From Audi press: The Audi A6 has established itself as a benchmark of luxury and performance in the ever-growing business sedan segment. In 2011, the Audi A6 raises this bar with more standard amenities and updated styling – without additional cost. With a host of available engines, including the powerful yet fuel-efficient supercharged 3.0 TFSI® and the vivacious 5.2 FSI® V10, there is an Audi A6 or S6 to meet the needs of any discerning driver
The Audi A6 has a sporty rear design dominated by two prominent LED taillights, while a relatively short trunk deck gives the sedan an almost coupe-like appearance, and two prominent exhaust ports lend the impression of engine power and speed.
Like all Audi products, the cabin of the Audi A6 is executed in high-quality materials. Brown walnut inlays accent the center console, door panels and dash, creating an atmosphere of sophistication. Comfortable and supportive seats are clad in Valcona leather in the Audi A6, while the Audi S6 enjoys Silk Nappa leather as standard equipment. The large wheelbase affords passengers ample legroom, and the arching roofline of the Audi A6 accommodates individuals of any stature.
Adding to an already well-equipped package, Audi’s extremely intuitive third-generation MMI® and navigation now come standard on all 2011 Audi A6 and S6 models.
The S6 operates on a 5.2 FSI V10 engine. The pinnacle of Audi engineering, the 5.2-liter engine uses advanced magnesium alloy for the intake, reducing weight to an astonishing 485 lbs – a full 44 lbs lighter than the V10 in the BMW M5. With 435 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, the engine is the ultimate in performance from Audi.
The Audi S6 utilizes a Tiptronic six-speed automatic transmission with specifically chosen gear ratios to help channel the brute force of the 5.2-liter V10 engine. With fast shifts and precise gear choices, Tiptronic is an excellent match to the sport-bred nature of the S6.