Luxury and refinement in detail
In the same way as the body design, the interior of the new Audi S6 reflects a character of dynamic elegance and high quality – from the organically flowing driving area that surrounds the driver to the integrated MMI (Multi Media Interface) operating concept, which remains unequalled by any competitor thanks to its logical, intuitive operating principle.
The luxurious interior of the S6 features specific highlights and distinguishing features. For instance, there is a new generation of sports seats. They have integral head restraints and pronounced lateral supports, and are upholstered in Alcantara/Leather; Silk Nappa leather is available as an option. The front seats are electrically adjustable in multiple directions as standard, and include a lumbar support. A multi-stage heating function for both front seats is included as standard. The rear seats are equipped with L-shaped head restraints affording a better view to the rear. ISOFIX mountings for installing child seats on the outer rear seats are standard.
The three-spoke multifunction leather sports steering wheel with the S logo is a typical example of the hand-crafted character that Audi so often achieves in its attention to detail: it is trimmed in smooth leather and displays a colour-contrasting double seam with an exclusive seam pattern. The reach and height of the steering wheel can be adjusted mechanically, and electric adjustment including an automatic entry and exit aid is available as an option. The shift paddles, which are mounted to the steering wheel (in other words, they move as it is turned), have an aluminium-look finish. The knob on the transmission selector lever is likewise finished in aluminium and trimmed with smooth leather; it can be supplied optionally in grey birch wood.
The trim inserts are in carbon fibre as standard. The material on the instrument panel represents a further innovation in the S6: it correspondingly exhibits an anthracite-coloured metallic surface characteristic. Anthracite is also the predominant colour featured on the other sections of the instrument panel. The centre console, on the other hand, is in black.
The instrument needles are in white and its numbers use characteristic S-style italics; the dials are in dark grey. An S6 logo also adorns the dials of the rev counter.
The Driver Information System, which comes as standard, has an additional digital speedometer in the new S6. The driver receives information on a high-resolution 7-inch colour display, a standard feature of the MMI Multi Media Interface, which has a high performance yet is also straightforward and intuitive to use. There is a welcome screen customised specifically to the S6. The optional tyre pressure monitoring system displays the pressure and temperature of each tyre individually in the S6. Compared with the A6, the MMI furthermore integrates the extended-specification radio system with double tuner (which searches for the same station on an alternative frequency in the background) and the DSP sound system with ten speakers and a CD changer for six audio CDs in the glove box.
The deluxe automatic air conditioning system plus with separate temperature distribution for the driver's and front passenger's sides, as well as air quality and humidity sensors, maintains a very high level of occupant comfort. The light and rain sensor and the cruise control system likewise play a part in this.
Innovative technology such as the MMI Multi Media Interface, battery energy management to ensure that the battery is always optimally charged, the electromechanical parking brake mounted on the centre console, with starting assist function, the double floor panel on the S6 Avant concealing a recess for muddy articles, and the light-emitting diodes in the brake and tail lights provide yet more evidence of Audi's proverbial "Vorsprung durch Technik".
Audi is likewise innovative when it comes to phoning in the car: the new optional telephone system will soon combine all the advantages of a built-in phone with those of the mobile phone preparation. The mobile phone is connected up to the vehicle's own GSM module by means of Bluetooth interface. This renders an adapter-type connection unnecessary and the driver can leave their mobile phone in their pocket while on the move.
Operation of the Bluetooth car phone is likewise via the MMI system in the Audi S6. A cordless handset in the centre armrest can also be supplied as an option.
The equipment, data and prices stated here refer to the model range offered for sale in Germany. Subject to amendment; errors and omissions excepted.