The 2018 Audi S6 is an indulgent car and just like its performance. On the inside, this mid-sized luxury sports sedan offers a well-trimmed cabin equipped with a front seat that can keep you comfortable for hours. Or press gas and 450-horsepower turbocharged V8 engine will launch this Audi to 60 mph in just 4 seconds.
If the advanced technology and entertainment you’re looking for, the 2018 Audi S6 can give it to you. The integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphones enables you to maximize a large and clear multimedia interface, and the optional features available offer more luxury. Although the S6 handling capabilities are slightly underwhelming, overall this luxury sport sedan is quite interesting.
Trim and Features
The 2018 Audi S6 is a high-performance version of the A6 midsize luxury sedan. It’s available in two trim levels: Premium Plus and Prestige.
Standard features for the Premium Plus include S-specific styling elements, summer tires, 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension, LED running lights, xenon headlights, LED taillights, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, an auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors.
Inside, you’ll get four-zone an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic climate control, a power-adjustable steering wheel, diamond-stitched leather upholstery, selectable drive modes, driver-seat memory settings, eight-way power-adjustable front sport seats with heating and four-way driver power lumbar, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks.
Tech features include a central 8-inch display, a rearview camera, a navigation system with Google Earth maps, Bluetooth, the MMI infotainment system, voice controls and Audi Connect with mobile Wi-Fi capability, 4G LTE data connectivity and enhanced web-based information services, a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system.
The 2018 Audi S6 Prestige adds a power trunklid, LED headlights, LED interior lighting, a head-up display, and rear sunshades.
Most the 2018 Audi S6 additional features are separates into optional packages. The Driver Assistance package adds automatic high beams, a top-down parking camera system, lane departure warning and intervention, adaptive cruise control and a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking.
The Comfort Seating package adds front passenger memory settings, front seats with ventilation and massage functions, and sans diamond stitching leather upholstery. The S6 Sport package adds a sport exhaust, a torque-vectoring rear differential and dynamic steering.
The Cold Weather package adds a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. The Black Optic package include exclusive body-color exterior mirrors, 20-inch wheels and gloss-black exterior trim.
Stand-alone options include different 20-inch wheels, rear side airbags. Only for the Prestige is a night-vision system and a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
The 2018 Audi S6 is powered by a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 450 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (S tronic) work in concert with the standard all-wheel-drive system.
In performance testing, the 2018 Audi S6 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds, a very quick time for car in this class. EPA fuel economy rating above-average at 18 mpg combined (16 mpg city/24 mpg highway).
Go inside, the 2018 Audi S6 offers a special cabin. It is adorned with a handsome dashboard layout, top quality materials, fit and finish well. The standard infotainment system is integrated with navigation, communication and entertainment functions controlled through dash-mounted pop-up screen and cluster buttons and buttons on the center console. The system offers sharp graphics, logical menus and touchpads that allow you to use finger gestures to spell addresses, search your contact list and other tasks.
Regardless of you choose a standard sports seat or optional comfy multi-contour seats, you will enjoy excellent support on long journeys and excited driving. With 14.1 cubic feet of trunk space, the 2018 Audi S6 is slightly below the average for this segment. However, the useful backrest is folding in a 60/40 split and includes a pass-through opening to carry long items.
Release Date and Price
The 2018 Audi S6 is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. Key competitors include the BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS and Jaguar XF.
Official pricing ranges will start from $72,875 (including a $975 destination fee) for the Premium Plus and $74,400 for the Prestige.