Excessive in all the right ways
Audi S cars have always been about going beyond desires and pushing for what's possible. Accordingly, the 2013 Audi S6 starts with the capable chassis of the A6, then drops in a turbocharged V8 with 420 horsepower, an adaptive air suspension, and a rear sports differential. Factor in its even higher quotient of luxury and technology, and the S6 is one Audi that will leave your expectations in the rear view mirror.
Making an appropriately epic statement
The Audi S6 reveals its sporting intensions with an S-specific Audi Singleframe® grille, 5-spoke 19-inch wheels, black brake calipers, aluminum optic mirror housings, integrated rear spoiler, and prominent quad exhaust outlets. Pay attention, for those are the cues that indicate the presence of an Audi that can outrun, outhandle, and pretty much outdo the vast majority of cars on the road today.*
The cabin of the S6 serves as a showcase of high style and high tech. Crisp instrumentation, tastefully contrasting colors, and helpings of aluminum and genuine wood create a warm, inviting ambience. Upon startup, the Audi MMI® navigation system's eight-inch display rises from the dashboard to greet the driver, serving as the gateway to standard features like SiriusXM Traffic, Google Earth™ 3D mapping service, HD Radio™, and BLUETOOTH® streaming audio. The diamond-quilted front sport seats offer twelve ways of adjustment and driver memory, and four-zone automatic climate control gives all passengers the custom-tailored comfort to go with their roomy accommodations.
The many dimensions of dominance
People familiar with the Audi S6 tend to fixate on its speed, power, and the way it blows past V8-powered competitors in acceleration tests. Yet its talents go much deeper. Vivid steering, a sport-tuned Audi adaptive air suspension, and the traction of Audi quattro® all-wheel drive make the S6 a delight to hustle through turns.* A rear sports differential gives added precision in hard cornering, and giant vented disc brakes bring it to a halt in a hurry. The S tronic® dual-clutch transmission offers both manual and automatic control of its seven speeds, and for those who desire it, Audi drive select allows adjustment of the chassis to deliver even more thrills.
Ready for any circumstance
When it comes to passenger protection, Audi leaves no stone unturned. Eight standard airbags*, including two at knee-level, help keep occupants protected from the front and sides, while Electronic Stability Control helps keep you on your intended path in slippery situations. In the event of a collision, intelligent sensors automatically unlock the doors, switch on interior and hazard lights, and cut off fuel flow to the engine.**