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Audi S6: A sports car for everyday driving

July 18, 2013 11:05 IST

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One deep look at the German automobile’s present model line-up and you will realise that the Audi A6 is the apple of the eye of its manufacturer.

Taking the best of A6 and adding ample sportiness to it, Audi has produced a car that gives the owner best of both worlds.

The car has super luxury features with a roaring brawny engine that satisfies the hunger of the Indian customer looking for sportiness with a class.

The Audi S6 is priced at Rs 85.99 lakh or Rs 8.6 million (ex-showroom New Delhi).

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The gorgeous body of the car comes from the aluminium hybrid construction technology. The metal has helped Audi not only to cut down the weight but gives S6 excellent handling like never before.

The body weight of the framework along with the body panels have been reduced by 20 per cent and now weighs 1895kgs to offer whooping speed figure.

The overall dimensions of this luxurious embodiment are marked at 4931mm x 1615mm x 1440mm with a wheelbase of 2916mm.

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Both A6 and S6 have the same body shells and profiling, with the difference of the ‘S’ badge that is embedded at the front and rear.

What differentiates S6 from the A6 model are the platinum-coloured grille, horizontal elements in the front air intakes, aluminum mirror caps, a rear lip spoiler, and four exhaust outlets.

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The front intakes are encompassed by an additional red coloured strip that covers the outer contour and signature adaptive LED headlamps.

The tornado lines running beneath the windows and side silhouette with the broad sills covering the perimeters adds to the sportiness of the car, which is further accentuated by the chrome finished twin tailpipes and the roof spoiler.

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The cabin area of Audi S6 is not just sporty but amazingly posh and classy as well. The atmosphere is agile with the S badge that is reflected through the dynamic styling and detailing.

The seats are wrapped in Valcona leather. The front seats come with lumbar support and an electric 12-way adjustment and a characteristically designed upper backrest section.

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You can now choose to have your S6 fitted with S sports seats, which feature even more significantly contoured side sections and integral head restraints.

Audi S6 features the 'S' insignia on the leather steering wheel, the key, aluminium shift paddles and instrument cluster.

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With super vroomers, extra flab means a downturn in speed. Therefore, wherever possible, the German auto major has used aluminium to do cutting in weight and increase the efficiency figure of the saloon.

Under the hoods of the Audi S6 saloon is the new downsized twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI petrol engine that comes mated to a seven speed S-tronic gearbox and Audi’s flagship Quattro 4WD system, the performance of which is accentuated with the sports differential.

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The 3,933cc petrol engine has the ability to generate output figure of 420 hp and whooping speeding ability with the 550 Nm torque within a range of 1,400 to 5,300 rpm.

The free-breathing 5.2L V10 engine has been downsized with the 4L one, but the performance level has not gone down. Rather, it has improved.

The engine of the Audi S6 exert unhinged power and is able to keep the rein tighter when needed and as controlled. Audi has brought on board advanced cylinder-on-demand technology that robotically turns off four of the eight cylinders, when not required.

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The technology is very helpful when it comes to the heavy traffic of the bustling Indian roads. The cutting of the weight and use of the latest techno parts have resulted into reduction of fuel consumption by 25 per cent.

The sprint capacity of the saloon is marked at 4.6 seconds to reach the 100kmph mark from stagnancy, and offers a thrill with the zooming top speed of 250 kmph.

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The S6 model is expected to carve its own way with the class engineered exteriors, components and technologies that are running over and under the skin of the vehicle.

The emerging Indian automobile market is the best place where such speedy sports saloon like Audi S6 can open up a whole new segment and turn the heat against the likes of Mercedes Benz AMG and BMW M.

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