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2012 Audi S6 gets the 4.0L twin-turbo treatment

The hot new 2012 Audi S7 is certainly worthy of your attention (and your drool), but if swoopy hatchbacks aren't your thing, perhaps the svelte new S6 will pique your interest. After all, it packs the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 as the S7, cranks out the same 420 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, and has the same list of technological gadgets to keep you and your passengers entertained. The S7 may be the more eye-catching of the two cars, but we'd be out of our minds to ever kick this thing out of bed. See the bright red hotness for yourself in the attached high-res image... Read More

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    Featured: Audi design getting big overhaul?
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    Car and Driver has an update on the design shuffle in Ingolstadt that will ultimately bring more differentiation to Audi products. Last November, Audi design chief Wolfgang Egger spoke of the need to do "something new without breaking from tradition" in Audi design, but talk at the time focused on how the Crosslane Coupe Concept would influence the new ...

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    Video: Watch this Audi RS6 go 335 km/h... on ice!
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    In and effort to promote the high-speed grip of its new Hakkapeliitta 8 winter tire, Nokian threw a set of its new rubber on a race-prepped Audi RS6 and got moving – very, very quickly. In fact, on March 9 on top of the very frozen Gulf of Bothinia near Oulu, Finland, Nokian's test driver Janne Laitinen set a new world record for the fastest speed ...

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    Video: Choose your own adventure in Audi's next Super Bowl commercial
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    Audi has a 60-second spot planned for this year's Super Bowl to promote its S6 sedan, but exactly which spot will air is being put in the hands of Internet users. The ad follows a high schooler as he "embarks on one of the most pivotal moments of his adolescence: prom night." The spot is fixed up to the pivotal moment when he steals a kiss from the prom ...

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    Official: Car and Driver lists 10Best for 2013, same as it ever was
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    Forgive us for having the distinct feeling of déjà vu, but it certainly feels like we've been here before. By that we are referring Car and Driver and the announcement of its annual 10 Best vehicles for 2013. To be sure, it's an impressive selection of cars that combine heart-pounding performance and frugal sensibilities, but it also ...

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    Quick Spin: Which is best for enthusiast drivers, Audi's S6 or S7?
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    Audi's S6 is a high-performance four-door sedan and the S7 is the automaker's high-performance five-door luxury hatchback. The two are platform-sharing siblings with common 420-horsepower twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engines, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearboxes and permanent all-wheel drive. No surprise, then, that straight-line performance ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Audi S6
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    How Less Of Everything Equals More It's been fascinating to sample Audi's new EA824 V8 in all of its various incarnations. Our first crack at the new TFSI powerplant was in Audi's own 513-horsepower S8, and we then went on to try it out in the new Bentley Continental GT and GTC V8 models. Most recently, we dipped into the 4.0-litre biturbo in the new S7 ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Audi S6 gets the 4.0L twin-turbo treatment
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    The hot new 2012 Audi S7 is certainly worthy of your attention (and your drool), but if swoopy hatchbacks aren't your thing, perhaps the svelte new S6 will pique your interest. After all, it packs the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 as the S7, cranks out the same 420 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, and has the same list of technological ...

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    Audi S6, S7 and S8 revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut
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    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), S7 ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi S6 Avant looks ready to smoke your crossover
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    While crossovers dominate the American highway, that role is taken up overseas by estate wagons. And few are as enticing as the Audi S6 Avant. Offering all the creature comforts of the Audi A6, the S6 Avant ups the ante with all the cargo space you'd expect in a crossover with a rip-roarin' engine under the hood. In the case of the new model, we're ...

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    Rumormill: Report: Audi S6, RS6, S7 & S8 power numbers revealed
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    German publication Autobild has reportedly acquired some powertrain details about a few upcoming Audi models, including the S6, S7 and S8. Apparently we can expect a twin-turbocharged V8 packing up to 500 horsepower in the S8, while the S6 and S7 will get 440 and 470 horsepower, respectively. Toward the end of 2012, Audi will unleash the RS6, which ...