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The S6 measures 194 in in length and the S6 Avant 194.3 in; each model is
73.8 in wide. The sedan is 56.7 in in height; the Avant is higher by 0.24 in.
The track of both models is 64.1 in at the front and 63.7 in at the rear.
In addition to the large wheels, other exterior details on the bumpers,
single-frame radiator grille and exhaust tailpipes in particular as well as
exterior mirrors in aluminum look confirm the status of the new S model. Xenon
plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights are
standard. The bodies of both the S6 and S6 Avant consist of around 20 percent
lightweight aluminum. These bodies excel due to their low weight, outstanding
crash safety, high torsional rigidity and sophisticated aerodynamics.
Black throughout, the interior is sportily elegant; instrument dials are gray
and the needles white. Trim parts in aluminum look, plus door sill trims and
bezels made of aluminum, are minor highlights. Electrically adjustable sports
seats are standard equipment for drivers and front-seat passengers in the new
Audi S6 and Audi S6 Avant; the S7 Sportback has S sports seats with integrated
A rolling cargo-area cover, a net partition, a dirt-resistant tray, and a rail
system for securing cargo are standard in the S6 Avant; a load-securing set is
available as a special option. Audi can supply a rear electric lid/hatch for
both models which can be opened remotely via sensor when the driver moves his
foot underneath the rear bumper.
Additional standard equipment in all three models includes a four-zone,
automatic climate-control system, the Audi pre sense basic safety system, and
MMI Radio with Audi sound system.
High-end options range from a head-up display through an ambient lighting
package to the driver-assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control with
stop & go function and the night vision assistant, which highlights detected
The Audi S6, the S6 Avant and the S7 Sportback are also best-in-class regarding
infotainment systems. The top-shelf solution is MMI Navigation plus with an
innovative touchpad, MMI touch. It can be enhanced by means of the Bluetooth car
phone online, which allows passengers to enjoy unrestricted online connectivity
thanks to a WLAN hotspot. Audi connect provides drivers with customized services
such as Audi online traffic information and Audi music stream, a new Internet
The Audi S6 has a trunk capacity of 18.72 cubic ft (530 liters). It is standard
that the rear seat backs can be folded down separately. Audi offers an optional
load-through hatch with a ski bag. The S6 Avant features 19.95 cubic ft (565
liters) to 59.33 cubic ft (1,680 liters) of storage capacity. The rear seat
backs can be folded down via levers in the luggage compartment; preloaded
springs ensure that the backs land gently on the seat cushions.
Wheels with the format 8.5 J x 19 come with 255/40 tires. Black brake calipers
with S6/S7 logos encircle the front disc brakes. Upon request, Audi will supply
ceramic carbon-fiber brake discs and wheels up to 20 inches in diameter.
The new S models will be available at dealerships across Europe early this
summer. In Germany, the Audi S6 costs 72,900 euros and the S6 Avant 75,250 euros.
2012-2013 Audi S6 Avant, rear view.