TDI for Europe, TFSI for the rest of the world.
Europeans love diesel engines. Their sales here are very high and Volkswagen is currently breaking records. Such units are very efficient and at the same time offer much lower fuel consumption on the road.
The same is now happening in Audi, which is slowly giving up petrol engines in favour of electric, hybrid and diesel engines. The best examples are the latest generations of sports models – Audi S6 Sedan, Audi S6 Avant and Audi S7.
They will be equipped with a diesel engine from the Audi SQ5. It is a 3.0 TDI equipped with a 48V hybrid system. The soft hybrid used here is even more effective in reducing fuel consumption and improving performance. The entire drive train generates 350 hp and 700 Nm.
In terms of performance, the Audi S6 Sedan accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5 seconds, while the Avant and Audi S7 need 0.1 seconds more. The maximum speed on all models is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).
Petrol for the rest of the world
Outside Europe, the S6 and S7 will be powered by a completely different engine. Instead of squeaking diesel, customers will receive a petrol 2.9-litre V6, which is the engine of the well-known Audi RS4 Avant, Audi RS5 Coupe and Audi RS5 Sportback. On both new models, it will generate 450 hp and 600 Nm, and the drive will be transmitted to all wheels.
As far as performance is concerned, it has not yet been officially disclosed, but due to its higher weight, it is expected that it will be slightly worse compared to smaller models.
Below you will find galleries of all three models.