Protection without compromises
quattro permanent four-wheel drive is one of the fundamental areas of expertise of the Ingolstadt brand. It gives Audi drivers decisively more active safety by assuring optimum traction in critical situations. The asymmetric/dynamic torque split that is possible on the new Audi S6 builds on this already significant advantage. The highly efficient brake system, too, makes a substantial contribution towards active safety.
Whereas the high standard of active safety of the new Audi S6 stems principally from its superior engine power, pioneering quattro drive and the complex ESP system, the sporty top model in the Audi executive range also boasts a full complement of passive safety systems. This model comes complete with a package of restraint systems that are perfectly matched to the highly rigid aluminium body, including two dual-stage full-size front airbags, side airbags for the front seats and large-area Audi sideguard curtain head airbags. Side airbags for the rear seats are available as an optional extra. All five three-point belts in the Audi S6 of course operate in conjunction with belt force limiters. There are belt tensioners for the front seats' restraint systems as standard. Audi backguard provides protection in the case of a rear-end impact.
The safety contribution of the daytime running lights on the new Audi S6, which simultaneously represent an unmistakable design feature, should not be underestimated. The separate LED daytime running lights, each of which consists of five white light-emitting diodes and consumes only a minimal amount of energy – the individual diodes have a rating of just one watt – are a striking touch at the front of the S6. Furthermore, the flat light strips underneath the side air inlets underscore the flat, road-centred proportions of the S6 and emphasise its status as a genuine sports car.
The equipment, data and prices stated here refer to the model range offered for sale in Germany. Subject to amendment; errors and omissions excepted.