During the launch of the 2013 Audi RS5 Coupe in Mumbai today, Michael Perschke, Head of Audi India, told us that the Audi S6 4.0 TFSI Quattro, which is the performance variant of the A6 luxury sedan, would be launched in India on 11th or this month.
The Audi S6 4.0 TFSI Quattro will come to us via CBU route and this means that the car would have a stratospheric price tag. It may be noted that the Audi S4, the performance variant of the A4 sedan, is already on sale in India and has won a lot of appreciation from us back when we tested it.
Powering the Audi S6 4.0 TFSI Quattro is a 4.0 litre V8 TFSI petrol engine that has a max power output of 420bhp and has a peak torque figure of 550Nm. The car is capable of hitting 100kmph from standstill in 4.8 seconds. The car’s engine comes equipped with “Cylinder On Demand” technology that deactivates four of the eight cylinders under low load conditions. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed S Tronic DSG transmission that transfers the power to all four wheels through the Quatto all-wheel drive system.
The list of optional extras on the car includes a sport differential, 20 inch wheels and carbon ceramic disc brakes.
Talking about the standard features, the car comes fitted with Audi Drive Select system that allows you to control the throttle response, shift points and suspension settings.
We really can’t wait to take the Audi S6 4.0 TFSI Quattro out for a drive on the twisties!