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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Audi A6 gained a maximum star rating for occupant protection in official European crash tests and comes with a great deal of safety features as standard. Traction control, electronic stability control (which helps the driver regain control during a skid) and active head restraints (which reduce the risk of 'whiplash' injury) are fitted as standard.

Six airbags (twin front, side and curtain airbags) are also standard.

The E-Class estate offers more volume than A6 Avant, but unless you regularly carry huge amounts of gear, you're unlikely to be left wanting with the cavernous Avant. The boot has plenty of scope for fitting dividers and securing load nets to ensure everything is held in place. Capacity is 565 litres with the rear seats in place up to window height and 1660 litres up to roof height with the rear seats folded.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A6 Avant (05-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Sat Nav

Le Mans equipment

Le Mans standard equipment
  • CD
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Le Mans optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

Limited Edition equipment

Limited Edition standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Limited Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
S Line optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

Euro NCAP Rating

The Audi A6 Avant (05-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.