Alluring mix of power and refinement; genuinely entertaining handling; all the luxury and technology of a regular A6; good fuel economy
Doesn't come cheap; no spring chicken
The exceptionally well-stocked Premium Plus with the Driver Assistance package sounds like a good call. Premium car buyers tend to desire every bell and whistle, however, so by all means consider the Prestige. Don't forget there's a new generation coming.
The 2018 Audi S6 is available in Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels.
The Premium Plus ($72,875) comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, a model-specific body kit and accents, full LED exterior lighting, rain-sensing wipers, heated windshield-washer nozzles, a sunroof, heated/self-dimming side mirrors, a self-dimming rearview mirror, an adaptive air suspension, 8-way power-adjustable/heated sport front seats with driver's-side memory settings, a flat-bottom steering wheel, leather upholstery with diamond stitching, keyless entry/ignition, Audi's Drive Select system (featuring electronic adjustments for steering, throttle and transmission), aluminum pedals, quad-zone automatic climate control, ambient LED cabin lighting, blind spot monitoring, parking sensors front and rear, a rearview camera, plus the Multi Media Interface (MMI) infotainment setup with an 8-in display, a 630-watt 14-speaker Bose Surround Sound system, navigation with Google Earth, two USB ports, two SD card slots, Bluetooth phone/audio, HD Radio, satellite radio, Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and 4G LTE.
The Prestige ($75,375) adds more luxury features, such as manual side sunshades and a powered rear sunshade, a power trunk lid and a head-up display with navigation information.
Adaptive cruise control, forward-collision mitigation with automatic braking, lane-keep assistance and high-beam assistance are all part of the optional Driver Assistance package. The S Sport package brings dynamic steering, a torque-vectoring differential and a sport exhaust system with black tailpipes.
Other options include multicontour front seats, night vision, a top-view parking camera, massaging front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and a Black Optic appearance package with 20-in wheels. The Prestige trim is eligible for a 1,300-watt 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and night vision with pedestrian/large-animal detection.
Trunk capacity is on the small side for this segment: 14.1 cu ft.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/10,000 Miles|
2018 BMW M550i -- This 455-hp beast is considered to be better than the previous-generation M5.
2018 Cadillac CTS V-Sport -- Excellent chassis, and comes to the party with 420 hp.
2018 Mercedes-AMG E 43 -- A variant of the fantastic E-Class, the E 43 is a little down on power (396 hp) but comes with an adaptive air suspension as standard and is a truly superb package.
Used Audi S8 -- As the performance version of the A8 flagship sedan, the S8 is even faster and more exclusive than the S6. It also has more occupant and cargo space. A certified pre-owned (CPO) S8 could be in the same ballpark price-wise as a new S6.