Developed with technical input from Lamborghini, the quattro four-wheel-driven Audi super saloon and combines enhanced specification with a directly injected 5.2-litre V10 FSI petrol engine.
The 10-cylinder Audi FSI unit is mated to a six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission. The sprint from 0-62mph is possible in 5.2 seconds (Avant 5.3 seconds) on the way to a top speed limited electronically to 155mph, while offering a combined mpg of 21.0. The permanent 4WD system is boosted by lightweight sports suspension.
Visually, the new S6 quattro is marked out by a unique front end design with a restyled single frame grille and an additional central air intake flanked by larger side intakes containing LED daytime running strip lights.
Plus it has front wheel arches flared by 14mm, aluminium look door mirrors, larger body-coloured side rubbing strips, with 19-inch 5-arm Wing design alloy wheels. At the rear there is an integrated boot or tailgate spoiler, a built-in diffuser in a contrasting colour and four ellipsoidal exhaust tailpipes.
Inside, S quattro distinguishing features include new electrically adjustable Alcantara and leather-upholstered sports seats with integral head restraints and pronounced lateral supports, an ‘S quattro’ three-spoke leather-trimmed sports steering wheel with contrasting double seam stitching and aluminium look tiptronic gear shift paddles, plus an exclusive S quattro design for the gear knob and dials.
Also included in the UK S6 quattro specification is DVD satellite navigation built into the Multi Media Interface (MMI High), a six-CD autochanger and an upgraded Driver’s Information System (DIS) with a built-in digital speedometer.