The AUDI S6 model of 2010 ~ Greatest Vehicles

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

The AUDI S6 model of 2010

The Audi A6 continues a legacy of dynamic excellence, exceptional comfort and award-winning style.It is packed with technology, enhancing convenience and driving dynamics without overwhelming.The attention to detail inside and out is impressive, Audi becoming synonymous with benchmark especially as it relates to automotive interiors.

There is much to love about the A6.Its cabin is airy and comfortable, with firm, supportive seats and plenty of room for four.Its styling is a crisp, clean and modern interpretation of the aerodynamic sedan Audi debuted more than 30 years ago.

The S6 is equipped with a powerful 435-hp 5.2-liter V10 engine with direct fuel injection, a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic manual mode and paddle shifters, and quattro all-wheel drive. Building on the A6 4.2 sedan, every S6 is outfitted with a power sunroof, bi-xenon adaptive headlights, LED daytime running lights, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, dual-zone climate control, Advanced Key passive entry/start, satellite radio, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, an Audi Music Interface with iPod integration and a voice-activated navigation system with integrated rear camera parking assist. Additional standard equipment exclusive to the S6 includes a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, aluminum-optic exterior mirrors, sport seats and aluminum interior trim elements. Standard safety features include electronic stability and traction control systems, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist and front, front side-impact and overhead curtain airbags; rear side-impact airbags and an Audi Side Assist blind spot monitor are optional.

Now Somthing About Lineup. A6 3.2 Premium comes with leather upholstery, genuine walnut trim, moonroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter.Also standard are power windows, locks and heated mirrors; eight-way power front seats with driver's power lumbar; 60/40 split-folding rear seat; tilt/telescoping column with leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel; cruise control; trip computer; theft deterrent system; AM/FM/6CD/MP3 with 10 speakers; Sirius satellite radio; Bluetooth; iPod interface; rain-sensing variable-intermittent wipers; automatic headlights; headlight washers; front and rear fog lights; and 17-inch alloy wheels.The Avant also gets roof rails, cargo cover, cargo retention system, rear spoiler and rear wash/wipe.Options on premium-grade cars include a cold weather package (heated front and rear seats and steering wheel, $650) and rear side airbags ($350).

Its really cool to walkaround. A trapezoidal grille and substantial interlocked rings highlight the front, and the grille pattern now continues top to bottom, eliminating the flat license-plate section that spilt previous grilles.Rectangular fog lamps better fit the rectangular side grilles they're in; most models feature a strip of LED running lamps underlining the headlight housing.LED taillights and a single tailpipe on each side characterize the rear end.

The A6 Avant is an especially sleek looking wagon, distinguished by dark center pillars, very mildly tapering side windows and sloping roofline with discrete spoiler incorporating the center brake light.The hatch glass angle is more crossover-like, as opposed to a Volvo wagon's upright box rear end; the defroster will quickly shed snow.

The all-wheel-drive Audi S6 is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 that cranks out 425 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic with manual shift control is the only available transmission. At our test track, the S6 ran from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds -- barely quicker than the A6 3.0T and woefully slower than the BMW M5, Jaguar XFR and Mercedes E63. Fuel economy estimates are 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined.

The S6 comes with Audi's latest Multi Media Interface (MMI) vehicle management system, which controls entertainment, communication and optional navigation functions via the dash-mounted LCD screen and center console-mounted controls (a knob and buttons). Though there is still a bit of a learning curve involved in using it, MMI has been dramatically improved for 2010 -- especially in regards to navigation functionality.

The rear seats are comfortable, too.Head and leg room are expansive enough to tote around two clients in comfort even if you and they are all six feet or taller.Getting in and out if the back seats is relatively easy thanks to a back door much taller than most sleek sedans, space between the seat and door post that shames most full-size SUVs, and a foot space big enough to slide under the front seat.There are three adjustable headrests, reading lights that can't be seen in the driver's mirror, front seatback storage, and they fold down with the narrow section behind the driver.

The 2010 Audi S6 handles well for a nose-heavy 4,500-pound AWD sedan, but it simply can't keep up with the quicker and better-balanced competition when the going gets curvy. There's no payoff in terms of ride comfort, either -- the S6's suspension is sports-car stiff. As good as the V10 sounds, it doesn't produce the thrust needed for the S6 to be competitive in this rarefied high-performance segment, and the six-speed automatic isn't as responsive as the dual-clutch automated manual gearbox found in the Audi S4. Braking, it seems, is about the only thing the S6 unequivocally excels at.

The S6 also gets massive brakes, nearly 1.5 inches larger in diameter than the already arresting 4.2 V8, sticky 265/35ZR19 tires, firmer suspension, aerodynamics to keep it grounded at 150 mph, the best lights, and seats to keep you in place while you use it all.And while the S6 is certainly firm, the kind of firm where you would rather be the driver than the passenger, it is docile enough to drive everyday, in traffic, if necessary.

All of its Models are listed below with its Price.

Audi A6 3.2 ($45,100);
A6 3.0T ($50,100);
A6 4.2 ($60,950);
Avant 3.0T ($53,310);
S6 ($75,900).


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