Audi South Africa has released local pricing for its latest A6 sedan (nearly two years after its global reveal), while also revealing the starting price of the 331 kW S6 saloon.
According to the Ingolstadt-based firm’s local website, the A6 will be offered in 40 TDI guise, priced from R885 000 (we suspect a 40 TFSI derivative is also on the cards, as is an all-paw 183 kW V6 diesel, though pricing has not yet been released). This variant’s 2,0-litre turbodiesel engine offers 140 kW and 400 N.m, which Audi claims is enough for a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 8,4 seconds (and a 237 km/h top speed).
The A6 40 TDI will ship standard on 18-inch alloys, although items measuring up to 21 inches in diameter will be optionally available. Other interesting options for this model include a panoramic glass sunroof (R21 000), a night vision assistant (R37 800) and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system (R15 200).
And the S6 sedan? Well, the performance variant will start at R1 349 500, with its twin-turbo 2,9-litre V6 petrol engine (rather than the oil-burning V6 offered in Europe) delivering 331 kW and 600 N.m to all four corners. The result, claims Audi, is a blast from zero to three figures in 4,5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.
The S6 will come standard with 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels, but the firm will also offer 21-inch versions in a choice of two styles (one priced at R16 000 and the second at R21 400). HD Matrix LED headlamps (with dynamic turn signals) will ship standard, along with a panoramic glass sunroof, the aforementioned B&O sound system, leather-trimmed (and electrically adjustable as well as heated) front sports seats and four-zone climate control.
Optional extras for the S6 will include dynamic all-wheel steering (R27 400), adaptive air suspension (R15 700) and a sports differential (R27 400).
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