Two more V8 cars bite the dust. Audi has announced the new 2020 Audi S6 and Audi S7 have abandoned the 450 horsepower V8 in the previous generation of those cars in favor of a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 linked to a mild-hybrid system.
The good news is that the V6 is the same engine that’s found in the RS5 (and some Porsches), now with an electric supercharger powered by the motor-generator 48-volt mild hybrid system. In both the new S6 and S7, it will at least keep up with the old V8's 450 horsepower. It also boosts torque output up to 443 lb-ft.
While specifics for the U.S. models haven’t been officially announced yet, the global press release mentions that both cars get options like dynamic all-wheel steering, ceramic brakes, sport suspension with damping control, and naturally the Quattro all-wheel drive system.
The cars go on sale in Europe this summer, with the S6 starting at EUR 76,500, or roughly $86,100 at current exchange rates, and the S7 starting at EUR 82,750, or roughly $93,100. (U.S. pricing details and release date are yet to be announced.)