2017 Audi S6

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Key specs

Base trim shown


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Seating capacity

194.4” x 56.8”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Amazing acceleration
  • Outstanding ride quality
  • Excellent seat comfort
  • Subtly aggressive appearance

The bad:

  • Steering lacks feedback
  • Backseat really fits only two
  • Options make sticker price climb quickly
  • Summer tires only

2 trims

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Notable features

  • 450-hp, twin-turbo V-8 engine
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • All-wheel drive
  • Seats five
  • Navigation system standard

2017 Audi S6 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Audi S6 is the muscle car of the A6 line, highlighted by its 4.0-liter V-8 engine with twin turbochargers. The V-8 makes 450 horsepower, and it teams with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Quattro all-wheel drive is standard.

What’s Special

  • Adaptive air suspension with lowered ride height
  • Available LED headlights
  • Available Black Optic Package with gloss-black exterior trim and 20-inch wheels
  • Available Sport Package with sport differential, modified steering

Here’s info on the regular A6:
What it is: The Audi A6 is a midsize luxury sedan available with front- or all-wheel drive and a choice of gas engines: a turbocharged four-cylinder or a supercharged V-6.  Audi has stopped offering a turbo-diesel V-6 while it works to resolve an emissions-cheating scandal. Competitors include the BMW 5 Series, Cadillac CTS, Jaguar XF and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. A related S6 performance version comes with a 450-hp, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine.
New for 2017
A smartphone interface that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard on V-6 models and optional on four-cylinder cars. A new all-wheel-drive 3.0T Competition model has 340 hp (7 hp more than other V-6 models), a rear sport differential, 20-inch wheels, red brake calipers and black mirror housings. Inside, the leather sport seats have diamond-pattern contrast stitching and a flat-bottom steering wheel with shift paddles.
Significant Standard Features

  • 252-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Power moonroof
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 333-hp, supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine (340 hp in 3.0T Competition model)
  • All-wheel drive
  • LED headlights
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone interface
  • Audi Connect communication system with 4G LTE connectivity
  • Heated rear seats and ventilated front seats
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Backup camera
  • Night vision with pedestrian and animal detection


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Truly special car

I have owned a number of Audi cars and this is by far the best I have driven. It is very quiet and smooth and the acceleration is the best aspect of the car. I purchased it used with low mileage and it is a great value. This car will be memorable.


Perfect balance of performance, comfort and luxury

You can really have fun with this car. Drive on rails, takes sharp turns at high speed effortlessly. The acceleration can be mind numbing, especially with Launch Control. Mine was well equipped (e.g. perf package, massage and ventilated seats, etc.) so it made it even more enjoyable. It's quiet and comfy when you want it to, like driving the family around, and you can wake up the beast for some personal fun on the track, empty canyon roads or highway ramps.


Disappointing test drive

I really wanted to like the S6. C&D magazine gave it a win against the F10 M5 and E65. I drove it twice, extensively, because I really wanted to like it. Pros: The engine and transmission allow for extremely quick acceleration. It made me smile every time I put my foot down. It just GOES, extremely effortless acceleration. The interior is very well made. The displays are clear and beautiful. Cons: The car is not fun to drive unless you only care about acceleration. It is solid, quiet, stable, it can take high speed turns well, but the steering is so lifeless. You can change it to a nicely firm "sport" setting, but there is still no steering feel. It's like a better Lexus LS than Lexus could muster. I gave my $80k to the Porsche dealer next door.

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Based on the 2017 Audi S6 base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Audi
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year or 20,000 miles (whichever occurs first)
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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