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2012 Audi S6

At a Glance

Pricing $42,200 - $71,900
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 3.0l V6 S, 4.0l V8 T
Transmissions A8, CVT, SM7
Fuel Economy 17-25 (city), 27-33 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 72

Overview Information

Like other German luxury automakers, Audi markets a range of sedans in varying sizes. The latest A6 sedan splits the difference between the smaller A4 and larger A8 sedans. While the A6 is competitive in size with the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, it offers slightly less interior room than mainstream mid-sized sedans like the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord. For a luxury sedan, the A6 represents a healthy blend of size, luxury, and performance. Powertrain choices in 2012 include a 211-bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a 310-bhp 3.0l supercharged V6. Four-cylinder models are front-wheel-drive with a CVT transmission, whereas the V6 models include quattro all-wheel-drive. Like most Audi models, the A6 is offered in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trim levels. The base Premium model is well equipped, with the higher trim levels adding features like HID headlamps, four-zone climate control, and larger wheels/tires.

What Changed:

The S6 rejoins the updated A6 lineup. Power is provided by a twin-turbo 4.0l V8 producing 420-bhp and 406 lb-ft. of torque. Audi's quattro AWD is now available with the 2.0T engine.

Official Word:

The all-new Audi S6 sedan brings exhilarating performance, intelligent efficiency technologies and exclusive "S" design cues in a vehicle that builds upon the already excellent package delivered by its cousin, the Audi A6, which was introduced in summer 2011. The S6 is equipped with the new twin-turbo 4.0 TFSI(R) engine that delivers 420 horsepower and an impressive 406 lb-ft of torque from 1,400 to 5,300 rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
A6 Sedan 2.0T Premium 2.0l I4 T (211-bhp) CVT FWD 25/33/29 58 $42,200
A6 Sedan 2.0T Premium 2.0l I4 T (211-bhp) A8 AWD 20/30/24 62 $44,400
A6 Sedan 2.0T Premium Plus 2.0l I4 T (211-bhp) CVT FWD 25/33/29 59 $46,500
A6 Sedan 2.0T Premium Plus 2.0l I4 T (211-bhp) A8 AWD 20/30/24 63 $48,700
A6 Sedan 3.0T Premium 3.0l V6 S (310-bhp) A8 AWD 18/27/22 65 $50,400
A6 Sedan 3.0T Premium Plus 3.0l V6 S (310-bhp) A8 AWD 18/27/22 66 $54,700
A6 Sedan 3.0T Prestige 3.0l V6 S (310-bhp) A8 AWD 18/27/22 66 $56,950
A6 Sedan S6 4.0l V8 T (420-bhp) SM7 AWD 17/27/22 72 $71,900