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2018 Audi S6
Select a Different Model (2 Available): Premium Plus quattro Sedan
Fair Market Price $ 65966
MPG (EPA) 16 CTY /24 HWY
Horsepower 450@5800
Torque 406@1400
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2018 Audi S6 MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Strong acceleration
  • Well-appointed interior
  • Generous list of standard features

You Won't Like

  • Sluggish steering
  • Not very engaging to drive
  • Trunk space is on the small side

New for 2018

The 2018 Audi S6 is unchanged.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2018 Audi S6 is the performance variant of the A6 midsize luxury sedan slotting above the smaller S4 and below the larger S8. All-wheel drive comes standard on all S6 models.

S6 Premium Plus: Base Premium Plus models come standard with full LED headlights, four-zone climate control, a sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, Audi's MMI interface with an 8.0-inch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display, a 14-speaker Bose audio system, navigation, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, keyless entry and start, as well as front and rear parking sensors.

S6 Prestige: Moving up to the Prestige trim adds LED interior lighting, a 360-degree camera system, a power-operated trunk, a head-up display, and a power rear sunshade.

Options include ventilated and massaging front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, and the S Sport package, which adds dynamic steering, a sport rear differential, red brake calipers, and a sport exhaust system.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2018 Audi S6 is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 with 450 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard and the EPA rates its fuel economy at 16/24 mpg city/highway.

Safety

The NHTSA gave the 2018 S6 a five-star overall safety rating (out of a possible five stars). The IIHS hasn't crash tested the S6 but it has evaluated the A6, the car on which the S6 is based. The A6 received a Good score on all crashworthiness tests except the passenger side front small overlap test where it hasn't been evaluated and the headlights test where it got a Marginal rating (Good is the highest possible score).

In the IIHS' forward collision prevention test, the 2018 A6 received an Advanced rating after in reduced the severity of 12- and 25-mph impacts by 10 mph and 1 mph, respectively (Superior is the highest score on the front crash prevention test).

Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert come standard on all S6 trims. The Driver Assistance package adds lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and high beam assist. Night vision, pedestrian detection, and large animal detection are optional only on the Prestige model.

Utility

The 2018 S6 has a 14.1-cubic-foot trunk that can be expanded via the 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

What We Think

In a 2016 comparison test that also included the Lexus GS F and Cadillac CTS V-Sport, the Audi S6 placed third because it was too focused on straight-line performance. The car's acceleration was excellent and the interior is typical Audi, quiet and well-appointed with high-quality materials. However, the S6 is heavy, its steering is sluggish, and it feels disconnected when driven enthusiastically.

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2018 AUDI S6 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V8 Turbo 4.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, S tronic® 7 Speed Automatic (Y)
Trim
Premium Plus quattro Sedan
Class
Premium Performance Car
Horsepower
450@5800
Standard MPG
16/24
Body Style
Sedan
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

S Sport Package

INCLUDES: Active Differential; Dynamic Steering, Audi Dynamic Steering; Power Steering; Red Brake Calipers, Front and Rear; Sport Exhaust Pipe NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [TES] Titanium Sport Exhaust System (PIO)
$3628 $3900

Comfort Seating Package

INCLUDES: Comfort Rear Seats; Driver Seat, Ventilated 18-Way Power Bucket with Active Massage; Front and Rear Comfort Headrests; Passenger Seat, Reclining Ventilated 18-Way Power Adjustable Bucket with Memory and Active Massage; Seat Upholstery, Leather NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PET] Audi Design Selection - Arras Red; [XU] Seat Upholstery/Color, Arras Red Design Selection Valcona Leather; [IM] Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Valcona Leather; [IL] Seat Upholstery/Color, Lunar Silver Valcona Leather
$1722 $1850

Cold Weather Package

INCLUDES: Rear Seats, Heated; Steering Wheel, Heated
$466 $500

Driver Assistance Package

INCLUDES: Autonomous Drive Active Lane Control; Collision Warning System, Audi Pre Sense Plus; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Headlight Control; Lane Departure Warning System
$1860 $2000

