Supremely athletic presence
The models in Audi's S range have traditionally epitomised a consistent and refined form of sports appeal. This applies in equal measure to the new S6, which now dynamically hones the visual impact made by the A6. These models are renowned for their inherently light and elegant character – their very distinctive aesthetic appeal reflects their exceptional status as sports models in the luxury class.
The S6 looks unmistakably even more supremely athletic out on the roads – but without even the slightest hint of aggression. The most striking differences compared with the A6 are to be found at the front end. The eye-catching single-frame grille displays the S6 emblem, and its vertical aluminium-look struts are of a double design by way of further differentiation. There is an air inlet beneath the grille. A spoiler lip at the front end of the car provides additional negative lift.
Another innovation in the front bumper is a pioneering development in terms of both road safety and style: the separate LED daytime running lights, each of which consists of five white light-emitting diodes and consumes only a minimal amount of energy. When these light strips are switched on, the effect is utterly distinctive: they make it incredibly easy to identify the new Audi S6, and the low-down position of the daytime running lights gives the car a dynamically flat appearance.
To accommodate this concept, the front fog lights have been incorporated into the main headlights, the covers of which are tinted grey. Xenon plus headlights are provided as standard; Audi adaptive light, the dynamic cornering light, is optional. The rear light units incorporate LED brake lights as standard, and the S6 Avant in addition has LED-type tail lights.
The front wings are flared by 14 millimetres. The trim strips along the lower edge of the doors have likewise been made wider, to accentuate the "S" character; they are painted in the body colour. Other striking differentiating features are door sill trims bearing the S6 logo at all four doors, the rear spoiler integrated subtly into the luggage compartment lid (rather than merely added onto it) – the S6 Avant has a roof spoiler – aluminium-look exterior mirrors, the V10 emblem at the front beneath the side turn indicators, and an S6 logo on the rear end. The vehicle's tail end also displays a colour-contrasting diffuser in the bumper, for turbulence-free air routing, and the four ellipsoidal tailpipes of the exhaust system, with its notably sporty acoustics.
The range of expressive body colours for the new Audi S6 comprises three basic colours and eight other finishes. The solid paint finishes comprise the new colour Ibis White, Brilliant Red (exclusively for the S model) and Brilliant Black. The S6 and S6 Avant are also available in the metallic colours Silver and, for the first time, Quartz Grey. The colours Aurora Blue, Phantom Black, Stratos Blue, Night Blue, Deep Green and Sprint Blue (another colour that is exclusive to the S model) have a pearlescent effect.
The equipment, data and prices stated here refer to the model range offered for sale in Germany. Subject to amendment; errors and omissions excepted.