The Audi S6 is high-performance version of the Audi A6, produced by German automaker Audi. It went on sale in 1994, shortly after the “A6” designation was introduced, replacing the “100” nameplate. For current model year Audi S6 wins a standard Head-Up Display. Observed informs leave a subtly aggressive front bumper, threatening grille and rear diffuser with quad exhaust pipes draw the Audi S6 from its modest Audi A6 siblings, as well as 19-inch aluminum wheels and aluminum side mirror covers.
The big difference between the two, of course, is what is under the hood. While the Audi A6 is a supercharged six, the Audi S6 packs a powerful twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with 420 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to drive sports sedan from zero to 60 mph in the low four-second range. The V8 partner in speed is a seven-speed dual-clutch automated that serves up smooth, but the rapid change and can be done manually via steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters are controlled. Audi quattro four-wheel drive system helps the S6 conquer bad weather and also improves the handling to reduce understeer when cornering by torque to the outer turning wheel.
Despite its performance credentials of the Audi S6 is not a gas guzzler – it is rated at 17/27 mpg – due to a cylinder shut-off, which significantly changes the motor in a V4 in low gas highway driving. Known as Cylinder on Demand employs the setup active noise canceling technology and active engine mounts, all NVH problems, churlish would be in such a premium vehicle to eliminate. The Audi S6 is running on a full air suspension with adaptive damping, both of which are adapted to the driver with Drive Select system preferences, the throttle response, steering effort and shift calibration controls are adjusted.
Audi S6 Interior
Aesthetes will find much to the cabin, the organic lines may have made in rich soft-touch materials and adjusted by fine wood and metal trim. Supporting sport seats wrapped in leather cross stitch, a three-sport multifunction steering wheel and an S-line instrument cluster are stylish memories of the Audi S6 sporting intentions. As a modern Audi Audi S6 with MMI multimedia interface that includes an eight-inch pop-up display, five-inch LCD display information and the optional Head-Up Display for the windscreen is fitted. The MMI also offers in industry first time, the ability to recognize driver’s handwriting on the touch input pad, making for receipt of navigation and the phone information.
The Audi S6 is standard with Audi connect, which locates in the car WiFi along with real-time weather, news and live fuel prices offers. Is provided in conjunction with an optional navigation system, the system integration includes Google Earth – complete with panoramic views and a high-resolution 3D satellite and aerial images.
Audi S6 Features
The Audi S6 is standard sewn with diamond leather seats, navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic, a sunroof, heated and 12-way power-adjustable front seats, four-zone climate control, a 14-speaker, 630 watt AM equipped / FM / CD / SiriusXM / HD radio Bose sound system, keyless start, adaptive xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, Bluetooth connectivity, a head-up display and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The driver assistance package Audi side assist, corner view camera system, Audi pre-sense plus with pre sense rear, front and the rear parking sensors, rearview camera and Audi adaptive cruise control with stop & go. The package is based on innovation in the driver assistance package with a head-up display and night vision assistant with pedestrian detection. The Audi S6 Cold Weather Package brings a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. The Convenience package adds seat front seat ventilation and massage functions, sports comfort design front seats with 22-way power adjustability and Valcona leather. The Audi S6 stand-alone options include a 15-speaker, 1300 watt Bang & Olufsen surround sound system, rear side airbags, 20-inch wheels and all-LED headlights.
Audi S6 Safety
All Audi S6 models are equipped with front knee, dual front, front knee, front side and full-length side curtain airbags. Rear side airbags are optional. Traction and stability control, electronic brake force distribution and a tire pressure monitoring system are also included. Optional safety features include active lane assist, which warns the driver when the Audi S6 migrate into an adjacent lane and even easy to steer the car back to the original lane. There are also Audi pre-sense, detect obstacles in front of the Audi S6 and the brakes to prevent or mitigate their severity may crash. Finally, the Audi side assist warns to driver when the vehicle is in the blind spots Audi S6 from behind.
Audi S6 Competitors
Like other Audi “S” models, the Audi S6 at the gap between the base engine and performance models of competing brands. As such, the Audi is on the traditional style, luxury-oriented Mercedes-Benz E550, a well-equipped Infiniti M56 and BMW 550i, the enthusiasts, the possibility of a real gearbox class-exclusive from.