About Audi S6
As the sportiest and high-performance variant of the mid-size Audi A6, Audi S6 has been built by the high-performance subsidiary company Audi Sport GmbH, for the German automobile manufacturer Audi AG part of the Volkswagen Group since 1994 as a mid-size executive sports car. Originally introduced as a high-performance version of A6 in S model lineup, S6 slots above the S3 and S4 sedans and below the S7 and S8. Competing against the Cadillac ATS-V, BMW M500 and Mercedes-Benz AMG E43, S6 now is in its fourth generation.
The third-generation Audi S6 (Typ 4F) was produced from June 2006 to 2011 based on the Volkswagen Group C6 platform. It made its debut at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in January and it went on sale in late 2008 for the 2009 model year. It was offered in two body styles, 4-door saloon/sedan and 5-door Avant (estate/wagon). During this generation, Audi S6 was powered by a Lamborghini-sourced 5.3 L V10 rated at 425 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque and this engine sent power through a 6-speed automatic transmission to Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Current S6 (Typ 4G) is built based on the Volkswagen Group C7 and debut for the 2013 model year. Now, S6 gets power from a twin-turbocharged 4.0 L V8 cranking out 420 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. And power is sent through a 7-speed automated dual-clutch manual transmission to four wheels.
Audi S6 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering an enticing mix of people-friendly room, blistering speed, all-weather traction and brand-name cachet, Audi S6 could always be a perfect choice for mid-size luxury car. However, wise S6 drivers need to know these common problems are also unavoidable as time passes by:
First, illuminated Check Engine Light is what Audi S6 drivers meet most during their driving and troubles them a lot as they may realize the engine has something wrong, but they do not know how to diagnose and solve. To help more S6 drivers without enough knowledge about working principle of automobiles, here are some recognizable and simple symptoms of engine failure. At first, the engine will give out some squealing, rattling or whining noises; if you ignore them, you will find engine run roughly, misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues including hard starting or inability to start; finally, the vehicle performance will reduce so that it loses power when accelerating and has poor gas mileage. And all these symptoms mainly resulted from the S6 spark plug, oxygen sensor, fuel pump, oil filter, air filter, engine control module and valve cover gasket.
Second, according to the car repair statistics site repairpal.com, abnormal noises from suspension is also a common and terrible problem on Audi S6. In fact, most S6 drivers only know suspension failure could bring uncomfortable and unsteady ride, they do not realize that it could be serious enough to get occupants into dangers during driving. For a safer ride, these typical symptoms of suspension failure and solutions would be helpful. Apart from the noises, you will also feel intense car vibration, find uneven and excessive tires as well as tilting vehicle. Finally, you may feel hard to control the vehicle due to unintentional steering and loose steering wheel. Under such circumstance, you need to know the S6 wheel bearing, shock absorber, sway bar bushing, control arm bushing, sway bar link and coil springs are often the culprits.
For perfect ride on your Audi S6, you need to make sure every part on it in right order. However, some parts just could not last as long as the vehicle could, that is why you should put the S6 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna, and cabin air filter on your routine maintenance list as they not only play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment, they are also exposed to harsh working conditions consistently.
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