2016 Audi S6 Owners Manual – Does the combination of sleek lines and a powerful V8 sound like your kind of luxury sedan? Those are just a couple of the reasons why we like the 2016 Audi S6. More than just a thoroughbred, the interior of the S6 feels like an upscale hotel lounge, and its entertainment and safety tech are cutting-edge. Sound like your kind of luxury sedan?
If you like your luxury served with an extra helping of performance, the 2016 Audi S6 could be just the vehicle to satisfy your craving. A muscled-up version of the well-regarded A6, the 2016 S6 is the rare midsize luxury sedan that manages to be stylish, comfortable and thrilling all at once. For 2016, the S6‘s twin-turbocharged V8 receives a 30-horsepower boost, while the MMI infotainment system gets a faster processor, dual USB ports, additional online services and 4G LTE connectivity. The S6 also gets some very minor styling tweaks (including reshaped headlight and taillight elements), and a sports exhaust is now included in the S6 Sports package.
2016 Audi S6 Trim Levels & Features
The 2016 Audi S6 is a high-performance version of the A6 midsize luxury sedan. It’s offered in two trim levels: Premium Plus and Prestige.
Standard exterior features for the Premium Plus trim include 19-inch wheels with summer tires, S-specific styling elements, automatic xenon headlights, LED running lights and taillights, a sport-tuned adaptive air suspension, a sunroof, heated auto-dimming power-folding side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, a blind-spot warning system and keyless ignition and entry.
Inside you’ll find a driver information center with a 7-inch display between the gauges, Audi’s Drive Select (providing adjustable settings for the steering, suspension and transmission), diamond-stitched leather upholstery, heated eight-way power front sport seats (with four-way driver power lumbar), a power-adjustable flat-bottomed steering wheel, driver memory settings, four-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks.
2016 Audi S6 Performance & mpg
A turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 powers the S6 that pump out 450 hp and 406 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is a seven-speed automated manual called “S ironic” that works in concert with the standard all-wheel-drive system.
When track testing, the S6 scorched the pavement, needing just 4.1 seconds to accelerate from zero to 60 mph. That’s serious speed.
Remarkably, fuel economy is also a strength, as the S6 earns above-average EPA fuel economy ratings of 21 mpg combined (18 city/27 highway).
2016 Audi S6 Safety
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Audi S6 includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side and knee airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a blind-spot warning system, forward collision mitigation, a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors.
Rear side airbags and a night-vision system are optional, as is a sophisticated Driver Assistance package that includes an active lane-departure warning/keeping system, adaptive cruise control and the Audi Pre-Sense Plus collision mitigation system, which warns the driver and can automatically activate the brakes and adjust the front seats for maximum protection if a crash is deemed imminent.
2016 Audi S6 Interior
It only takes a few moments inside the 2016 Audi S6 to realize that this is one of the nicest cabins on the planet. Highlights include a beautiful dashboard layout, top-quality materials and excellent fit and finish. The standard MMI infotainment system integrates the car’s entertainment, communication and navigation functions, which are controlled through a dash-mounted pop-up screen and an easy-to-reach knob-and-buttons layout on the center console. The system boasts logical menus, crisp graphics and a touchpad that lets you use finger movements to spell out addresses, search your contacts list and perform swipe commands, among other tasks.
The S6 also features Audi Connect online services, including an in-car WiFi hotspot with 4G LTE connectivity, Google Earth data for the navigation system and simplified Google search functionality for points of interest. The mobile WiFi allows passengers to access Web content on their mobile devices, and it proves very handy if you need to get work done on the road with no Starbucks in sight. The Google Earth feature is a mixed bag, however, as it’s a bit harder to understand at a glance than a conventional map display.
2016 Audi S6 Driving
The S6‘s 450 horses technically pit it against conventional sedans like the 445-hp BMW 550i. However, its astoundingly quick acceleration in our testing shows that it’s also a worthy substitute for German tuner cars like the 560-hp BMW M5 and 577-hp Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S — for potentially tens of thousands less. Moreover, the engine’s refinement is about as good as it gets, and the same goes for the automated manual transmission, which is equally content ripping off perfect rev-matched downshifts or just trundling around town.