FINALLY! 2020 AUDI S6 AVANT – Very controversial engine choice – WISE or INSANE? The V6T Diesel!
And so after the popular video of the new S7 Sportback, we move on to the also so very beautiful S6 Avant that also had its launch at the same time. And yes, also here the European market will get this Diesel engine while the North America, Asia and Middle East will get the V6BiT from the RS4/5.
And as I said in the S7 photos posted earlier, the Audi engineers were on location at the launch and I asked them the following:
Me: WHY diesel??
Audi: our European customers demanded a fast and powerful car with low fuel consumption. Our previous versions of the A6/7 BiTdi and the SQ5, SQ7 proved that our strategy works and for example the SQ7 had a market share in its class of 25%. This is what the buyers want. Later we will also maybe offer the TFSI versions also in Europe. In the North America, Asia and Middle East the petrol prices are much lower and that’s why we made the TFSI there.
Me: why not the SQ7 V8 TDI engine instead?
Audi: we tested and tried and the cars acted very nose heavy and ubdersteered. We wanted an agile car that handles well and the V6 TDI was just a better option.
Me: why the fake exhaust??? Seriously?
Audi: well at least we did a better job here than on the SQ5 didn’t we?
It’s just a matter of the ad-blue tank and so many other components behind the rear axle that need to be there, that the new laws require, there was no room for the exhaust to go behind the bumper. The TFSI versions will have proper exhaust pipes though.
Car: 2020 Audi S6 Avant TDI quattro (349hp/700Nm, 3.0 V6 Turbo Diesel + electric compressor + a 48volt mild hybrid system)
Color: Tango red metallic
Performance 0-100kmh/62mph: 4,82 (tested), 5.0sec (official)
Location: Rudesheim am Rhein. Germany
Camera & lens: Canon Eos 5D Mark IV / 24-70mm
Thanks to: Audi Germany
Music: ”Epic Motivation” by StudioKolomna https://audiojungle.net/item/the-epic/21379153
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