The 2020 Audi S6 has been updated, with the biggest change being its mild hybrid technology. Now, Audi has announced the performance-oriented midsize sedan will start at $74,895, making it $2,020 more expensive than the previous iteration.
The Audi S6 undercuts the 2020 BMW M550i, which starts at $77,645. But that car features 523 hp instead of the Audi’s 444 hp. The S6 packs a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine and an electric compressor powered by a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The new setup increases torque to 443 lb-ft, and is intended to prevent turbo lag. Power is routed to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
For the price, the S6 offers a host of standard features, including a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster, dual infotainment screen setup with navigation, and 20-inch wheels with summer performance tires. A black exterior kit is available, as is a sport suspension with adaptive dampers and an S sport package that brings dynamic all-wheel steering, a sport exhaust, and red brake calipers.
Buyers who don’t need such potent performance may consider the A6, which starts as low as $55,095 with the four-cylinder engine that makes 248 hp and 273 lb-ft. The mild hybrid V-6 version bumps up power to 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.