American magazine Car and Driver got hold of a 2013 Audi S6 sedan (C7) and managed an almost unbelievable 3.7 seconds in the 0-60 mph sprint.

American magazine Car and Driver got hold of a 2013 Audi S6 sedan (C7) and managed an almost unbelievable 3.7 seconds in the 0-60 mph sprint.

The new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, which also serves in the Audi S8, S7 and S6 Avant, produces 420 HP (309 kW / 414 bhp) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of flatlined torque between 1,400 and 5,300 rpm via a 7-speed S-tronic transmission. According to Audi specs, 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint comes in at 4.8 seconds while top speed is an electronically-governed 250 km/h (155 mph).

Car and Driver managed 3.7 seconds running 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h). Now, granted there is a 2 mph discrepancy in times when comparing Audi's 4.8 and Car and Driver's 3.7 seconds. However, the difference of 1.1 seconds is vastly disproportional to a 2 mph difference.

It should also be noted that the 2013 S6 is less powerful than its S6 (C6) predecessor which had a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 making 435 HP (320 kW / 429 bhp) and performed the same sprint in 5.4 seconds. Although only slightly more torquey, the 2013 S6 is 25 percent more efficient than its predecessor and will hit a top speed of 190 mph (306 km/h) when its 155 mph (249 km/h) limiter is deleted.

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