the cabin. One big is the right side mirror, is too magnified and hampers rear

The BOSE audio system good sound output but you don’t need to listen to as the V8 makes its own.

Performance – about music, the Audi S6 has a engine which outputs a snarl most of the times isn’t audible till you the throttle). The NVH levels are fantastic car has Active Noise Cancellation) so you can’t hear all those 420 galloping at full force 5500 to 6400 RPM).

any second thoughts, the S6 is all about the V8 engine which thrusts out a torque of 550 Nm right from RPM to 5200 RPM, that’s a torque spread with turning force to keep you towards the horizon. In fact, in of all this mad output, the S6 flaunts a side as well.

Drive the Audi S6 normally and you really realise that it has so performance on tap. It’s so composed and never feels it can do 0-100 km/hr in 4.6 seconds a simple nudge of the big pedal. In driving in the city is a calm the S6 ambling around town utmost comfort. It’s character of the vehicle that it such a brilliant daily a car you can take to the office without your neighbours silly morning.

There are 5 modes in Drive Select – Efficiency, Auto, Dynamic and Individual. tweaks the engine/gearbox, steering, air sport differential, engine and belt tensioner. You can also put either of these parameters to auto or dynamic.

In efficiency the Audi S6 tries to stretch litre to the maximum kms possible around 6.5 km/l) and that’s due to the cylinder-on-demand technology which 4-cylinders when you are driving and firing them back up you get on the gas heavily. Get a bit aggressive with the and the S6 simply wants to take Turbo lag is almost negligible and you floor the pedal, the S6 simply to its 6500 RPM redline with a lot of

It never bogs down and past 200 km/hr in no time at not struggling one bit till its 250 km/hr top speed.

The twin turbos are on song when you want to the horizon and the real madness post 4000 RPM while the pipes start to emit sounds past 5000 just like if a storm has hurtled. The way this motor going is something, although not as ferocious as the E63, it’s fast but more manageable.

acceleration is excellent as well and you can comfortably (you can also use control which let’s you speeds by 1 km/hr or 10 km/hr) the tachometer ticking in at 1600 RPM at 100 The gearing could have better as 100 km/hr comes in requiring an upshift just hitting the ton. The 7-speed offers smooth shifts and on the mode, it can be calm to lightning

Driving Dynamics – While has given the S6 a stonker of an engine, have calibrated the suspension well to deal with the calm city runs and highway journeys. The Adaptive Air is just terrific, it gives the S6 the ride quality in this of a vehicle.

You cannot make out if the S6 is a quick car running on ultra low 255/40/19 tyres (Goodyear F1s while the spare wheel is a saver and is branded Temporary of Pirelli make). On comfort the suspension is just too pliant and everything so well you are left in

However get into dynamic and the suspension is ready for sporty There is ample amount of and the quattro system works well to channel all that down although the weight of the S6 can be felt at really sharp

The ESP kicks in many a times you dial in full revs and there is some unevenness on the all this keeps the S6 pointing in the direction you want it and credit to the electro-mechanical steering wheel as which is light at low speeds but up very quickly as you start faster. High speed is excellent and it’s only bad which make the car a bit bouncy at

If you have had a sharp look at the S6 before getting behind the you would have tremendous of braking hard. The sporty wheels have an open and clearly show the large Braking performance is terrific and the S6 with laser guided from high speeds. The are so good that they you to head into corners at speeds, the pads don’t out quickly either.

When we the BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG, we remember a pain it was to tackle speedbreakers as the low clearance of those cars them scrape their With the S6, one need not worry, it glides over speed without ever touching. You can the height of the car with a touch of a which automatically lowers once you hit 100 km/hr.

The Audi S6 is the of both worlds, awesome and practicality together

Verdict – The Audi S6 is not only a car with splendid dynamics and road holding, it’s a car which ticks the practicality box its chest held high. The S6 do everything the regular A6 does but it it with a soul and a whole lot of Not only can you dispense scenery in a of an eye, you can also tackle city traffic and pothole roads without having to one bit.

The Audi S6 is just so in most ways that it becomes the go-to performance for our roads. While it can’t other performance saloons are more powerful in terms of speed and handling, the trick up sleeve is that the S6 is unperturbed in the jungle, making it a stellar to sports cars.

The Audi S6 is a car genuinely attempts to bring you the of both worlds; sporty and luxurious comfort, at a much price than what its German peers do.


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