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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

There's not much difference between the S6 cabin and that of the standard A6. The dashboard is angled towards the drive and is well laid out with easy to use controls and a neat central information screen. The steering adjusts for reach and height and there is a range of adjustment for the front seats while the long cabin produces a large glass area, resulting in good all-round visibility.

Everything feels well make and materials are top quality while the S6 gets unique carbon-fibre and aluminium trim.

The S6 has a roomy interior, easily large enough to accommodate five adults. Air conditioning and electric windows are standard, and the Audi comes with an electronic parking brake which is activated through a switch on the centre console. Long distance refinement is compromised however by the firm suspension which results in an uncomfortable ride over rough surfaces while hard driving with the gearbox in sport mode is accompanied by relatively violent gearchanges which may unsettle passengers.

Reverting to the standard mode results in smoother progress.