A 2008 Audi S6 V10 is up on Bring-A-Trailer

In my personal opinion, the C6-gen Audi A6 is one of the best looking sedans the brand has ever made. It’s stylish yet understated and still looks handsome and modern even though it originally debuted 15 years ago. The best part about that generation of A6 is actually that generation of Audi S6, which packed a monster 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated V10. One of those S6s is currently up for sale on Bring-A-Trailer, which is very exciting.

Back before we saw Tony Stark drive an Audi R8, the only naturally-aspirated V10 Audi you could by was actually a four-door sedan, not a mid-engine supercar. Under the hood of the C6-gen Audi S6 was a bored out version of the 5.0 liter N/A V10 from the Lamborghini Gallardo. Audi modified it quite a bit but, oddly enough, it made considerably less power than the Lambo. While the Italian supercar made 520 hp, the Audi S6 made just 420 hp (and 398 lb-ft of torque), despite its slightly larger displacement.

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According to Audi, this was done intentionally to keep it understressed. Rather than have a high-strung Italian engine in an otherwise very sensible German luxury sedan, Audi figured it’d keep it mostly relaxed so that nothing went wrong. Which is great news for second and third buyers, who want a bit of piece of mind after buying an expensive German car with an Italian supercar engine.

This specific car that’s for sale is black with a black interior and it looks very clean. It only has 113,000 miles, which is actually really quite good for an 11 year old car. It even comes with some service records for things like a new oil cooler, intake manifold, and various engine seals, as well as a coolant leak fix.

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If you want to bid on this car (at the time of writing this, it’s at $4,500 with 5 days left), you’re doing so because of that engine. It’s a mighty powerplant, with gobs of power and gobs of delicious V10 noise. The seller posted a video to BaT showing off its exhaust note. That alone is worth the price of admission.

Nico DeMattia

I've been in love with cars since I was a kid, specifically German cars. Now I get to drive them talk about them on the internet.