Audi Design Selection - Arras Red

INCLUDES: Luxury Trim, Carbon Fiber On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel; Red Carbon Twill Decoravtive Inlays; Requires Arras Red Design Selection Interior NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [917] Comfort Seating Package
$1164 $1250

20" Black Optic Package

INCLUDES: Delete: Chrome/Bright Trim; Grille, Black; Mirror, Toned Driver; Mirror, Toned Passenger; Tires, P255/35R20 Summer; Wheels, 20" Alloy
$698 $750

Engine: V8 Turbo 4.0 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, S tronic® 7 Speed Automatic (Y)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Mythos Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Glacier White Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Daytona Gray Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Brilliant Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Sepang Blue Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Florett Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Misano Red Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Tornado Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ibis White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Moonlight Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Cargo Net (PIO)

$130 $140

Air Conditioning: Four-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Audi Cargo Box (PIO)

$70 $75

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [LMC] USB Cables (PIO)
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

CONTAINED IN: [PCN] Driver Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Internal HD

Std Std

USB Cables (PIO)

INCLUDES: Comes with One Lightning & One Micro USB Angled-Swivel Head Cable; Connection To External Entertainment Devices
$102 $110

Memory Adjustment: Mirror, Steering Wheel

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Refrigerated Storage Compartment, in Glove Compartment

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v: Cargo Area(1), Rear(1), Front(1)

Std Std

Active Differential

CONTAINED IN: [916] S Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Axle Ratio, 4.093

Std Std

Brakes, Regenerative

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Cylinder Shutdown

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Steering, Suspension

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 19.8 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Autonomous Drive Active Lane Control

CONTAINED IN: [PCN] Driver Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Drive: Quattro® Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive AWD

Std Std

Audi Travelspace Base Carrier Bars (PIO)

INCLUDES: Roof Rails; Storage Bag
$428 $460

Delete Front License Plate Holder

N/C N/C

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Paint Protection: Front Bumper (PIO)

$326 $350

Paint Protection: Partial Hood and Fenders (PIO)

$242 $260

Paint Protection: Rear Load Sill/Door Cup/Door Edge (PIO)

$140 $150

Delete: Chrome/Bright Trim

CONTAINED IN: [PPS] 20" Black Optic Package
Pkg Pkg

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Grille, Black

CONTAINED IN: [PPS] 20" Black Optic Package
Pkg Pkg

Red Brake Calipers, Front and Rear

CONTAINED IN: [916] S Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Roof Rails

CONTAINED IN: [6BB] Audi Travelspace Base Carrier Bars (PIO)
Grp Grp

Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch

Std Std

Sport Exhaust Pipe

CONTAINED IN: [916] S Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Sunroof, Glass Remote

Std Std

Titanium Sport Exhaust System (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [916] S Sport Package
$10184 $10950

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Power Rear Window, Manual Rear Side Window Sunshades

INCLUDES: Blinds, Power Rear; Blinds, Side
$466 $500

Inlays - Carbon Atlas

$466 $500

Inlays - Layered Aluminum / Black Wood

$1164 $1250

Black Alcantara Headliner

$2790 $3000

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Blinds, Power Rear

CONTAINED IN: [3Y5] Power Rear Window, Manual Rear Side Window Sunshades
Grp Grp

Blinds, Side

CONTAINED IN: [3Y5] Power Rear Window, Manual Rear Side Window Sunshades
Grp Grp

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

CONTAINED IN: [SSK] Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)
Std Std

Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber

CONTAINED IN: [SSK] Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)
Grp Grp

Floor Mats

Std Std

Front and Rear Comfort Headrests

CONTAINED IN: [917] Comfort Seating Package
Pkg Pkg

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Carbon Fiber On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

CONTAINED IN: [PET] Audi Design Selection - Arras Red
Pkg Pkg

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Chrome And Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Red Carbon Twill Decoravtive Inlays

