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Well-equipped and beautifully crafted interior
Elegantly understated appearance
The S6 has a powerful presence
Well-appointed interior and understated appearance
Beautifully crafted, the 2008 Audi S6 has a style that just about anyone can appreciate. TheCarConnection.com finds it is understated, yet elegant and luxurious: a worthy combination.
Edmunds calls the Audi S6 "a fine machine" but laments its small size in comparison to "its prime competitors, the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG." Even so, the design of the 2008 Audi S6 is not intimidating or outlandish, says MyRide.com. The car's appearance is "elegantly understated," according to Autoblog, noting the Audi 2008 has a "supremely athletic presence." For instance, "the eye-catching single-frame grille displays the S6 emblem, and its vertical aluminum-look struts are of a double design by way of further differentiation." MyRide.com also notes more badges and body elements than previous years. There are even 10 horizontally positioned LED lights that distinguish the Audi S6 from other cars on the road. For those seeking "an additional sporty highlight," the "spoiler lip" at the front of the car should be the finishing touch, says Autoblog.
Moving on to the interior, Edmunds professes the 2008 Audi S6 contains such niceties as leather upholstery with a "well-equipped and beautifully crafted interior." ForbesAutos reports that the optional Leather Dash Package has a "delicate grain and contrast stitching" reminding the reviewer much of a "finely tailored suit." However, Cars.com is quick to note much of what makes this Audi 2008 model luxurious was already included in the "S-line trim on the regular A6."
TheCarConnection.com’s editors drove the new Audi S6 and note it bears the classic roofline arc and “tornado” line running along the lower sills like the lesser A6 sedans. The wide-mouth grille takes away from its dramatic silhouette--but the lower ride height and details give it a more menacing look. The interior's typically Audi, with fine function, but it's not as appealing as the dash in older Audis. The dash has less high-end trim, it’s taller, and more black plastic faces the driver. The S6 also wears a shiny carbon-fiber trim that's not very rich-looking.
The 2008 Audi S6 is more elegant than extroverted; inside, it’s a little less appealing than expected.