Yes 3ltr bi-turbo Diesel with only 320 BHP. Is certainly disappointing, no different to the previous bi-tdi A6. My A4 272 (chipped to 340) will easily pan it. Would expect the new S6 to be better performance than the old one, which was a hairy-***** V8 with 450bhp. It is certainly a downer, but it does look Damon good - the only thing in its favour. Oh, and no doubt it will get the fake sound treatment like the old SQ5 & SQ7...
The S6/7’s are already released in the UK and available to specify on the Audi UK Configurator.
My current S7 has an APR Stage 1 on it, along with a few other modification no. Not to everyone’s taste, but I love it.
I think those of us who are already in the S6/7 models are all hugely disappointed with the European Engine choice (RoW get the same engine as the RS5 by the way!). The base price of the new C8 Scar is also up quite substantially from the previous model.
Ive just rolled over my 3 year point, and had been going to change to the new S7 until the diesel downgrade was announced.
I have no idea who the intended target market if for the new platform, but it’s not those of us already in the V8s. The RS versions are going to be out of reach financially for most people, me included.
My next car will likely be a C7.5 RS7 Performance