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fabiocene
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nowadays, the web is infested by pseudo car experts and improvised testers. These individuals have a limited knowledge of cars and flood the cyberspace with useless reviews filled with stereotypes, hollow phrases and buzzwords. One victim of this pathetic circus is the Audi S6 equipped with the FSI 5.2 V10 engine. This pluri-fractionated, naturally aspirated engine is considered a masterpiece by anyone who knows anything about mechanics. It runs as smooth as silk, has a deep, masculine baritone voice, and pushes like hell above 3500 rpm. Drive it in manual, stay in the right gear, and it will not disappoint you. If driven properly, it is not less exciting than the highly acclaimed B7 Audi RS4. In many of the car reviews one finds online, the S6 is grotesquely compared with the BMW M5 or one of the Mercedes AMGs. Anyone having at least one working neuron in the brain knows that the cars above should be compared with the RS6 and not the S6. A S6s real opponent is the BMW 550i, not the M5. And when you do compare the S6 with the 550, well, there is no story; the S6 pulverizes it. Another myth about the V10 is its reliability. If well maintained, the V10 is rock solid, practically indestructible. Comments of this type usually come from people that buy jalopies, cars that have been raped in any possible way, that perhaps have never seen a gallon of decent gasoline, and have never been subjected to a proper service. This said, and in spite of the false prophets, I have recently purchased a 2009 S6 directly from an Audi dealer. I am in love with it. I had driven the Panamera Turbo and the Maserati Granturismo while looking for a car and, as soon as I tested the S6, I knew immediately where to put my money. This version of the S6 is destined to become a future classic. Such engines will hardly be put again in a sedan.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Cool story bro etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Cheers for clearing that up for us.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

fabiocene wrote:
Nowadays, the web is infested by pseudo car experts and improvised testers. These individuals have a limited knowledge of cars and flood the cyberspace with useless reviews filled with stereotypes, hollow phrases and buzzwords. One victim of this pathetic circus is the Audi S6 equipped with the FSI 5.2 V10 engine. This pluri-fractionated, naturally aspirated engine is considered a masterpiece by anyone who knows anything about mechanics. It runs as smooth as silk, has a deep, masculine baritone voice, and pushes like hell above 3500 rpm. Drive it in manual, stay in the right gear, and it will not disappoint you. If driven properly, it is not less exciting than the highly acclaimed B7 Audi RS4. In many of the car reviews one finds online, the S6 is grotesquely compared with the BMW M5 or one of the Mercedes AMGs. Anyone having at least one working neuron in the brain knows that the cars above should be compared with the RS6 and not the S6. A S6s real opponent is the BMW 550i, not the M5. And when you do compare the S6 with the 550, well, there is no story; the S6 pulverizes it. Another myth about the V10 is its reliability. If well maintained, the V10 is rock solid, practically indestructible. Comments of this type usually come from people that buy jalopies, cars that have been raped in any possible way, that perhaps have never seen a gallon of decent gasoline, and have never been subjected to a proper service. This said, and in spite of the false prophets, I have recently purchased a 2009 S6 directly from an Audi dealer. I am in love with it. I had driven the Panamera Turbo and the Maserati Granturismo while looking for a car and, as soon as I tested the S6, I knew immediately where to put my money. This version of the S6 is destined to become a future classic. Such engines will hardly be put again in a sedan.


Well said! (but i'm slightly biased)  

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Glad you appreciate it - I'm biased too but I genuinely think its a stunning machine. Rare as rocking-horse s**t, exceptionally understated and, mine being the avant, holds everything I need. Except for the amount of sarcasm that rattles around here...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

