Audi Sport’s new S6 and S7 models get diesel hybrid power (in Europe)

April 11, 2019

They may look like the regular models. Yet the performance-oriented Audi S6 Sedan and Avant (wagon) and S7 Sportback tuned by Audi Sport are just the way most customers want them—understated. This being an Audi, a Sport at that, the real news lies under the hood.

Yes, the new additions to the Audi Sport lineup pack a whole lot of power and efficiency. In Europe for instance, the S6 Sedan and Avant and S7 Sportback get the 3.0-liter V6 TDI diesel motor with an electric compressor and a 48-volt mild hybrid system. This is the same setup found in the SQ5 SUV introduced recently. In this application, it makes 349hp and a whopping 700Nm of torque.

These output figures allow the S6 Sedan to hit 100kph from a standstill in 5 seconds. The slightly heavier S6 Avant and S7 Sportback do the same run in 5.1 ticks. And yes, top speeds are limited to 250kph.

That engine is for the lucky European market. Other markets get the RS4;s 2.9-liter TFSI V6 that puts out a still rousing 450hp and 600Nm of torque. Audi, however, does not reveal any details about this engine’s performance—not even acceleration times.

The Audi S6 Sedan and Avant and S7 Sportback are now available to order.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.