CRUISER TO CRUSH THE KILOMETRES
THE heavyweight of the Audi large sedan range is a lot of car for an expected price of about $170,000.
The wheels are the only giveaway the S6 this isn’t a regular member of the A6 line-up … until the biturbo 4.0-litre V8 rumbles into life.
A detuned version of the RS6 Avant’s monstrously impressive powerplant, the V8 in this guise is good for 331kW/550Nm.
There is a nose-heavy approach to corners — though the grip from the quattro AWD hardware gives it bite through the turns and there is a lack of cornering feel. But the S6 is kilometre-crushing quick and it will overtake B-doubles on the shortest of straights.
Combine these traits with its interior ambience and it becomes an ideal interstate cruiser.