2014 Audi S6

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Audi S6. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    20 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    420-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Amazing acceleration
  • Ride quality
  • Front and rear seat comfort
  • Subtle appearance
  • Gas mileage

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2014 Audi S6

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

2014 Audi S6 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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.
New for 2014
A Black Optic Package, which features black paint and exterior trim and 20-inch wheels, is offered.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 19-inch alloy wheels; 20-inch wheels available
  • Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Quad exhaust outlets
  • Available full-LED headlights

Interior Highlights

  • Heated leather front seats with diamond stitch pattern; available ventilated front seats with massage function
  • Split-folding backseat
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Sport steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • MMI navigation system with handwriting recognition and Audi Connect information system
  • Bose stereo; available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Bluetooth connectivity and iPod integration
  • Available manual sunshades for the backseat side windows and a power sunshade for the rear window
  • Available head-up display

Under the Hood

  • 420-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine with fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Premium gas recommended 
  • All-wheel drive
  • Sport rear differential
  • Audi Drive Select adjusts engine, transmission, steering and suspension response

Safety Features

  • Eight standard airbags
  • Avai...
Vehicle Overview

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.
New for 2014
A Black Optic Package, which features black paint and exterior trim and 20-inch wheels, is offered.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard 19-inch alloy wheels; 20-inch wheels available
  • Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • LED taillights
  • Quad exhaust outlets
  • Available full-LED headlights

Interior Highlights

  • Heated leather front seats with diamond stitch pattern; available ventilated front seats with massage function
  • Split-folding backseat
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Sport steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • MMI navigation system with handwriting recognition and Audi Connect information system
  • Bose stereo; available Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Bluetooth connectivity and iPod integration
  • Available manual sunshades for the backseat side windows and a power sunshade for the rear window
  • Available head-up display

Under the Hood

  • 420-horsepower, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine with fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Premium gas recommended 
  • All-wheel drive
  • Sport rear differential
  • Audi Drive Select adjusts engine, transmission, steering and suspension response

Safety Features

  • Eight standard airbags
  • Available side-impact airbags for the rear seat
  • Antilock brakes with 15.7-inch discs in front, 14-inch rear discs 
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Available adaptive cruise control 
  • Available forward collision warning
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available lane departure warning 
  • Available night vision with pedestrian detection

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.3)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Don't pass on the S6...but save for repair costs

by Troutaddict from Ft Lauderdale, FL on June 13, 2018

The C7 S6 cars are sleepers...they look like a typical but high end sedan but under the hood is a beast. Even without any modification at all, you are looking at less than 4 seconds from zero to sixty ... Read full review

(5.0)

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. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Audi S6 currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Audi S6 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Audi

Program Benefits

Comprehensive 300+ point dealer inspection, 24/7 roadside assistance including towing and trip interruption reimbursement, 1 Year/Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty coverage, transferability of the Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty to a subsequent private owner, and CARFAX® Vehicle History Report.

  • Limited Warranty

    1 Year / Unlimited Miles

    1 Year/ Unlimited Miles Audi Certified pre-owned Limited Warranty features 1 Year / Unlimited Miles of warranty coverage after the expiration of the new vehicle limited warranty or from the date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired and coverage honored at over 300 Audi dealerships service centers throughout the U.S., total confidence is yours as you take the road less traveled.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 300+ point inspection.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The S6 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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