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Parkers overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
  • Five-star Euro NCAP crash-test rating
  • Vast suite of driver-assistance kit
  • The A6 should be a safe family car

Audi's reputation for producing safe cars is reinforced with the A6 Saloon, 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 kit to this generation.

Standard safety kit includes:

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

  • Matrix or HD 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’ve also got 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.

WATCH: Audi A6 Saloon Euro NCAP crash test

  • More room for passengers
  • Wider boot opening
  • Shouldn’t be troublesome to park

Audi A6 Saloon: will my family fit?

The A6’s cabin is bigger than before and very cleverly designed, which helps to maximise practicality. Our testers 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’ve got two more cupholders up front, a covered cubby between the front seats and generously sized glovebox and door pockets.

Audi A6 Saloon: will it fit in my garage?

The 2018 Audi A6 not only has a larger overall boot capacity than the previous model, 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 will fold down as standard, and it’s likely a ski hatch will be available too.

Audi A6 Saloon: will my luggage fit?

The 2018 Audi A6 not only has a larger overall boot capacity than the previous model, 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 will fold down as standard, and it’s likely a ski hatch will be available too.


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
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • 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
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Black Edition equipment

Black Edition standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Sports seats
Black Edition optional equipment
None available

S Line equipment

S Line standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Sports seats
S Line optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Leather seat trim
Sport optional equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

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%
Pedestrian: 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.