fabiocene wrote:
Nowadays, the web is infested by pseudo car experts and improvised testers. These individuals have a limited knowledge of cars and flood the cyberspace with useless reviews filled with stereotypes, hollow phrases and buzzwords. One victim of this pathetic circus is the Audi S6 equipped with the FSI 5.2 V10 engine. This pluri-fractionated, naturally aspirated engine is considered a masterpiece by anyone who knows anything about mechanics. It runs as smooth as silk, has a deep, masculine baritone voice, and pushes like hell above 3500 rpm. Drive it in manual, stay in the right gear, and it will not disappoint you. If driven properly, it is not less exciting than the highly acclaimed B7 Audi RS4. In many of the car reviews one finds online, the S6 is grotesquely compared with the BMW M5 or one of the Mercedes AMGs. Anyone having at least one working neuron in the brain knows that the cars above should be compared with the RS6 and not the S6. A S6s real opponent is the BMW 550i, not the M5. And when you do compare the S6 with the 550, well, there is no story; the S6 pulverizes it. Another myth about the V10 is its reliability. If well maintained, the V10 is rock solid, practically indestructible. Comments of this type usually come from people that buy jalopies, cars that have been raped in any possible way, that perhaps have never seen a gallon of decent gasoline, and have never been subjected to a proper service. This said, and in spite of the false prophets, I have recently purchased a 2009 S6 directly from an Audi dealer. I am in love with it. I had driven the Panamera Turbo and the Maserati Granturismo while looking for a car and, as soon as I tested the S6, I knew immediately where to put my money. This version of the S6 is destined to become a future classic. Such engines will hardly be put again in a sedan.

    Well written and well said...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

travs wrote:
Glad you appreciate it - I'm biased too but I genuinely think its a stunning machine. Rare as rocking-horse s**t, exceptionally understated and, mine being the avant, holds everything I need. Except for the amount of sarcasm that rattles around here...





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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Well said Travs and your avant is only a few miles away from mine in Twickers!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I do like the look of these. Do they suffer from the same problem as B7 RS4's?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes I'm afraid they do, they put a smile on the owners face when you turn the key!!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

gizmo wrote:
I do like the look of these. Do they suffer from the same problem as B7 RS4's?


They still carbon up but not as badly as the RS4. You'd probably only need a clean every 50-60k miles in a S6 at the earliest.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Coincidentally, I saw a C6 S6 Avant in Dunstable today... Very elegant and understated, for a big car.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Brilliant cars.. I'd have one tomorrow..  And that's an s4 stage 1+ owner.....
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Trackside Tripod wrote:
Well said Travs and your avant is only a few miles away from mine in Twickers!


I thought it was a brilliant purchase - had not seen one on the roads ever that I could remember. 2 days after bringing mine home I keeping seeing some bu66er driving past in a black '57 plate one; that'#s not you is it?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

fabiocene wrote<- Users are not allowed to post clickable links when they first join:
Nowadays, the web is infested by pseudo car experts and improvised testers. These individuals have a limited knowledge of cars and flood the cyberspace with useless reviews filled with stereotypes, hollow phrases and buzzwords. One victim of this pathetic circus is the Audi S6 equipped with the FSI 5.2 V10 engine. This pluri-fractionated, naturally aspirated engine is considered a masterpiece by anyone who knows anything about mechanics. It runs as smooth as silk, has a deep, masculine baritone voice, and pushes like hell above 3500 rpm. Drive it in manual, stay in the right gear, and it will not disappoint you. If driven properly, it is not less exciting than the highly acclaimed B7 Audi RS4. In many of the car reviews one finds online, the S6 is grotesquely compared with the BMW M5 or one of the Mercedes AMGs. Anyone having at least one working neuron in the brain knows that the cars above should be compared with the RS6 and not the S6. A S6s real opponent is the BMW 550i, not the M5. And when you do compare the S6 with the 550, well, there is no story; the S6 pulverizes it. Another myth about the V10 is its reliability. If well maintained, the V10 is rock solid, practically indestructible. Comments of this type usually come from people that buy jalopies, cars that have been raped in any possible way, that perhaps have never seen a gallon of decent gasoline, and have never been subjected to a proper service. This said, and in spite of the false prophets, I have recently purchased a 2009 S6 directly from an Audi dealer. I am in love with it. I had driven the Panamera Turbo and the Maserati Granturismo while looking for a car and, as soon as I tested the S6, I knew immediately where to put my money. This version of the S6 is destined to become a future classic. Such engines will hardly be put again in a sedan.


Wow, great writeup! I'm new to the forum and this was the first post about the C6 S6 that I've see here. I bought one earlier this week with 121k miles from a guy who took meticulous care of it, but I've been nervous seeing a lot of the negative material online about it. Seeing this post was a great reassurance for me. Thank you so much!

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