2019 S6 Avant Diesel is Our 349HP Dream Wagon
Audi has released its 2019 S6 Avant to much fanfare. And these aren’t the a-typical Audi heads out there singing its praises – the car’s spec sheet is truly impressive. The result is a new benchmark in performance for the Germany-based luxury carmaker.
Let’s get right to it – here’s what makes the S6 Avant special
To state the obvious, the S6 Avant is a wagon, which means it’s a practical vehicle type. Wagons, by and large, don’t often deliver on performance. And it’s here that the Audi engineers decided to forge a new path, building a wagon vehicle meant to deliver on power. A lot of it. According to the car’s spec sheet, the S6 Avant’s 3-liter V6 engine delivers nearly 350 horsepower and a whopping 516.3 lb-ft of torque. It weighs just shy of 4500 pounds and can carry approximately 1400 pounds of cargo/passengers.
It’s also an efficient car to drive
Being a diesel-based vehicle, the car is already as efficient as it is durable. However, being a 2019 vehicle, the car benefits from some modern touches. One example is its fuel efficiency. The S6 Avant is able to deliver a super impressive range of 36 MPG courtesy of an electric power compressor that is combined with a 48-volt primary electrical system.
What else does the S6 Avant have to offer?
The car is outfitted with not only a performance-oriented suspension but ceramic brakes too. It’s also equipped with all-wheel steering. The S6 Avant can go from 0 to 60 MPH in just five seconds and its top speed is 155.3 MPH. Speaking to the inside, this new model offers new digital gauges, dual infotainment screens, less analog buttons, and wider climate control vents.
Is the S6 an all-new vehicle to the Audi lineup?
Actually, no. The S6 was first produced in 1994 as a faster alternative to the A6 model. It was previously offered under the 4th-generation C7 lineup, and this model here is now considered a 5th-generation offering. Some of the trademarks often associated with the S6 is its long roof, sporty styling, and powerful performance on the road.
Want one? You might have to wait a while.
The S6 Avant you see here in the slideshow will only be available in Europe. However, a faster S6 model will be made available to the North American, Asian and Middle Eastern markets in the near future. Instead of the aforementioned 3.0-liter engine, the American S6 will get a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 gasoline engine (the same one in the Audi RS5). This particular piece of machinery is capable of delivering upwards of 450 HP and 442 lb-ft of torque, which means it should be a bit quicker, thanks to its extra power and lighter weight.
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