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2012 Audi S6 Spied Without Wearing Makeup

2012 Audi S6

Set to make its official debut later on this year, the 2012 Audi S6 has been spied by the guys over at Autocar.co.uk while undergoing some tests in the U.S. of A. The British car magazine says that the new S6 is going to be more refined and civilized than the outgoing model. The new A6 has become more luxurious in the latest generation and it seems that the sporty S6 version is going to follow the same trend.

2012 Audi S6

The car will most likely be powered by a single-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine that is going to produce about 440 hp. A more powerful twin-turbo V8 with approximately 555 hp will probably be fitted to the even hotter RS6. We will be able to see this engine when the entry-level Bentley Continental GT V8 will be launched.

2012 Audi S6

If these figures turn out to be true, the new S6 is going to be only 5 hp more powerful than the current generation that sports a V10 engine with 435 hp. However, the new variant is going to offer more performance and it will also be more economical. The car will certainly be lighter thanks to the more compact dimensions and a new lightweight construction meant to shave off important pounds. This engine will be mated to a double clutch 7-speed gearbox that will benefit from a Sports program designed for fast shifts.

Aside from the sedan version, the Ingolstadt-based car maker plans on rolling an estate variant (aka Avant), which in the United Kingdom has turned out to be more popular than its sedan counterpart. The 2012 Audi S6 will reach UK in early next year while a few months later we shall see the launch of the S7 and S8 models.

Source: Autocar.co.uk

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