Details of the new 2020 Audi S6, S6 Avant and S7 Sportback have been revealed this week ahead of an Australian release early next year.
The spiffy looking S models exhibit Audi’s new design language with a dynamically styled front end, wide sills and a wide rear diffuser with four tailpipe trims. S trim elements are finished in dark chrome and aluminium on the radiator grille lamellas, the front blade, side inlets, exterior mirrors and the rear diffuser.
The S6 is differentiated with a horizontal splitter finished with an aluminium look, two air inlets, two winglets at the air ducts and an integrated spoiler whilst the S7 sports a wide, low Singleframe grille, a corpus in dark chrome matt, enlarged air inlets with titanium black honeycomb-structure inserts, aluminium exterior mirror housings and angular trim strips on the side sills.
Internally a black colour scheme is featured with colour-contrasting stitching. Sport seats with embossed S logo covered in Alcantara and leather or Valcona leather await inside with brushed aluminium inlays.
S sport seats with integrated head restraints, embossed S logo and rhombus pattern or multi-adjustable customized contour seats with ventilation and massage as well as a variety of leather packages and a steering wheel with flat-bottomed rim are all available for customizing the interior further.
The 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit, four-zone automatic air conditioning, illuminated aluminium sill trims with S logo and stainless steel footrest and pedal caps are all found within.
Every S model features the quattro permanent all-wheel drive as standard with a 40:60 torque split between the front and rear axles under normal driving conditions. If needed up to 70 per cent of torque can be sent to the front wheels or 85 per cent to the rear wheels.
S models also get progressive steering, electro-mechanical servo assistance and improved transverse dynamics. The S sport suspension also comes with damping control and adaptive air suspension with lift, auto and dynamic settings.
Six-piston brakes are used on the new S models made from aluminium and available in black as standard or red as an option with S logos. Front discs measure in at 400 millimetres whilst the rear discs measure 350 millimetres. There is also the option of a six-piston ceramic brake system available.
Also standard on the new S range are 20-inch wheels wearing 255/40 tyres with 21-inch versions and performance tyres available.
In Europe, the new S models will be available with diesel power, however, Australia will only be getting TFSI petrol engines. Audi has stated the 2.9-litre V6 petrol unit will develop 600Nm and be equipped with a 48V mild-hybrid system and electric-powered compressor for more performance and efficiency.
The 48-volt MHEV system comprises a belt alternator starter and a 10Ah lithium‑ion battery, it allows for start/stop operation from 22 km/h along with the ability to coast for up to 40 seconds with the combustion engine deactivated.
Australian specifications and pricing will be confirmed closer to the S6 and S7 launch early next year. Stay tuned!
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