Facelift S6 from which plate onwards?

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Facelift S6 from which plate onwards?

Post by DazN » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:54 am

Hi,

I'm on the lookout for an S6 and think I want the facelifted version, I know the changes are minor and wondered on which year / plate the facelift happened? I have read it's 2015 so I'm assuming anything from a 15 plate onwards is the C7.5?

What are the obvious things to look for on Autotrader pictures, they look too similar.

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Re: Facelift S6 from which plate onwards?

Post by DazN » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:56 am

I thought it might be the fog lamps at the front as all the 13 plates on Autotrader don't have them, but newer ones do, however my theory has just been changed as there's a 16 plate without the fog lamps?
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Re: Facelift S6 from which plate onwards?

Post by Persuader » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:12 am

November 14 onwards.
Obvious tell is the slides rear indicators have different appearance. Front grill is different shape.


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Re: Facelift S6 from which plate onwards?

Post by Persuader » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:13 am

They are not fog lights they are radar units which are optional.

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Re: Facelift S6 from which plate onwards?

Post by DazN » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:37 pm

Persuader wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:13 am
They are not fog lights they are radar units which are optional.

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Ah, radar cruise control, I had that on my old S4. Cheers
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Re: Facelift S6 from which plate onwards?

Post by MikeFish » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:32 pm

Most obvious change was the front grille as me tioned above. It is much more angular on the facelift especially the bottom corners
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Re: Facelift S6 from which plate onwards?

Post by rjwojcik » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:07 pm

Could someone post some pics up on the front grill changes? I still can't tell the difference.
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Re: Facelift S6 from which plate onwards?

Post by Ircsome » Sat May 12, 2018 4:19 pm

Sweeping indicators too

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Re: Facelift S6 from which plate onwards?

Post by MikeFish » Sat May 12, 2018 7:46 pm

rjwojcik wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Could someone post some pics up on the front grill changes? I still can't tell the difference.
Go to google images and type Audi S6 2012 and Audi S6 2017. admittedly some of the 2012 images are of facelift cars but if you look at the bottom corner of the grille the pre facelift sort of sweeps around whereas the post facelift it's a sort of more obvious change of direction. However, to distinguish between the 2 just now it seems the DRLs are the most obvious difference. Go on auto trader and look at S6 made up to 2014 as these will all defo be pre facelift and look at the shape of the front DRLs. Then look at a 2017 car and notice the differences; this is how to tell.

Pre-facelift DRLs:
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Facelift DRL shape:
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