Audi S6 review

Category: Performance car

Section: Performance & drive

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  • Audi S6 Avant front
  • Audi S6 Avant front
  • Audi S6 Avant rear
  • Audi S6 Avant dashboard
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  • Audi S6 Avant exhausts
  • Audi S6 Avant front seats
  • Audi S6 Avant instruments
  • Audi S6 Avant upper touchscreen
  • Audi S6 Avant lower touchscreen
  • Audi S6 Avant boot
  • Audi S6 Avant boot badge
  • Audi S6 Avant side
  • Audi S6 Avant front
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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

If you’re expecting the engine to be clattery, think again; thanks to a trick exhaust, it does a passable impression of a big capacity petrol V8.

True, the S6 doesn’t rev like a petrol, so the BMW 540i and Mercedes-AMG E 53 can both get from 0-62mph faster. However, a time of 5.1sec is anything but slow, and making swift progress is pretty effortless because of the huge torque that's available between 2000rpm and 4000rpm to push you along.