Parkers overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8
  • Generous passenger room front and back
  • Boot the same size as before, smaller than E-Class
  • Great shape and good access, though

The RS 6 Avant is much the same inside as the A6 it's based upon. So, it's smaller overall than the previous-generation car, but a longer wheelbase means there's more room inside for passengers front and rear. Although the sports seats are bulkier than standard A6 items, you'll still get a great deal of adjustment and anyone should find getting comfortable nice and easy.

One of the biggest benefits of the RS 6 is the huge amount of rear legroom on offer, although the fifth seat is penalised quite a bit by the wide transmission tunnel that runs through it and stands tall of the floor. There is a fair bit of shoulder width for the fifth passenger though, so it's swings and roundabouts.

Audi RS 6 Avant 2020 rear seats

Standard-fit parking sensors and reversing camera aid manoeuvrability, as does plenty of glass to help see out when parking. However, it's a wide car, and those extended wheelarches will add to the feeling of unwieldiness in tight places – the 360-degree camera is an option well worth specifying.

What's the boot like?

Again, the same as the standard A6. That means a seats-up capacity of 565 litres and a seats-folded figure of 1,680 litres. That means it's far from being the biggest estate car in its class, the opening is well shaped and there are useful latching points in the rear.

For comparison, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate has a positively enormous 640 litres of space (seats up), while the BMW 5 Series Touring noses ahead with 570 litres.

Audi RS6 Avant safety

  • Five-star crash-test score for standard A6 
  • Huge amount of safety kit available… 
  • RS 6 unlikely to be tested separately

The RS 6 Avant hasn't specifically been crash-tested by Euro NCAP, and it's unlikely to be, but the closely-related A6 Saloon scored a five-star rating when it was scrutinised in autumn 2018.

Specific to the RS 6 are HD matrix LED headlights with laser light are standard so there’ll be no problems seeing or being seen, plus there are more than 30 driver assistance systems to help you on your way.

These include:

  • Adaptive cruise control with lane-tracking function
  • Emergency assist
  • Crossing assist
  • Rear cross traffic assist
  • Audi pre sense front and rear

Audi A6 crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A6 RS6 Avant.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • 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
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Carbon Black equipment

Carbon Black standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Metallic Paint
Carbon Black optional equipment
None available

Nogaro Edition equipment

Nogaro Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Roof rails
Nogaro Edition optional equipment
  • Metallic Paint

Vorsprung equipment

Vorsprung standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
Vorsprung optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Audi A6 RS6 Avant 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.