Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The RS6 was awarded a maximum five-star crash safety rating by Euro NCAP, along with an impressive four out of four stars for child safety. It comes with six airbags as standard (twin front, side and curtain) plus active head restraints that reduce the risk of whiplash injuries. Because of the immense power available, the RS6 also features an upgraded version of the Electronic Stability Programme which helps the driver regain control during a skid while larger ventilated brake discs are standard.

Buyers can upgrade to high performance ceramic brakes for exceptional stopping performance, although this comes at an extra cost of £6,250.

Audi is keen to promote the Avant version of the RS6 as the 'only car you'll ever need' and claims it combines performance and practicality. It boasts the same boot capacity as the standard A6 Avant with 565 litres of space available. Although the rear seat backs don't fold flat, there's an underfloor storage tray and no boot lip - making loading heavy or awkward items easier.

With the seats folded down, the load area increases to 1,660 litres - on par with the M5 Touring but smaller than the Mercedes E63 AMG Estate. A load area fixing kit with a telescopic bar and securing belt for dividing up the luggage compartment is available as an optional extra. The saloon has the same boot space as the standard four-door A6 and for long items the rear seats can be folded down too.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A6 RS6 (08-10).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • 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
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails

Euro NCAP Rating

The Audi A6 RS6 (08-10) 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.