Audi S6 Sedan (4G,C7) 2014 Design Interior Exterior – Audi S6 Sedan exterior styling is in an uncomfortable no-man’s land at the top of the A6 food chain but clearly less aggressive than the RS6 Avant above it. Similar to the current A5/S5/RS5 line, the S6 shares all critical body panels with the A6 and doesn’t get any of the RS-style fender flares, 3D Quattro badging in the lower grille, or the latest huge twin oval exhausts in the rear.
With the current Audi S6 Sedan subtle details the only ways to differentiate the model on the road, the value proposition changes from showy cruiser into sleeper performance monster. For all the extra drama in the BMW M6 GranCoupe ’s styling, there is a large segment of buyers who prefer to walk more softly.
The black optics package looks sharp with the gloss-black grille housing and a total chrome delete for the rest of the body. For ultimate Q-car appeal, the black pack also ditches the aluminum mirror housings in favor of body-colored items. There’s no question that the changes help make the look more menacing.
The other changes versus the A6 include the V8T badges on both front fenders and Audi S6 Sedan exclusive psuedo-foglamps in the lower bumper region. While these look like projector foglights, they are actually the radar and camera arrays for the 2014’s active safety tech and night vision. The brake calipers are painted black with an S6 emblem, and the car has deeper and sharper rocker panel extensions.
The S6 comes with standard Xenon Plus headlights that include the LED running lights. Full-LED lamps are optional and significantly enhance the car’s style over the boring projector-beam bi-xenons. Finally, the red-trimmed S6 badge lives in the grille where lesser models would have nothing or a simply chrome Quattro badge.
The corporate sharing is less of a problem inside the Audi S6 Sedan, due to the extremely high standard of base A6 sedans. The S6 comes at an $11,000 premium versus loaded A6 S-line models and puts about half of that money into including more standard features.
The S6 now includes MMI Navigation and the upgraded Bose audio system as standard. It also packs new, sportier 12-way power seats that buyers can order with very handsome quilted leather for the seat bases. The fine-grain Ash trim replaces dark Walnut for the S6 but options also include, brushed aluminum, carbon-fiber or layered Oak options.
Super-premium 22-way power seats are an S6-exclusive option. The S6 has a touch of added cache, via the exclusive illuminated door sills with an S6 logo, unique S6-branded welcome screen graphics and new grey gauge faces with white needles and yet more S6 badges.
The Audi S6 Sedan biggest changes for 2014 are the inclusion of the driver assistance package that brings adaptive cruise control. The S6 also bundles a number of other systems into the Innovation package that includes night vision and a heads-up display projection on the windshield. The S6 also includes active noise cancellation via the Bose stereo something not offered on lesser A6 sedans.
Audi S6 Sedan (4G,C7) 2014 Design Interior Exterior