Audi S6
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Make: Audi
Model: S6
Audi S6

In 1994, the Audi S6, a high-performance version of Audi's A6 sedan was introduced to the auto world. It went on sale shortly after the A6 designation was introduced, and as it turns out the original S6 was largely the same car as the outgoing, first generation S4, with the only visible difference being new body-cladding. Audi was fairly constantly re-structuring their model lineup in early and mid-1990s, and the S6 was just another product of such changes. The 1995 model S6 was powered by a 2.2 L turbocharged five-cylinder engine producing 230 PS (169 kW/227 hp) at 5900 rpm. The powerful engine gave the S6 unexpectedly good performance, and it had a top speed of 243 km/h (151 mph). The S6 was able to achieve zero to 62 mph in 6.1 seconds; 99 mph was reached in 17.5 seconds. Audi offered as standard a six speed manual gearbox and a 5 speed only in the USA. Additionally, the model came equipped with Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Sure to please all needs, it was available as both a sedan and an "Avant" (station wagon) to the European customers. For those looking for even more power from the S6, they could select the higher performance RS6, which was available from Quattro GmbH, using a twin-turbo version of the 4.2 litre V8. Power figures were 450hp/331kW@5700-6400rpm, 560Nm from 1950-5600rpm. Other specifications of the S6 include a 5 speed Tiptronic transmission and zero to 62mph took just 4.7 seconds on the upgraded model. The wheels were also upgraded to 255/40 R18 and there was an optional DRC system available, which featured diagonally interlinked shock absorbers to give better body control during extreme cornering, acceleration and braking for those drivers intending to see what the car was really made of. Compared to standard A6, the suspension was lowered by 25mm and the brake discs were ventilated and upgraded to 365/335mm front/rear. Given the opportunity, the upgraded model would have been a nice addition to any garage.

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