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    I am looking at moving from my beloved 2016 S4 6mt to a 2018 S6. I will miss the manual but I need more room. I drove a SQ5 and liked it more than I thought I would but the engine just doesn't have the character of our supercharged motor. I will miss the whine!

    The S6 is going away and will eventually be replaced with a supercharged 6. I like the V8 in the current S6 plus the discounts are pretty good. It also has the dual-clutch gearbox that while not a manual, isn't too bad. The question is - is this a bad decision? Anybody else made a move to an S6 or S7? Thoughts?

    If I make the move, I will probable trade my car but if anyone is interested, let me know.
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    Did you look at S5 sportback?
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    Iíd go s7. But hey. To each their own. Either way nice 👍

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    If something happens to my S4, I'm def. getting a S6 ( and swap for RS7 turbos + some bracing mod)
    S4 B8.5 no track, just enjoying spirited driving.

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    You can easily tune your S6 for an additional 125hp or so with a basic tune. Search up Audi S6 4.0 tuning...lots left on the table. The only weak link is the transmission. With a basic tune you should be fine....you'll note the Audi RS7 lineup uses a different transmission which supports more tq.

    The S6 with a tune and exhaust is what i'm leaning towards as well...after doing some research.
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    Senior Member Four Rings JD S4's Avatar
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    Looking at an S6

    I left the B8 S4 chassis and went to a B9 SQ5. I also drove 14-15 RS7s but ultimately wanted room for 2 kids and the dog - so skipped the RS. I love the SQ. The 18 is a great upgrade from the B8, especially in tech.

    The S6 was ďtoo similarĒ for me where it didnít feel like a big enough change to make the change. I love them - but donít regret my choice


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    Going back and forth between an S6 and a RS3, I like the tunability options for both, I like the premium "feel" and features of the s6 as well as the space but love the raw power and sound of the rs3. Like someone else said the s6 feels too similar to my s4 which is what's pushing me towards the rs3. Still not sure but I have a few months to decide. Good luck either way maybe I'll see you on the s6 side.

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    In the 4.0T group on Facebook Iíve read multiple times that a dual pulley S4 is as fast (or slightly faster) than a stage 2 S6/7. They say it takes a stage 3 (RS7 turbo swap) S6/7 to pull on us.

    Iíve commented on posts a few times in there because I had interest in the 4.0T platform in the S6/7 and the added luxuries. But after reading further into it and hearing first hand from former S4 owners in that group. They all said the same thing by and large - keep the S4. Itís faster for cheaper and dollar for dollar tends to be cheaper.

    All that being said, the supercharged V6 platform has proven to be reliable at higher power levels whereas the 4.0T requires more maintenance than our cars when really modded out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indepth View Post
    In the 4.0T group on Facebook Iíve read multiple times that a dual pulley S4 is as fast (or slightly faster) than a stage 2 S6/7. They say it takes a stage 3 (RS7 turbo swap) S6/7 to pull on us.

    Iíve commented on posts a few times in there because I had interest in the 4.0T platform in the S6/7 and the added luxuries. But after reading further into it and hearing first hand from former S4 owners in that group. They all said the same thing by and large - keep the S4. Itís faster for cheaper and dollar for dollar tends to be cheaper.

    All that being said, the supercharged V6 platform has proven to be reliable at higher power levels whereas the 4.0T requires more maintenance than our cars when really modded out.
    from a redlight, maybe, but I'm sure from a 50kmh pull or highway (100kmh) the S6 stg 2 with its extra torque will pull away from us DP. I've been suprised myself, my ego got slightly hurt as I always thought I was a true sleeper, than this freakin heavy S7 comes behind me and pull me :( loll!
    S4 B8.5 no track, just enjoying spirited driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waxxonMTL View Post
    from a redlight, maybe, but I'm sure from a 50kmh pull or highway (100kmh) the S6 stg 2 with its extra torque will pull away from us DP. I've been suprised myself, my ego got slightly hurt as I always thought I was a true sleeper, than this freakin heavy S7 comes behind me and pull me :( loll!
    Could be true. Power to weight ratios also affect cars performance vs one another as well, and Iím sure the S6/7ís weigh more.

    However, the S4 is a daily for me. While I enjoy a fun daily thatís quick, itíll never be to the level of a serious sports car. So I have to stop myself and ask whether or not the additional modification costs to obtain additional power on the 4.0T platform is worth it. This, coupled with the increased likelihood of component failures using a turbocharged application (clogged oil pick ups, oil return lines, turbocharger failures, etc.) all end up with me saying the S4 with a dual pulley setup is the answer for me.

    For others with only one car, I wouldnít blame them for opting for the S6/7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indepth View Post
    Could be true. Power to weight ratios also affect cars performance vs one another as well, and Iím sure the S6/7ís weigh more.

