2009 Audi S6

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2 reviews
Available Price Range $19,123-$31,811 Trims1 Combined MPG 16 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2009 Audi S6

Our Take

The S6 is a high-performance version of Audi's A6 sedan, which is covered separately in the Research section. While the A6 employs V-6 or V-8 power, the S6 has a 435-horsepower V-10. Both cars... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No stick shift or dual-clutch automatic
  • Gas-guzzler tax
  • Aging MMI system
  • Some highway wind noise
  • Smallish cabin

Notable Features

  • Based on A6 sedan
  • 435-hp V-10
  • Six-speed automatic, AWD
  • Upgraded brakes
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Modest exterior changes for 2009


Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 2 reviews

One Great Car!

by Audis Rock! from Denver Colorado on February 8, 2011

I have only had this car for a few months now and it has been a great car thus far. I got it used from my uncle. Everyone in my family are Audi fans, we have had great luck with audis in general...may... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Audi S6.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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