A special feature of our V6 engines is the electrification of the powertrain. The standard mild-hybrid system with a belt alternator starter and 48V battery provides the basis for greater efficiency and ride comfort. The system recovers energy through recuperation, which it then stores and makes available for other purposes. In addition, an electric compressor supports the turbocharger, especially at low engine speeds – such as when pulling away.
The available modes act on different systems of the Audi S6 Sedan² – for example, the steering, the engine characteristics and technologies such as the standard damper control of the S sport suspension, the optional sport differential of the quattro all-wheel drive or the optional dynamic all-wheel steering. The “individual” mode allows you to combine different settings for each system as required.
The Audi S6 Sedan² is equipped as standard with progressive steering, which comes into its own in situations such as driving on winding country roads or when turning off a road, by virtue of its direct steering behaviour. As an option, we offer dynamic all-wheel steering. You can feel the benefits through active steering interventions, a reduced turning circle and increased stability in handling at the absolute limits of performance, for example at high speeds and on slippery surfaces.