    However, the S4 is a daily for me. While I enjoy a fun daily thatís quick, itíll never be to the level of a serious sports car. So I have to stop myself and ask whether or not the additional modification costs to obtain additional power on the 4.0T platform is worth it. This, coupled with the increased likelihood of component failures using a turbocharged application (clogged oil pick ups, oil return lines, turbocharger failures, etc.) all end up with me saying the S4 with a dual pulley setup is the answer for me.

    For others with only one car, I wouldnít blame them for opting for the S6/7.
    Agree with you, which is why I'm looking at an exotic in the next 2 years. The S4 DP will become the ''beater'' lol But if something were to happens to her, I would seriously consider the S6. I can't consider the RS3, its a step down in luxury and I got used to the 4 series, I wouldn't want to go lower now.
    S4 B8.5 no track, just enjoying spirited driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waxxonMTL View Post
    Agree with you, which is why I'm looking at an exotic in the next 2 years. The S4 DP will become the ''beater'' lol But if something were to happens to her, I would seriously consider the S6. I can't consider the RS3, its a step down in luxury and I got used to the 4 series, I wouldn't want to go lower now.
    Iím in the same boat. If anything ever happened to my S4 Iíd have a serious dilemma deciding to grab a 2016 S4 or a S6. But as far as trading my S4 in of my own choice for an S6? Not worth it currently.
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    no S7 love? you can get 2014's in the low 30's now
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    Quote Originally Posted by 03redgti View Post
    no S7 love? you can get 2014's in the low 30's now
    Not everyone like the hatchback look :)
    S4 B8.5 no track, just enjoying spirited driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waxxonMTL View Post
    Not everyone like the hatchback look :)
    yeah true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 03redgti View Post
    yeah true.
    I do. Much love ❤️

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    Theres a guy local who has an s6 and spent acouple grand on rs7 turbos he got used overseas and he runs mid 10s in the upper 120s all day. Never had a single issue with the transmission. He broken a few axles like the rs7 guys do but its a cheap and easy fix. Its a larger driving car. I had a 16 a6 sportine and didnt like how big it drove but if you like having a cruiser its a great car. An s8 would be great too

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    The S6 platform can get costly to own if you get a troublesome car. I strongly suggest, if you go that route, getting it fully checked out keeping an eye on the launch count as well as getting a warranty. Between expensive fixes it is such a blast to drive particularly if you change up the exhaust with either an aftermarket one or chop up the factory one and add an xpipe. Stay away from the 2013 model S6 unless it has documentation showing the oil strainer has been changed.
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    To me the ideal car to have would be an RS6 non-avant unicorn so I tend to want to move toward the S6 also. I would like the little extra room, I prefer the aesthetics and luxury features it offers, and a V8 is almost always more interesting lol
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    The $15k incentives have me looking at trading my 16 S4 on an 18 S6. I usually go used, but $63k for a $80k car is almost too good to pass up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by benk777 View Post
    The $15k incentives have me looking at trading my 16 S4 on an 18 S6. I usually go used, but $63k for a $80k car is almost too good to pass up.


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    Well that was dangerous for me to read... Do tell more on these $15K worth of incentives...
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    Dangerous indeed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by benk777 View Post


    Dangerous indeed.
    That's awesome! I don't believe this promotion is available in Canada, so you Americans are in luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benk777 View Post

    Dangerous indeed.


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    And in this case $15,000!! IF there's one in stock!

    I love the discussion of this thread! It is interesting seeing the opinions on the dynamics of the S4 and neighboring vehicles! I enjoy the size and power:weight ratio that the S4 has COMBINED with the luxury when taking it easy. I'm sure S6/RS6 platform is great and the S8 could be called a sport tank - all in a positive way! Audi's 3 series are the pocket rockets that definitely are a blast to drive but hurts when you'd like to haul a few things.

    Here's an idea, Avant?
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    Iíd love an RS4 Avant, but I guess Iíll have to settle for the S6 I secured today. Now to get my S4 back to stock and wait for the cross country transfer.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by benk777 View Post
    Iíd love an RS4 Avant, but I guess Iíll have to settle for the S6 I secured today. Now to get my S4 back to stock and wait for the cross country transfer.

    Thanks,

    Ben


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    You dog, throw that deal in front of my face and then snag an S6 to further tempt me. This is torture. I keep looking at S6ís but the fact that everyone in the 4.0T Facebook group says that a dual pulley S4 is as fast as a stage 2 4.0T car has me saying I need to wait until my S4 gives me serious trouble before Iím forced to move to the more luxurious S6 camp.

    ... And with the S4ís reliability Iím not sure thatís in the near future, even with the 95K miles I have on it now...
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