I understand the S6 and RS6 will be V6's, which is part of the reason I bought a C7 S6 Avant.
No doubt the new engine will be at least as powerful as the C7, but the way a V8 and V6 deliver power is entirely different.
My S6 was bought as a daily driver and I like the understated "lazy" power...
Daily - S6 Avant
Weekend/Summer - SL400 (I now realise I should have bought the Sl500 though).
Something special - Ferrari FF
First two I've managed so far. Third one I'm actively looking, maybe next year.
Bear in mind our S6 has COD. So when cruising if you did a full tank on motorway only then 600km is quite feasible from a 75 litre tank.
Our 577km tank included 2 hours stuck in traffic.
At 140km/h the engine is running at about 2300rpm.
The S6 is perfect for long distance motorway driving, that's where it excels, if you can live with the fuel consumption. Is it better than a BiTDI? That's your call. You'll get more range from the diesel.
I wouldn't want a loud exhaust on a car I was doing a lot of motorway miles in, after the...
Ceramics not an option in the UK. I went with the standard 19" wheels for comfort alone, but I also went with comfort seats also.
The S6 is everything the RS6 isn't. I explained on the Mercedes forum I'm a member of if you owned an AMG and swapped to an S6 you'd be disappointed. The S6 is quiet...
The article is referring to the upcoming A6/S6/RS6 C8 replacements. There will no longer be any V8's
Even the RS6 will be a V6.
"The more potent RS6 which should follow around 12 months after the regular A6 arrives, will use the new but smaller capacity 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6."
All V6's from now on, which is the future I guess, smaller capacity, more turbos, electric motors and better economy. I imagine performance won't ultimately suffer either.
However, I bought the current outgoing S6 purely because it's a V8 and will most likely be the last of it's kind.
At 450hp the S6 is underrated. In so much as they are often found to be running 480hp to 500hp from factory.
So few of these sell in the UK as people who want a very fast large engined Audi automatically go for the RS6 (RS6 outsell the S6 by about 10 to 1 in the UK).
Take a look at the...