2014 AUDI S6

Year 2014
Model S6
Drivetrain AWD
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Engine V8, TWIN TURBO, 4.0 LITER
Mileage 84,627
Doors 4
Exterior Color BLACK
Interior Color BLACK LEATHER
Stock No. 3121

Vehicle Equipment List

Vehicle Description

The S6 takes everything that’s right with the A6 sedan—elegant design, rich interior materials, and innovative technology—and adds a huge dollop of power. With a 420-hp, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, the engine offers cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy. All-wheel drive and an adaptive air suspension help to harness all that power, making it a blast to drive in all types of weather. It’s pricey, but few cars combine excellence at so many levels.

With launch control engaged, the sprint from 0 to 60 mph takes a mere 3.7 seconds, which is all the more impressive considering the engine’s modest output (the last S6 needed 5.4 seconds to do the same deed). Top speed on the new car is limited to 155 mph, although we’re told the S6 would be capable of close to 190 if left ungoverned. The S6 is supposed to be a very efficient performance sedan, thanks to low engine friction and cylinder deactivation—we saw 14 mpg over an admittedly strenuous workout, but EPA numbers should be closer to 17 mpg city and 26 highway.

The combination of the torquey twin-turbo V-8 with a longer wheelbase, less front weight bias, and less overall mass makes the new S6 more of a driver’s car than its predecessor. It is still big but is noticeably more tossable than the previous model. The electromechanical power steering is surprisingly pleasant, light but progressive and well weighted. The optional torque-vectoring sport differential adds weight but offers extra agility that ambitious drivers will easily experience. Grip from the Bridgestone Potenza tires measured 0.87 g on the skidpad, and we managed a 157-foot stop from 70 mph. This isn’t the most hard-edged sports sedan, but its balance of comfort and sporting aggression is commendable.
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan


ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection

DISPLACEMENT: 240 cu in, 3933 cc
POWER: 420 hp @ 6400 rpm
TORQUE: 406 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

WHEELBASE: 114.6 in
LENGTH: 194.1 in
WIDTH: 73.8 in HEIGHT: 56.7 in
CURB WEIGHT: 4255 lb

Zero to 60 mph: 3.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 9.2 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 16.1 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 4.9 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.1 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.6 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.1 sec @ 115 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 155 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 157 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.87 g

EPA city/highway driving: 17/26 mpg

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