Overview of the 2015 Audi S6
A slightly intimidating front bumper, aggressive grille and back diffuser with four exhaust pipes let knowledgeable observers distinguish the 2015 Audi S6 from its humbler Audi A6 brother, as do 19-inch alloy wheels and mirror covers on the sides. The S6 is the bulked up A6 that is sure to excite even the most sports-car enthused drivers.
Performance and Powertrain
The biggest distinction between them, of course, is what is found beneath the hood. While the A6 uses a super-charged V6 engine, the Audi S6 packs a powerful twin-turbo four liter V8 producing 420HP with 406 lb-ft of torque. That is enough power to boost the sports-sedan from 0-to-60 mph in the lower end of the four-second range.
The V8 engine’s partner-in-speed is a dual-clutch, seven speed, automatic transmission that adds smooth but quick shifts that can be manually controlled via paddle shifters. Audi’s signature quattro all-wheel-drive stability system aides the 2015 S6 in conquering any inclement weather while improving handling via sending outside torque to the rear wheels to help reduce under-steering in the turns.
Even with its performance credentials, the 2015 Audi S6 is not a gas guzzler, coming in at 17/27 mpg (city/highway) thanks in large part to Audi’s cylinder deactivation system. The system essentially turns down the engine into a V4 during low-throttle driving (mainly on the highway). This system is more commonly known as Cylinder on Demand and the setup puts forth noise cancellation technology and stronger engine mounts to reduce possible NVH issues that would otherwise be uncharacteristic in such a prestigious vehicle.
The 2015 S6 sits on a fully cushioned air suspension including adaptive dampers that are adjustable to fit the driver’s personal preferences including a Drive Select system allowing for full control of the throttle response time, steering difficulty, and shift-time calibration.
The 2015 Interior Look at the S6
The 2015 Audi S6 offers much to like upon sitting in the cabin. Featuring organically drawn lines displayed in deep soft-touch materials and accented by well-crafted wood and metallic trims, the S6 has it all. Form-fitting sports seats that are wrapped in leather, a tri-sport multifunctional steering wheel, and a signature S-line instrument cluster gauge dash are constant reminders of the 2015 Audi S6’s sports-enthused intentions.
As a modern Audi, the 2015 S6 comes stock with Audi’s MMI, or multimedia interface, that encompasses an 8″ pop-up display screen, a 5″ informative LCD screen, and an optional add-on heads-up display in the windshield. The MMI continues to amaze with an industry first – the capability to determine driver handwriting through the touch-pad that allows for the input of navigational and telephone data.
The Audi S6 comes stock with Audi connect, offering in-car WiFi capability coupled with localized real time weather, live fuel prices, and the latest news updates. If the optional navigation system is added-on, the system also includes Google Earth integration – that is complete with a panoramic view and HD, 3D aerial and satellite imagery.
Standard and Optional Features of the 2015 Audi S6
The Audi S6 is well-equipped with standard, diamond-stitched, leather seating, an integrated navigational system including SiriusXM Traffic, a large sunroof, 12-way power-adjustable, heated, front seats, quad-zone automated climate control, a fourteen-speaker, 630-watt AM/FM/CD/SiriusXM/HD Radio sound system by Bose, remote start, adaptable xenon headlights including LED running lights, LED taillights, a heads-up display, Bluetooth, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Audi’s Driver Assistance Package adds additional safety features including side assist, a corner-view camera system, Audi presense plus and also presense front, rear, and rear-parking indicators , a back-up camera, and Audi adaptive cruise control containing stop and go capabilities.
The Innovation Package adds to the Driver Assistance Package with additional features such as a heads-up display screen and night vision assistance via pedestrian detection technology.
The Cold Weather Package adds the comfort of a heated steering wheel and luxurious heated rear passenger seats.
The Comfort Seating Package brings vented front seats with built-in massage functions, sporty comfort-designed, 22-way power adjustable front seats covered in Valcona leather.
Notable individual options include a fifteen-speaker, 1300-watt Bang & Olufsen speaker system, 20-inch alloy wheels, rear airbags, and full display-LED headlights.
Overall Rating and Review:
- MSRP: $75,500.00
- Rating: 4.2/5.0
- A beautifully luxurious interior.
- Well-planned technological features.
- Great fuel economy.
- The rear seating only fits two, comfortably.
- The other Audi Models look much sportier.
- The transmission has been producing numerous problems.