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Audi S6, Audi S7: Coming with diesel engines too?

Audi S6, Audi S7

Latest rumor has it that Audi will bring the Audi S6 and Audi S7 with a diesel option. We remain skeptical.

We have now learned that Audi aims to woo buyers into making the switch with two ultra-strong versions of the Audi A6 and A7. They will feature a highly tuned version of Audi’s 3.0-liter diesel V-6 that should top 300 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The cars most likely will be sold under the S6 and S7 monikers—a big change for Audi, as these will be the company’s first diesel-powered, S-badged models. They’ll also mark the first time that Audi will give customers shopping for an S car a choice of engines for the same model. The gasoline alternative to the diesels will be a turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8, which we’ve discussed in greater depth here. We very much look forward to trying the new hot diesels in Europe, but sadly, they won’t be sold here in the U.S.