Audi S6

Audi S6

About Audi S6

Perhaps one of Audi’s most underappreciated sedans, the 2017 Audi A6 is really one of the better choices in the 4-door luxury-performance arena. Although the diesel model is dropped this year, Audi’s turbocharged 4- and supercharged 6-cylinder gasoline engines deliver impressive performance and decent fuel economy. The midsize Audi A6 offers a more comfortable rear seat than the smaller A4 without the ponderous size, weight and price of the larger A8. The BMW 5 Series and Cadillac CTS may best the A6 in the turns, but when it comes to combining a comfortable ride, dynamic handling and a luxurious interior, the A6 is more opulent than a Lexus GS, handles better than a Lincoln MKZ and is more upscale than a Hyundai Genesis.

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2017 Audi S6
What's new for 2017?
2017 Audi S6

For 2017, Audi’s A6 luxury-performance series loses its diesel-engine option, but gains a new trim: the 3.0T Competition. Outfitted with a 340-horsepower supercharged V6 and a quattro sport differential, this new trim splits the difference between the luxurious 3.0 and the performance-oriented S6.

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 7.7
  • MPG 18|27
2016 Audi S6
What's new for 2016?
2016 Audi S6

A redesigned exterior boasts strong lines while the front and rear ends look more aggressive, yet refined. The interior has also been refreshed, and it still radiates comfort and refinement. There are still four engines to choose from, and all but the turbodiesel option receive a boost in power.

2015 Audi S6
What's new for 2015?
2015 Audi S6

The 2015 Audi A6 Prestige models get a head-up display and full LED headlights as standard equipment. Audi A6 3.0T and TDI diesel models get advanced blind-spot monitoring and Audi's "Pre Sense" collision-alert system as standard. A new Warm Weather package adds 4-zone climate control, and side and rear window shades.

2014 Audi S6
What's new for 2014?
2014 Audi S6

Horsepower on the 2.0T increases to 220, and a new TDI clean-diesel engine is added to the lineup. The A6 2.0T gains standard heated front seats, while the Prestige trim gains Audi Side Assist blind-spot monitoring. A number of new exterior trim and wheel upgrade packages are also offered.

2013 Audi S6
What's new for 2013?
2013 Audi S6

All-new last year, the Audi A6 is little changed for 2013. Quattro all-wheel drive (AWD) is now available with the base 2.0 turbo engine, an economizing stop/start feature is added to the 3.0 supercharged engine and top- and corner-view cameras are available for the parking-assist system.

2011 Audi S6
What's new for 2011?
2011 Audi S6

There are no major changes for 2011 as the A6/S6 lineup awaits a 2012 redesign.

2010 Audi S6
What's new for 2010?
2010 Audi S6

No major changes for 2010.

2009 Audi S6
What's new for 2009?
2009 Audi S6

The 2009 Audi S6 receives some minor cosmetic upgrades to its front fascia and rear end, as well as updated wheels. New standard equipment includes a DVD-based navigation unit and rear park assist.

2008 Audi S6
What's new for 2008?
2008 Audi S6

Audi's lane-assist warning system joins the options list, as do chrome wheels.

2007 Audi S6
What's new for 2007?
2007 Audi S6

The newest S6 is based on the current-generation A6 that was introduced for the 2005 model year. Compared with its predecessor - last available for the 2003 model year and in wagon form only - the latest S6 boasts an advantage of 95 horsepower thanks to an engine upgrade from a V8 to V10.

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Consumer Reviews

After 6 months loving this car more each day.

By on Thursday, February 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Phenomenal technology and performance!"

Cons: "Not cheap!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Comfortable ride, great performance and handling. Very intuitive technology controls, classy interior. With Extreme Winter rated tires snow performance is amazing."

15 people out of 24 found this review helpful

Great full size luxury performance sedan

By on Friday, March 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great ride, build quality, design and power train"

Cons: "overall, can't find any cons"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Own the car for 18 months now. Took a while to get used to the size - large vehicle. But, now I just love it. Smooth quiet ride with great road handling. Top build quality. Has a very good performance punch. Not a sports car but rather a powerful, full sized luxury performance sedan. Plenty of power for the enthusiast in everyday driving. Can hold its own to any car in its class. Not cheap but worth the price considering the design, build quality and powertrain. No regrets."

24 people out of 43 found this review helpful

Mediocre road-ability

By on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,500

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Good styling, tight assembly"

Cons: "Not what you would expect in a performance vehicle"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Poor steering and road control. Rides like my old Buick. Comfort takes precedence over performance. Acceleration not good in lower gears."

18 people out of 42 found this review helpful

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