2018 Audi S6
2018 Audi S6 pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which S6 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
The 2018 Audi S6 is a car that pampers as well as it performs. On the inside, this midsize luxury sport sedan boasts a richly trimmed cabin fitted with front seats that can keep you perfectly comfortable for hours at a time. Or hit the gas and the S6's 450-horsepower turbocharged V8 will rocket this Audi to 60 mph in just 4 seconds flat.
If it's sophisticated entertainment and technology you're after, the S6's got you covered, too. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration lets you make the most of the S6's large and clear multimedia interface, and a bevy of optional features are available to crank up the luxury quotient ever further. Although the S6's handling abilities are a little underwhelming, the overall luxury sport sedan package is pretty compelling.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Audi S6 is offered in two trims: Premium Plus and Prestige. Both share the same powertrain, body and interior, and differ mainly in the details.
Standard exterior features for the Premium Plus trim include 20-inch wheels with summer tires, S-specific styling elements, xenon headlights, LED running lights and taillights, a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension, a sunroof, auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system, and keyless ignition and entry.
Inside, you'll find diamond-stitched leather upholstery, selectable drive modes, eight-way power-adjustable front sport seats (with four-way driver power lumbar and heating), a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, four-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks.
Electronics highlights start with the MMI infotainment system, which includes a console-mounted control knob with a touchpad that can read your fingertip scribbles, a central 8-inch display, a navigation system with Google Earth maps, voice controls and Audi Connect (including enhanced web-based information services, 4G LTE data connectivity and mobile Wi-Fi capability). Also standard are a rearview camera, Bluetooth and a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system.
The Prestige trim adds LED headlights, a power trunklid, a head-up display, LED interior lighting and rear sunshades (manual for the side windows; power for the rear window).
From this point, most S6 additional features are organized into optional packages. The Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, a top-down parking camera system, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking, and automatic high beams.
The Comfort Seating package features upgraded front seats with ventilation and massage functions, front passenger memory settings, and upgraded leather upholstery (sans diamond stitching).
The S6 Sport package provides dynamic steering, a torque-vectoring rear differential and a sport exhaust. The Cold Weather package adds heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel. The Black Optic package tacks on exclusive 20-inch wheels, body-color exterior mirrors (instead of the standard silver ones) and gloss-black exterior trim.
Notable stand-alone options include different 20-inch wheels, rear side airbags and, for the Prestige only, a night-vision system and a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2016 Audi S6 Premium Plus Quattro (turbo 4.0L V8 | 7-speed dual-clutch automatic | AWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current S6 has received only minor revisions. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's model.
Noise & vibration5
Ease of use4
Getting in/getting out3.5
Child safety seat accommodation
Audio & navigation5
Most helpful consumer reviews
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite S6 safety features:
- Audi Pre-Sense Plus
- Warns the driver of an impending forward collision, and can activate the brakes and adjust the front seat to maximize safety.
- Night Vision Assistant
- Alerts you of people near your path of travel. If a collision is possible, they will be highlighted in red and an alert will sound.
- Active Lane Assist
- Helps mitigate an accident by using cameras to help steer the car into the middle of the lane.
2018 Audi S6 for Sale
The Audi 2018 S6 luxury sport sedan brings with it that most intoxicating of automotive virtues: power. How much (or how little) power there is can define a car's character and place it in the automotive hierarchy of speed. The S6 has 450 horses at its disposal, and that's good enough to propel it quite high in that hierarchy.
The S6 is based on Audi's A6 sedan and slots between the smaller S4 and Audi's flagship S8. It's in the "just right" size range, alongside cars such as the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. With its stout chassis supported by optional all-wheel drive, the S6 is the perfect platform for high-performance hijinks.
While A6 gets along with either a four- or six-cylinder engine, the S6's heart is Audi's mighty direct-injected, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine rated at 450 horsepower. A miracle of compact packaging, the Audi V8 stuffs its two turbos in the valley between the two cylinder banks.
Using Audi's S tronic dual-clutch, seven-speed automatic transmission and, naturally, all-wheel drive, the S6 can make the most of its prodigious power. This is a startlingly fast car capable of slingshot launches to 60 mph in 4 seconds. But there's more to the S6 than just mastery of stoplight drag races. The engine produces torque by the train load; it always feels ready to shoot the car forward without dropping more than one or two gears.
The S6 is also civilized. Everything that can be covered in leather is. The interior is roomy and the ride is comfortable. The S6 can do a pretty good imitation of an A6 when it's asked to. Of particular note is Audi's outstanding Multimedia Interface (MMI) that uses brilliant graphics and a relatively intuitive interface to keep the driver informed.
An obsession with speed is best exercised with safety in mind and an eye to not spend too much to indulge in it. So use the buying tools here on Edmunds to get the best deal on your new S6.
2018 Audi S6 Overview
The 2018 Audi S6 is offered in the following submodels: S6 Sedan. Available styles include Prestige quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM), and Premium Plus quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM).
What do people think of the 2018 Audi S6?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Audi S6 and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 S6 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 S6.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2018 Audi S6?
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Audi S6?
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