2020 Audi S6 Ditches All Camouflage, Shows Off Its Quad Exhaust

Audi unveiled the all-new A6 back in February and it will soon be joined by a new S6 as spy photographers have caught the model undisguised.

Looking slightly sporty than the standard sedan, the S6 features an S line exterior with unique bumpers and side skirts. The car has also been equipped with honeycomb mesh inserts and a sport-tuned suspension that likely reduces the ride height by a few millimeters.

While the front of the car closely resembles the A6, there’s no mistaking it from the rear as the S6 has a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system. The model also features a unique lower bumper.

Rounding out the styling changes are a set of attractive alloy wheels which cover an upgraded braking system with silver calipers. The production model should also have faux-aluminum mirror caps and the obligatory S6 badging.

The minor styling changes will likely continue in the cabin as we can expect a sport steering wheel, revised trim and alloy pedals. There should also be new upholstery combinations as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch infotainment system and a lower 8.6-inch display.

There has been a lot of speculation about what will power the all-new S6 and early reports claimed the car would have a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case as the most likely candidate is the twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 that resides in the RS5 Coupe and Porsche Panamera 4S. The engine produces 444 hp (331 kW / 450 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque in the coupe and it’s believed the S6 will have roughly the same output.

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  • Elmediterraneo

    If the Porsche Panamera GTS got the 460 PS V8, then the Audi S6, S7 and SQ8 will have that spec too.

  • Blade t

    Looks a little plain, but I wouldn’t kick it out of my garage..

  • Zandit75

    Keep going Audi, next step is an RS6 sedan, followed by an RS4 sedan.

    • Belthronding

      rs6 sedan ,YAY!
      But i am not really sure about rs4 sedan, a4 sedan looks a bit boring and even rs trim wouldn’t be able to change it sharply.

    • Mr. Viscous

      Am i missing something here?
      Aren’t the RS4 and RS6 supposed to be station wagons only?

      • Zandit75

        But why??

    • Daniela Wolf

      therefore we got an RS7 Sportback.^^

      • Zandit75

        Something we didn’t ask for!!

        • Daniela Wolf


  • SteersUright

    Audi has this incredible skill of changing relatively nothing and yet appearing so modern and fresh.

  • James Stigwood

    The S6 S7 and SQ8 will all feature the 4.0 TDi from the SQ7.

    • Daniela Wolf

      in europe maybe but not in china or in the USA.

  • StrangerGP

    No more fake exhausts in the S6? Yay!


    I hope the exhaust remains rounded

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