Audi stirred up a bit of controversy recently, when it released its new S6 Sedan and Avant, both of which are powered by diesel engines in Europe. There’s never been a diesel-powered S6 until now, so it was a bit unusual of a choice. A choice made even more unusual by the brand’s diesel scandal that seems to have followed the brand for the past few years. Still, it’s an Audi S6 and we’re excited about it.
In this new video from Auditography, we get to take a good look at the new Audi S6, see it from every angle, and even hear its exhaust note. As for the latter, it sounds okay but it’s still a diesel so it doesn’t sound great. That’s one of the downsides of making a diesel performance car; it doesn’t sound very exciting.
At least it looks really good. This new generation of Audi A6 is one of the best looking yet and the S6 just turns up the heat a bit. Its more aggressive front air intakes and quad exhausts really make the S6 look truly great. I think the exhausts help its styling the most, as the standard A6 has fake ones that just don’t look right.
It’s quick, too. The diesel engine in question is a 3.0 liter makes 349 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, so it’s quite punchy. According to Audi, 0-60 mph happens in 5.1 seconds, which isn’t particularly fast considering hot hatches do that with ease nowadays. Also, the last-gen Audi S6 had a monster V8 and was quicker than this new diesel version. Still, it’s quick enough to be fun.
There are a lot of enthusiasts who are disappointed in the S6’s diesel engine. We can understand that, as it turns a good looking, exciting car into something a bit less exciting and more efficiency-focused. If you’re one of those disappointed enthusiasts, move to the ‘States as the Audi S6 we’re likely to get here will pack a 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 with 444 hp and 443 lb-ft.