2012 Audi S6 and S6 Avant ahead Frankfurt debut

Audi S6 with the new V8 engine.

The German car manufacturer has introduced the new 2012 Audi S6 and S6 Avant models ahead of their world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show this month. The Audi S6 is powered by new engine 4.0-liter, V8 double turbocharged, and Audi stated that new engine offers greater performance while minimizing emissions and enhancing fuel economy.

2012 Audi S6, less horsepower more torque.

Both S6 models, as well as the S7 and S8, are powered by Audi’s new double-turbocharged, direct-injected 4.0-liter V-8, which produces 420 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque at just 1.400 rpm. These numbers means rather less horsepower and a a bit more torque than the previous Audi S6 engine, a downgraded Lamborghini 5.2-liter V10 with 435 horsepower and 539 Nm.The Audi S6 features a dual-clutch transmission with seven speed, which can be selected personally via aluminum paddle shifters. On the 2012 S6 the Quattro all-wheel drive transmission will once more be standard, and this time combined with an torque vectoring differential between the rear wheels that is an optional.

Audi S6 claims a 0-100 Km/h in 4.8 seconds.

The 2012 Audi S6 is about 136 Kilos lighter than the current version, and the new A6 design achieves a more innovative front/rear weight distribution. The car maker with the 4 rings says that the new Audi S6 will be skilled to do the 0-100 Km/h in 4.8 seconds. On top of being lighter and obtaining max torque at lower rpm, the 4.0-Litet V-8 is claimed to be a 25 percent more fuel-efficient than the old Lamborghini-soured engine. A crucial improvement concern the Audi S6 new “cylinder on demand” technology that advantages the innovative V-8 FSI engine, enabling some of the cylinders to be deactivated in order to improve the fuel-efficiency.
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