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Car reviews - Audi - A6 - S6 sedan

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3 Aug 2001

THOUGH it shares a number of styling cues with the Audi A6 4.2 quattro upon which it's based, the S6 has its own distinguishing characteristics such as unique wheels and grille. Flared wheel arches draw the eye to those 17-inch six-spoke wheels and low-profile Z-rated tyres, while the S-specific grille is finished in granite grey with vertical ribs and a chrome surround. Polished aluminium is used on the external mirrors and stainless steel on the pair of exhaust tailpipes. The body is 10mm lower than the A6 4.2 quattro. Aluminium is used on the hood and front side panel to save weight. Discreet S6 badging can be found on the grille and bootlid aluminium doorsill trims are also used.

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Side members were extended 80mm on the Audi A6 4.2 quattro - and now the S6 - to accommodate the V8 engine, transmission and special exhaust system. The car's overall length also went up by 37mm

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