According to the Ingolstadt-based firm’s local website, the A6 will be offered in 40 TDI guise, priced from R885 000 (we suspect a 40 TFSI derivative is also on the cards, as is an all-paw 183 kW V6 diesel, though pricing has not yet been released). This variant’s 2,0-litre turbodiesel engine offers 140 kW and 400 N.m, which Audi claims is enough for a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 8,4 seconds (and a 237 km/h top speed).
The A6 40 TDI will ship standard on 18-inch alloys, although items measuring up to 21 inches in diameter will be optionally available. Other interesting options for this model include a panoramic glass sunroof (R21 000), a night vision assistant (R37 800) and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system (R15 200).
And the S6 sedan? Well, the performance variant will start at R1 349 500, with its twin-turbo 2,9-litre V6 petrol engine (rather than the oil-burning V6 offered in Europe) delivering 331 kW and 600 N.m to all four corners. The result, claims Audi, is a blast from zero to three figures in 4,5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.
The S6 will come standard with 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels, but the firm will also offer 21-inch versions in a choice of two styles (one priced at R16 000 and the second at R21 400). HD Matrix LED headlamps (with dynamic turn signals) will ship standard, along with a panoramic glass sunroof, the aforementioned B&O sound system, leather-trimmed (and electrically adjustable as well as heated) front sports seats and four-zone climate control.
Optional extras for the S6 will include dynamic all-wheel steering (R27 400), adaptive air suspension (R15 700) and a sports differential (R27 400).