A special feature of our V6 engines is the powertrain electrification. The standard mild hybrid system has a belt-starter generator and a 48-volt battery and forms the foundation for improved efficiency and comfort. Thanks to the increased energy recovery, the system recovers, stores and releases energy for other purposes. For example, the start-stop operation therefore can be used up to a speed of 22 km/h (13.6 mph). If you release the throttle at a speed of 55 to 160 km/h (35 to 100 mph), the engine can be switched off and switch to the 'freewheel' mode to reduce consumption. In addition, an electrically powered supercharger supports the turbocharger, especially in the lower speed range, e.g. when starting from a standstill.
Actively influence your driving experience with the standard Audi Drive Select. The available modes affect different systems of the Audi S6 Saloon¹, such as the steering, engine characteristics and optional technologies like the shock absorber control of the S sports chassis, the sport differential of the quattro all-wheel drive or the dynamic four-wheel steering. The "individual" mode allows different settings of the respective systems to be combined.
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The standard Audi S6 Saloon¹ is equipped with progressive steering, which proves its worth, for example, on winding country roads or with its direct steering behaviour when turning. Optionally, we offer the dynamic four-wheel steering system, which further enhances comfort when driving. You can feel the advantage of, for example, active steering intervention, a reduced turning circle and increased stability in the hazardous range of vehicle dynamics, for example at high speeds and on slippery surfaces.