Best Bet
  • (4.5) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,753$27,497
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 16
  • Engine: 435-hp, 5.2-liter V-10 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2008 Audi S6

Our Take on the 2008 Audi S6

Our Take

The S6 is the performance variant of Audi's midsize sedan, the A6, and competes against the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. While there was once an even-more audacious 6-based rocket called the RS 6, currently only the S version is sold in the U.S. With a V-10 crammed under its hood, perfo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Brake pedal a bit numb
  • Manual not offered
  • R-tronic not offered
  • Not inexpensive
  • Gas-guzzler tax

Notable Features

  • Top IIHS safety rating
  • 435-hp V-10
  • Tiptronic six-speed auto
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Firmest suspension of any Audi 6
  • Upgraded brakes

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in February 2007 about the 2007 Audi S6. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. It's not hard to write a review of the new Audi S6 sports sedan. I mean, how hard can it be for an automotive journalist to enjoy a luxury s... Read full review for the 2008 Audi S 6

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 2 reviews

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Fun Fun Fun

by 2nd Audi from Tampa, FL on September 22, 2009

Audi is understated so the S6 was a little quiet but an aftermarket Miltek exhaust really brought out the V10 growl making the car almost perfect. The LEDs are stunning and get constant stares. Fun fa... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

12mo/5,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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