Best Bet
(4.4) 9 reviews
MSRP: $33,338$49,926
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 20
Engine: 420-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2013 Audi S6

Our Take on the 2013 Audi S6

Our Take

The redesigned A6 gets a S6 performance variant for 2013. Audi follows its German competitors in brandishing a smaller-displacement twin-turbo V-8, rather than last year's V-10. Still, the new S6 hits 60 mph notably quicker than the old V-10 S6. It competes with the BMW 550i, Mercedes-Benz ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Handling
  • Optional stereo
  • Rear seat really only fits two
  • Multimedia interface

Notable Features

  • 420-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-8
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Five seats
  • Standard navigation


Our Expert Reviews

After taking a year off, the high-performance 2013 Audi S6 returns as a more refined sports sedan, upping the ante in both style and acceleration. Last seen as a 2011 model, the old S6 used a Lamborghini-sourced, 435-horsepower, V-10 engine with great exotic-car sounds and horrible exotic-car gas mileage. The 2013 S6's new 420-hp, twin-turbocharged V-8 may be less powerful and use two fewe... Read full review for the 2013 Audi S 6

Consumer Reviews


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2013 S6 is Perfect Blend

by M5 Convert from Chicago, IL on December 22, 2012

After owning four BMW M's in a row (2 M3's and 2 M5's), I am VERY HAPPY with my new S6. While I miss the nimbleness of the M3, I found the S6 to be more nimble and responsive than the new M5. Plus it ... 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


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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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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