• Sep 7, 2006


Audi has announced that the 2007 S6 sedan will start at $72,000 in the U.S., while the 2007 S8 (Euro-spec model shown) will begin at $92,000. Don't forget the $700 destination charge that's not included in the price, as well as the $1,300 gas-guzzler tax for the S6 and $1,700 for the S8. Still, for now these two vehicles stand as the least expensive way to mash the throttle of the Lamborghini Gallardo's V10, which has been detuned to 435 hp in the S6 and 450 hp in the S8. With that kind of motivation, the S6 can charge to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds and the larger S8 can reach the same mark in a more impressive 4.9 seconds. Neither are quite as fast as the Gallardo, which can reach 60 mph in a hair under four seconds, but can the raging baby bull carry four people in comfort? We think not.

[Source: Audi]


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      dan
      • 8 Years Ago
      put the s8 next to the challenger and the firepower and the tesla in my dream garage....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Could the S6 be a bargain? Depends on what you compare it to. The 420-horsepower, V8-powered RS4 is "only" $6,000 less, at $66,000. The E55 costs substantially more, at $84,600 plus GGT and dest. But then the E55 this year has an engine that makes over 500 horsepower. Sounds like Audi needs to retune that V10. Or will that be for an RS6?

      I probably won't enter either the A8 or the S8 into my database because interest is low. The 2007 A6 and S6 will be in there soon after I find a full price and features list.

      http://www.truedelta.com/models/A6.php
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it is the other way around. The S8 looks like a better value IMO. It is way faster than any 200 inch sedan under 100k. The S550 costs the same amount with options but is 1 seconds slower. The S8 rips to 60 in only 4.7 seconds and covers the 1/4 mile in 13.1@109 mph. The S6 should posts almost identical times. This would put the new S6 maybe several tenths at the most slower than the old RS6.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I thought i heard that the V10 wasnt "detuned," but rather the FSI and other differences in the Audis somehow equates to a lower HP number.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wasn't the limitation the exhaust system of the S6?
      Both have dual throttles and air filters, but the S6's are bent to fit.
      444hp in the S8 isn't too much, neither is 414 in the S6, but the engines are even firing, not so with the M5.

      I hope for 92 large the S8 has the ceramic brake rotors standard.

      The RS4 was supposed to have 265/35 18, but only got 255. The S6/S8 only have 265s, the S6 could use 275, and the S8 285s. Why are the Audis' so undertired lately? when you can now get 245's on the TT.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Audi needs to come out with a Euro delivery program. How else can you convince the wife that you need a high-powered sports sedan than a free trip to europe?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow.. Oh and beautiful car... It is a not machine and dream! And disks to what beautiful. Audi always on a height!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have studied the grill and think a neat little script would be appropriate there--SHREDDER.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Lambo V10 powered B6 platform(A6)? yummy.....
      • 8 Years Ago
      The S6 is a bargain, the S8 is a little pricy. At a 92K starting price there are other cars you can buy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Another Audi commercial.