Parkers overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
  • Lots of room for passengers
  • Wide boot opening and lots of space
  • Shouldn’t be troublesome to park

The Audi A6’s cabin is bigger than the old model's and it's also more commodious than a Mercedes-Benz E-Class or BMW 5 Series. It's also very cleverly designed, which helps to maximise practicality. We noted it’s possible for tall adults to sit line-astern with ample leg and headroom, but the middle back seat is a little snug and probably best used for the armrest hidden in its back, which features a cubby and two cupholders.

You have two more cupholders up front, a covered cubby between the front seats, plus a generously sized glovebox and door pockets.

What's it like for luggage space?

Not only does this generation of A6 Saloon have a larger overall boot capacity than its predecessor - and exactly the same size as its main rival the BMW 5 Series - but it’s also got a wider opening, at 1,194mm.

A powered bootlid is an optional extra, and can be remote-operated via the car’s key. The rear seats fold down as standard, with a 60:40 split for added convenience.

Will it fit in the garage?

At 4,939mm long and 2,110mm wide, the A6 Saloon is not a small car by any stretch of the imagination. While that brings benefits in terms of interior and boot space, it can make it awkward to manoeuvre in tight car parks, let alone navigating it into parking bays.

Thankfully, sensors and a rear camera are on hand, but can be upgraded to a full 360-degree system with automatic parking as an optional extra - while these will help, there'll be no escaping that in many car parks a significant proportion of your Audi will be sat proud of the bay you're in.

Impressive safety credentials

  • Five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating
  • Vast suite of driver-assistance kit
  • Undoubtedly a safe family car

Audi's reputation for producing safe cars is reinforced with the A6, as illustrated by its five-star Euro NCAP crash-test score. Previous versions have also been impressive in this regard, and Audi has added a vast array more tech to this generation to keep it at the top of the pile.

Standard safety kit includes:

On top of all that, the following are available as optional extras:

  • Matrix or High Definition Matrix LED headlights
  • Headlamp cleaning system
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Head-up display – this doesn’t work with polarised sunglasses, though
  • Night vision – displayed on Virtual Cockpit
  • Automatic parking
  • Rear side airbags

You also have the City Assist Pack, which adds sensors that will stop the car moving a collision is detected, and the Driver Assistance – Tour Pack, which nets you adaptive cruise control, a feature to tell you when to take your foot off the throttle to save fuel, lane-departure warning, traffic sign recognition and automatic high-beam headlights.

Audi A6 Saloon Euro NCAP crash test

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A6 Saloon.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • 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
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Black Edition optional equipment
  • DVD

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S Line optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • DVD
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

S6 equipment

S6 standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S6 optional equipment
None available

S6 Vorsprung equipment

S6 Vorsprung standard equipment
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
S6 Vorsprung optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
Sport optional equipment
  • DVD

Vorsprung equipment

Vorsprung standard equipment
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Vorsprung optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Audi A6 Saloon was tested by Euro NCAP in 2018 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2018
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 85%
Vulnerable Road Users: 81%
Safety Assist: 76%

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.