2014 Audi S6 Review [Video]

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For the first time ever, a super saloon has offered less power than its predecessor, and this is thanks to the 2014 Audi S6. It was long overdue, too. Super saloons were getting too powerful, too expensive and, ultimately, too out of touch. People aren’t all that interested anymore in hulking big bruisers that cost too much, and which do absolutely nothing for the environment except suffocate it slowly and painfully. The Audi S6 2014 has made the first move. Daring? Perhaps. But it surely won’t lose an audience, thanks to more torque, greater efficiency, and a better design. Moreover, it still comes with a fearsome V8 engine which gets you to 60mph from rest in just 4.6 seconds. It’s a remarkable, considered overhaul from the German’s. Let’s take a closer look at the 2014 Audi S6.

2014 Audi S6

Need for Speed

Okay, so the Audi S6 V10 engine has gone from the 2013 Audi S6. Sure, it was an aggressive piece of work, capable of a rip-roaring 7,000rpm, something the V8 can’t quite match. But it was never intended to live up to the bruising, juggernaut-like nature of the V10, and nor is it living in its shadow. Instead, it’s a superb piece of engineering in its own right. The 4.0-litre variant comes with 414bhp, and actually has more torque than the infamous Audi S6 V10. The 2014 Audi S6 also comes with a twin-clutch transmission, Quattro all-wheel drive transmission, you get the option of torque vectoring should you desire it.

Although Audi have gone for a bit less power in place of more affordable prices and better emission figures, there is still a lot of speed to satisfy the most ardent enthusiasts. It’s lighter than the 2013 Audi A6 model, weighing in at 136 kilos lighter. It also has better weight distribution, which means that it can race to 60mph from rest in 4.6 seconds. In terms of efficiency, the 2014 Audi S6 comes with the forward thinking cylinder-on-demand technology that means the V8 engine can cut 4 of the cylinders when cruising.

Handsome

It may have lost the charismatic Audi S6 V10 engine, but at the end of the day that lead critics to label it a real bruiser, comparing it to Bluto out of the cartoon Popeye. Well, the 2014 Audi S6 is a much more handsome proposition. It’s still as big as ‘Bluto’, but it just looks sleeker, lighter, and the designers have done well to eliminate any bulk that would otherwise have been a bit of an eyesore. It’s less meaner looking, benefiting from aluminium on the wing mirrors and subtle handling of the badging.

2014 Audi S6

Inside, the Audi S6 2014 is pretty much everything you’d expect. Exquisite to a fault, it comes with monogrammed Pearl Nappa leather seats, a finely finished centre console, as well as leather trim on the steering wheel and gear shifter. The back of the seats are diamond-stitched, which is a remarkable touch that will probably no doubt have any passengers you cram into the fairly spacious back seats drooling into the leather!

Final Thoughts

Audi S6 deals start at £55,000, with the cheaper models being found among the Audi S6 S line. Many will probably say that it was about time a brand in the super saloon sector began to become green-minded, and considering that even Ferrari are now taking emissions into account, such a move from Audi is timely if a little overdue. No longer a rogue, the 2014 Audi S6 is a more sensible drive, which may well cause it to lose a certain demographic, but it still packs a punch with 414bhp, and more than anything we should be praising Audi for stepping back from the aggressive ‘arms race’ that was beginning to develop between super saloon manufacturers. All in all, the Audi S6 is a fine machine, a responsible one – and still a very fast one.

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Will Titterington

Writer at OSV Ltd
Will Titterington is a freelance writer, video editor and all-round content creator based in Manchester, UK.

He believes that words can take on a transformative aspect and wants to help people make better decisions today.

His influences as a writer include Hunter S Thompson and Jack Kerouac, while among his interests outside writing are music, art, foreign films and football.

He’d one day like to own a Tesla, and still holds a candle for the Ford Capri.
Will Titterington
  • 11th December 2014

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