2016 Audi S6 Review - Best Sports CarsMinutes after investing time in the freshened 2016 Audi A6 in Germany, we were tossed the keys to its enthusiast-tuned sibling, the Audi S6. In similar manner to its lower brethren, the S6 has actually likewise been upgraded for the 2016 model year with a make over, a boost in power and added technology.
Its aggressive attitude is heralded by a revamped signature single-frame grille, resculpted bumpers (front and back) and brand-new lights on both ends-- the Matrix LED headlamps fitted to our European test car are remarkable, but the United States DOT has guarantee that we won't see them (pun intended) in the meantime. The cabin appointments have gone even further high end, and the boosted MMI infotainment system now runs more fluidly thanks to a much faster NVIDIA graphics chip. The main instrument cluster, facing the operator, has been revamped to provide its own duplicate display screen to relieve the motorist's workload.
The 2016 Audi S6 In automatic mode the seven-speed transmission copes perfectly, but in manual mode it does not react to paddleshift pulls quickly enough, so you can unintentionally upchange or downchange twice when driving quickly if you choose an equipment simply as the ECU changes its mind.
Another flaw is the Audi Drive Select interface, which just offers far too much choice. There's an Efficiency mode, then Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual which lets you preset and save preferences for the engine, gearbox, trip comfort, guiding weight, exhaust noise and sport differential torque response.
It overcomplicates the S6, which is much better when simply left in Auto mode. The ride continues to be astutely managed unless you choose Dynamic mode, which makes it far too severe for British tarmac.
2016 Audi S6 Whatever you do with the settings, the steering continues to be completely numb and fairly light and lacking in feel. Add in the ever-present sense of weight in the car's nose and its tendency to understeer at the limit and you have actually got a car which is happy to be driven briskly, but doesn't actually wish to engage its motorist.