• (4.5) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $36,455$54,975
  • 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
2014 Audi S6

Our Take on the 2014 Audi S6

Our Take

The S6 is the high-performance variant of Audi's A6 midsize luxury sedan. It's powered by a twin-turbo V-8 engine and competes with the BMW 550i, Mercedes-Benz E550 and Infiniti M56.A Black Optic Package, which features black paint and exterior trim and 20-inch wheels, is offered.Stand... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Twin-turbocharged V-8
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Seats five
  • Standard navigation


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in June 2013 about the 2013 Audi S6. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2014, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. 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. ... Read full review for the 2014 Audi S 6

Consumer Reviews


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Best car I've ever owned

by Mike D from San Mateo, CA on June 5, 2014

This car is like a BMW with all-wheel drive, Tron-like technology and Audi styling all rolled into one. There isn't a better luxury car on the market IMO.

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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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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