2021 Audi S6 review

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Audi S6 highlights

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  • Quick performance
  • Spacious cabin
  • Excellent in-car tech


  • Lacks small item storage
  • Limited cargo storage
  • Low seating makes entry/exit challenging

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 28 highway, 22 combined

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All Audi S6 years

What is new for the 2021 Audi S6?

  • S6 trims have been upgraded with Panoramic Sunroof and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment this year.
  • A/C Seat(s) features are now available as options on select trims.

2021 Audi S6 trims

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Premium Plus:

  • 444-hp, 443-lb-ft of torque 2.9L
  • Sunroofs
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Power Seats
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  • Includes all features available on the Premium Plus
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Head Up Display
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid

5 reasons to buy the 2021 Audi S6

1. Exhilarating performance 

The Audi S6 caters to enthusiasts seeking power and refinement in their daily drives. The 2021 S6's potent turbocharged 2.9L V6, delivering 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, ensures a thrilling acceleration experience. Covering zero to 60 mph in an estimated 4.3 seconds, this midsize luxury sedan is ideal if you appreciate swift and sophisticated performance. The optional adaptive air suspension system complements the ride, seamlessly transitioning between comfortable cruising and dynamic handling. Whether navigating city streets or enjoying open roads, the 2021 S6 adapts to varied driving scenarios, making it an ideal choice if you're looking for performance and comfort while on the go. 

2. Sure-footed handling 

The standard all-wheel-drive system enhances the 2021 Audi S6's dynamic performance by ensuring skillful handling in different driving conditions. This system distributes power to each wheel, enhancing the midsize sedan's traction and stability so you can confidently commute, carpool, and run errands. The 2021 S6's well-tuned suspension further contributes to its exceptional handling, balancing sporty responsiveness with refined comfort. Whether navigating winding roads with spirited driving or embarking on daily commutes, the S6 delivers a stable and controlled ride for enjoyable journeys. 

3. Comfortable interior 

The 2021 Audi S6 treats your occupants to luxurious comfort with its thoughtfully crafted interior. Front-row passengers enjoy leather-upholstered sports seats with eight-way power adjustments and heat functions, promoting a personalized and relaxing driving experience. You and your passengers also benefit from abundant legroom, with 41.3 inches in the front and 37.4 inches in the rear. A sunroof enhances the interior, allowing natural light to fill the cabin, while the four-zone automatic climate control ensures optimal comfort for everyone on board. 

4. Modern technology 

Stay connected and entertained on the road with the Audi S6's enticing suite of standard technology features. All 2021 models include a 10.1-inch touchscreen with an intuitive navigation system and Audi's Virtual Cockpit, which boasts a customizable interface in the instrument panel. Audiophiles are treated to a premium sound experience courtesy of the 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen® stereo system. The 2021 S6 also embraces modern connectivity with wireless Apple CarPlay® and wired Android Auto integration for your devices. 

5. Driver assistance features 

The 2021 Audi S6 comes packed with several driver assistance features, ensuring elevated awareness with every drive. Standard front and rear parking sensors and lane departure and forward collision warning systems equip you with the tools to navigate various driving scenarios. The automatic front emergency braking system adds more confidence by intervening when necessary. Lastly, the 360-degree parking camera enhances your overall attention, providing a comprehensive view of your surroundings when maneuvering through crowded parking lots or tight garages.

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Ratings & reliability

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Below Average

RepairPal gave the Audi S6 an overall reliability rating of 2 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Below Average. This rating ranks Audi S6 43rd out of 48 among Luxury Fullsize Cars.

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Audi S6 features and specs

Premium Plus 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Seat Massagers

Drive Wheels

All Wheel (4WD/AWD)

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.3"/R 37.4"

Head room

F 38"/R 38.1"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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