The first version of this car arrived back in 1994 and since then it went through four generations till the last available model from 2012. After three years, the manufacturer is bringing refreshed 2016 Audi S6.
2016 Audi S6 Engine
The engine that powers 2016 Audi S6 is 4.0 liter TFSI biturbo V-8 with 450 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. This engine with 30 HP increase over previous version is enough for the top speed of 155 mph and to reach 0-60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds. Estimated fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.
About this engine, Audi promises: “When it comes to luxury performance, the Audi S6 is a crowd pleaser. Featuring a stunning 450-hp TFSI® V8 engine and premium luxury and technology, it’s a thrill ride you’ll want to take again and again. In addition, its sophisticated body design makes it clear that safety is also another area where the S6 was designed to perform.”
2016 Audi S6 Interior
The 2016 Audi S6 interior remains similar to the previous model, offering comfort and nice craftsmanship throughout the cabin. Most notable features of Premium plus interior are diamond stitched Valcona leather seats, MMI navigation plus with voice control and Three-spoke multifunction sport steering wheel with paddle shifters. Prestige trim of the Audi S6 2016 comes with goodies like 630 watts BOSE® Surround Sound System with 14 speakers and noise compensation, Head-up display with navigation and more.
Interior colors available for the 2016 S6 are: Black Valcona, Lunar Silver Valcona and Arras Red Valcona ($2,300) leather seating surfaces (all three come with contrast diamond stitching, of course), another two are Flint Gray Perforated Valcona and Black Perforated Valcona leather seating surfaces (both priced at $1,950).
|2016 Audi S6||Interior Dimensions (inches)|
|Head room (front)||37.2|
|Head room (rear)||37.8|
|Leg room (front)||41.3|
|Leg room (rear)||37.4|
|Shoulder room (front)||57.5|
|Shoulder room (rear)||56.3|
|Cargo volume||14.1 cu.-ft.|
2016 Audi S6 Exterior
The 2016 Audi S6 exterior doesn’t bring any dramatic changes but updated elements blend nicely. The results are very pleasant to look at and just enough distinctive to separate this car from other competitors on the market.
On the front we can see the updated grille accompanied by new LED headlights on the sides which are part of Prestige trim. Premium Plus trim will have Xenon headlights accompanied with LED daytime running lights. Around back, the design of the new Audi S6 is also slightly changed and it features new taillights and two pairs oval exhaust pipes. Overall, we can say that these slight changes give some aggressiveness to the front and more dynamics, while still keeping its smooth lines.
|2016 Audi S6||Exterior Measurements (inches)|
|Overall width||82.1 (with mirrors)/73.8 (without mirrors)|
|Curb weight||4,486 lbs|
2016 Audi S6 Price
Maybe the best description is given by the guys from Car and driver : “The S6 takes everything that’s right with the A6 sedan—elegant design, rich interior materials, and innovative technology—and adds a huge dollop of power[…] It’s pricey, but few cars combine excellence at so many levels.”
The price of 2016 Audi S6 Premium Plus starts at $70,900 while more advanced Prestige trim starts at $75,300. Additional packages and options available are:
- Driver Assistance package – $2,550
- Cold Weather package – $500
- S6 Sport package – $3,500
- Black Optic package – $1,500
- Night vision assistant – $2,500
- Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System – $4,900
- Black Alcantara® headliner – $3,000
…and many more accessories and goodies.
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