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The Car Connection Expert Review

There are a lot of very capable performance cars, and there are a lot of practical, sensible utility wagons, but it takes a special car to blend the attributes of both without involving a lot of compromises. Audi’s S6 Avant high-performance sport wagon is such a vehicle: It’s an engaging performance car, a utility wagon, and an all-weather warrior at the same time.

While the A6 Avant 3.0 whizzes along with adequate power, the S6 Avant is a rocket ship. Audi boasts a zero-to-sixty time of 6.5 seconds, with a top speed of 155 miles per hour.

The S6 has a hopped-up version of the all-aluminum V-8 that’s been offered in the A8 for several years. With five valves per cylinder, variable intake valve timing, and a variable intake manifold, it makes 340 horsepower. The V-8 has excellent performance throughout the rev range, though it doesn’t have the sort of massive low-end torque of traditional American V-8s.

Audi’s quattro system is so good at getting the power to the road that full throttle from a standing start doesn’t even yield a tire chirp. The S6 employs the latest version of quattro, which reverts to a 50/50 torque distribution from front to back unless wheel slippage occurs. Some measure of power oversteer is allowed, so dynamically the S6 could be a lot of fun on the track. Because such high speeds are required to explore the S6’s adhesion limits, we didn’t wish to test them on public roads.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015
2016 Audi S6 4-Door Sedan Prestige

an amazing combination of luxury and performance

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In select mode a high performance machine that is quick in response and effortless. Comfort mode suspension is a bit soft for me but the performance mode has excellent response on high speed curves or... + More »
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Sunday, April 19, 2015
For 2015 Audi S6

excellent vehicle

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If you like a performance automobile that's fun to drive with decent fuel economy you will enjoy this vehicle.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
2014 Audi S6 4-Door Sedan Prestige

Audi- there is no substitute

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I have owned Audi's since 1998. A4's, Allroad, A4 Cab, S4 and now the S6. hands down best vehicle I have owned. No flash, just style + performance.
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