Audi S6 C6 (4F) Sedan (2006-2010)
Audi S6 C6 (Typ 4F) is an executive sports sedan in production from 2006 to 2010. It was available with a single 90-degree V10 engine that displaced 5.2 liters.
This naturally-aspirated V10 was made at roughly the same time of the E60 M5 with the S85 V10 engine. While the BMW was port-injected, the Audi is direct-injected (FSI). Overtime, this has proven to be an Achille's heel, though the Audi seems to be spared of excessive camshaft and rod bearing wears. The same 5.2 FSI engine could be found in the D3 S8, too. Unfortunately, due to Audi's symmetric AWD system, the engine has to be placed in front of the transaxle, leaving no space for any work in the engine bay.
The only transmission available was a ZF 6HP26A 6-speed automatic. It was a decent unit, but with the high-sprung V10 and insufficient cooling (plus Audi's no-service advice) it tends to fail prematurely.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the C6 S6 comes with multi-link suspensions at all four corners, which helps control the nose-heavy nature of the vehicle.
In theory, Audi "facelifted" the C6 S6 in 2008. However, there was no mechanical change and the update was mostly on the infotainment system.
What we found**
Neofiliac score 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
- Rare occasion S6 sedan looks better the the wagon
- High-revving V10
- Superb suspension setupGood towing capacity
- High maintenance drivetrain
- Very nose heavy
- Very high fuel consumption
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546 L / 19.3 cu-ft
12.0 L / 12.7 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
10.0 L / 10.6 qt
80.0 L / 21.1 gal
580 kg / 1279 lbs
Brakes | Front
Brakes | Rear
Suspension | Front
Suspension | Rear
Independent on trapezoidal lever
11.9 m / 39.0 ft
Size | Height
1449 mm / 57.0 in
Size | Length
4916 mm / 193.5 in
Size | Width
1864 mm / 73.4 in
Track Width | Front
1596.0 mm / 62.8 in
Track Width | Rear
1576.0 mm / 62.0 in
1910.0 kg / 4210.8 lbs
9J x 19
2847 mm / 112.1 in
Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
Coefficient Of Drag
13.4 L/100km / 17.6 MPG (combined) | 19.7 L/100km / 11.9 MPG (urban) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (highway)
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2100 kg / 4630 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Engine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
Engine | Displacement
5.2 L / 317.6 cu-in / 5204.0 cc
Engine | Power
435.0 hp / 324.4 kW @ 6800 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
83.6 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
92.8 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque
540 Nm / 398.3 lb-ft @ 3000-4000 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V10 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
Transmission | Type
2006 ~ 2010
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