We tire quickly of most midsize sedans that inhabit our long-term fleet, too often relegating them to airport duty and grocery runs once the patina of newness wears thin. Blame, too, the variety our fleet offers, the beguiling lure of sports cars or the sturdy functionalism of sport-utes stealing whatever attention a sedan might otherwise muster.
Not so with the Audi S6, a rock star among four-doors.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that a 435-hp, direct-injected V10 monster propels those four doors down the road, the car reaching 60 mph from a standstill in 5.4 seconds while Audi’s quattro all-wheel-drive system provides confidence from below. We cannot dismiss, however, how much else about the car kept us coming back–its spaciousness, for one thing.
“Spent more than a week in the car, and there is very little I’d want to change,” said one editor. “Amazing how much the trunk holds, and being able to fold down the rear seats opens up more usable space, making this car not only a screamer but quite practical as well.”