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Old 8th March 2011, 23:10   #1
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Our spies have managed to catch an Audi S6 prototype undergoing testing in Germany.

Looking tastefully restrained, the S6 is distinguished by sportier fascias, aerodynamic side skirts, and a four-tailpipe exhaust system. Additionally, we can expect the production model to feature a revised grille and faux aluminum mirror casings.

Under the hood, power will likely be provided by a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine which will also be used in the Bentley Continental GT. It is reported that this engine using a single turbo version in the Bentley will produce 415 hp (309 kW / 420 PS). However, this is no good for the S6 as it's less than the outgoing 5.2-liter V10 that develops 429 hp (320 kW / 435 PS). Surely, Audi will engineer output to be higher. Exactly how much, we'll have to wait and see.
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Considering that this is the performance version of the A6, it has specs that are expected out it if. Personally,the alloys look a bit drab and would be good to exude the performance element a bit

AMG wheels anyone?
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wow ! The Audi designers seem to out do themselves with every new model that they come up with . Am starting to hate the headlight design and the front grill now . Looks really weird . And those alloys, nothin new about them . Look pretty similar to Merc alloys .
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wow ! The Audi designers seem to out do themselves with every new model that they come up with . Am starting to hate the headlight design and the front grill now . Looks really weird . And those alloys, nothin new about them . Look pretty similar to Merc alloys .

the front looked quite different in their release pictures. Here it just looks plain awkward. And tail is just copied from kia forte(and its been around for a while now). Audi needs to get innovative with their designs. With the exception of R8 and the front of A7, Audi's recent designs have failed to impress me. Thats just me though.

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2012 Audi S6 spotted testing by Worldcarfans.com
Whoaa, thats great news, thanks for posting it here !
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the front looked quite different in their release pictures. Here it just looks plain awkward. And tail is just copied from kia forte(and its been around for a while now). Audi needs to get innovative with their designs. With the exception of R8 and the front of A7, Audi's recent designs have failed to impress me. Thats just me though.
Guys its just a Prototype, I don't think its a production ready model. Do you really think German's would look upto a company like Kia for their Tail Light design ?! Might be more of a coincidence rather than a copy/paste act via Kia !

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wow ! The Audi designers seem to out do themselves with every new model that they come up with . Am starting to hate the headlight design and the front grill now . Looks really weird . And those alloys, nothin new about them . Look pretty similar to Merc alloys .
Like I said, I think Audi would certainly make some changes to it's Production Ready S6 and about the Rim's I hope Audi comes up with a couple of futuristic Rim Design's this time around rather than limiting itself to just 2 kind of Rim option's that are available for the current gen V10 S6.
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Guys its just a Prototype, I don't think its a production ready model. Do you really think German's would look upto a company like Kia for their Tail Light design ?! Might be more of a coincidence rather than a copy/paste act via Kia ! S6.
Its not a a prototype. They might use different alloys but the car (the exterior) is production ready. And just because a company is German doesnot mean its co-incidence. Infact, Kia hired an ax audi designer not too long ago. All that matters it who used the design first. I wouldnt like my car look like a mitsubishi from front and kia from back. I would much rather prefer the current gen, Which is not that good either. All i am saying is that Audi needs to up their game in the exterior department. They have been doing exceptional job with the Intertiors.
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I agree its not prototype car . I have just returned from hongkong and have spotted the AUDI S6 white colour .

so its very much verge on launching. ....














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Its not a a prototype. They might use different alloys but the car (the exterior) is production ready. And just because a company is German doesnot mean its co-incidence. Infact, Kia hired an ax audi designer not too long ago. All that matters it who used the design first. I wouldnt like my car look like a mitsubishi from front and kia from back. I would much rather prefer the current gen, Which is not that good either. All i am saying is that Audi needs to up their game in the exterior department. They have been doing exceptional job with the Intertiors.
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That isnt a S6 guys, thats a S-Line A6. Audi wont be doing a test for the new c7 A6 until late 2012-to early 13
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This family look is freaking me out now. All Audi's look the same to me now.
Those angry capitalist eyes.
That aggressive grille.

Come on. Give me a break Audi.

I guess only Honda is the one which has not jumped on the same looks for all cars bandwagon? Or am I mistaken here?
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It is kind of annoying. I totally agree with u on that. When i see the new 5 series from far i mistake it for the 7 sometimes. Im pretty sure once the new a6 will launch the same happen thinking it will be a a8 when u see a a6.
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Audi S6,S7 and S8 revealed ahead of Frankfurt show - 2011

When Audi introduces a new S model, enthusiasts sit up straight and listen. Don't even ask what happens when the German automaker rolls out two at a time, let alone three or four. But that's what Ingolstadt has in store for us in Frankfurt this year.

Once the show opens in a couple of weeks from now, we'll have a new S6(both sedan and Avant wagon), and S8on our hands. And they're looking pretty sweet so far.

At the top of the heap is the new S8 sedan, which adopts the new twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that Audi has developed with Bentley,driving all four wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. With 512 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque on tap, the big sedan is said to be good for a hugely fast 4.2-second sprint to 62 miles per hour and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

"The S6 and S7, meanwhile, get a detuned version of the same turbo eight with 420 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque, good for 4.8 and 4.9-second acceleration runs, respectively. Cylinder deactivation and an active noise cancelation system are also part of the package on the entire range, and we're anticipating getting each of these models minus the S6 Avant in American showrooms"
http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/31/audi-s6-s7-and-s8-revealed-ahead-of-frankfurt-debut/#continued
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