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Audi S6 C5 (4B) Sedan (1999-2003)

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Audi S6 C5 (Typ 4B) is an executive sedan in production from 1999 to 2003. It was powered by with a single 4.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed ZF 5HP24A automatic transmission.
This NA V8 features 5 valve per cylinder design and is shared (to a large extent) with the contemporary D2 S8 and B6 and B7 S4s. It has proven to be the most reliable V8 engine to have ever come out of VAG / Audi.
Unfortunately, the ZF 5HP24A transmission is known to have a weakness in Clutch A drum, which leads to premature failures.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the C5 S6 comes with multi-link suspensions at all four corners. This provides the best cornering performance and tunability, at the expense of cost and a little bit of durability.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 73% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Elegant yet sporty styling
  • Good fit and finish without gimmicks
  • Naturally-aspirated V8
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • The Avant looked arguably better
  • Very high fuel consumption
  • Weak automatic transmission

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Specifications

Variants:
AT
MT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
434 L / 15.3 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
11.0 L / 11.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
7.5 L / 7.9 qt
Fuel Capacity
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
540 kg / 1190 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Independent on trapezoidal lever
Tire Size
255/40 R17
Turning Circle
11.7 m / 38.3 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height
1443 mm / 56.8 in
Size | Length
4833 mm / 190.3 in
Size | Width
1850 mm / 72.8 in
Track Width | Front
1578.0 mm / 62.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1590.0 mm / 62.6 in
ATWeight
1760.0 kg / 3880.1 lbs
MTWeight
1735.0 kg / 3825.0 lbs
Wheel Size
8J x 17
Wheelbase
2759 mm / 108.6 in

Performance

ATAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.7 sec
MTAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.7 sec
ATAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.4 sec
MTAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
5.4 sec
ATCO2 Emission
343 g/km
MTCO2 Emission
338 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.34
ATFuel Economy
14.3 L/100km / 16.4 MPG (combined) | 21.8 L/100km / 10.8 MPG (urban) | 10.1 L/100km / 23.3 MPG (highway)
MTFuel Economy
14.1 L/100km / 16.7 MPG (combined) | 21.0 L/100km / 11.2 MPG (urban) | 10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Engine
ANK, AQJ
Engine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.0:1
Engine | Displacement
4.2 L / 254.6 cu-in / 4172.0 cc
Engine | Power
340.0 hp / 253.5 kW @ 7000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
81.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque
420 Nm / 309.8 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
ATTransmission | Gears
5-speed
MTTransmission | Gears
6-speed
ATTransmission | Type
Automatic Tiptronic
MTTransmission | Type
Manual

Production

Availability
1999 ~ 2003

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