CONTAINED IN: [PET] Audi Design Selection - Arras Red
Pkg Pkg

Audi Guard Cargo Mat (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [SSK] Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)
$178 $190

Steering Wheel, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [PAW] Cold Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Storage Bag

CONTAINED IN: [6BB] Audi Travelspace Base Carrier Bars (PIO)
Grp Grp

Storage, Below Seat

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats (PIO)

$186 $200

Audi Guard Protection Kit (PIO)

INCLUDES: Floor Covering; Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [S6L] Audi Guard Cargo Mat (PIO)
$288 $310

Audi Beam - Quattro (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RAB] Audi Beam - Rings (PIO)
$232 $250

Audi Beam - Rings (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [QAB] Audi Beam - Quattro (PIO)
$232 $250

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights: High Beams, Daytime Running Lights, Rear Lights, Brake Lights, Low Beams, Side Indicator

Std Std

Alloy Heated Driver Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals, Alloy Heated Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Mirror, Toned Driver

CONTAINED IN: [PPS] 20" Black Optic Package
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Toned Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [PPS] 20" Black Optic Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Comes with One Lightning & One Micro USB Angled-Swivel Head Cable

CONTAINED IN: [LMC] USB Cables (PIO)
Grp Grp

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Leather Care Kit (PIO)

$55 $60

Warranty Full Service, 12 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

Metallic Paint

$536 $575

Paint, Black

Std Std

Pearl Effect Paint

$536 $575

Rear Side Airbags

INCLUDES: Airbag, Side; Airbags, 10
$326 $350

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

CONTAINED IN: [4X4] Rear Side Airbags
Std Std

Airbags, 10

CONTAINED IN: [4X4] Rear Side Airbags
Grp Grp

Airbags, 8

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Audi Pre Sense Plus

CONTAINED IN: [PCN] Driver Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Collision Warning System, Audi Pre Sense Rear

Std Std

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlight Control

CONTAINED IN: [PCN] Driver Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Heated Washer

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [PCN] Driver Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Audi Side Assist

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Audi Parking System Radar, Rear Audi Parking System Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Audi First Aid Kit (PIO)

$48 $50

Comfort Rear Seats

CONTAINED IN: [917] Comfort Seating Package
Pkg Pkg

Driver Seat, Ventilated 18-Way Power Bucket with Active Massage

CONTAINED IN: [917] Comfort Seating Package
Pkg Pkg

Passenger Seat, Reclining Ventilated 18-Way Power Adjustable Bucket with Memory and Active Massage

CONTAINED IN: [917] Comfort Seating Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Rear Seats, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [PAW] Cold Weather Package
Pkg Pkg

Seat Upholstery, Leather

CONTAINED IN: [917] Comfort Seating Package
Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front 12-Way Power Heated Sports with Memory

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Lunar Silver Valcona Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [917] Comfort Seating Package
N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Valcona Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [917] Comfort Seating Package
N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Comfort Valcona Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Flint Gray Comfort Valcona Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Arras Red Design Selection Valcona Leather

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [917] Comfort Seating Package
N/C N/C

DVD/VCD

Std Std

Fourteen Bose® Speakers Subwoofer and Surround Sound

Std Std

MP3 Player

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Audio System, Mmi® Navigation Plus AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD/DVD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Power Steering

CONTAINED IN: [916] S Sport Package
Std Std

Dynamic Steering, Audi Dynamic Steering

CONTAINED IN: [916] S Sport Package
Pkg Pkg

Responsive Suspension

Std Std

Suspension Leveling

Std Std

Suspension, Adaptive Air Suspension w/ Air Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P255/35ZR20 Summer

Std Std

Tires, P255/35R20 Summer

CONTAINED IN: [PPS] 20" Black Optic Package
Pkg Pkg

Wheels, 20" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [PPS] 20" Black Optic Package
Std Std

Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit (PIO)

$98 $105
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
12
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
10000
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5