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Audi A6 RS6 boot space, practicality and safety

2008 - 2010 (change model)
Practicality rating: 4 out of 54.0

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019

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.

Euro NCAP rating

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Adult Occupant: 5 out of 5
Child Occupant: 4 out of 5
Vulnerable Road User: 1 out of 5

Equipment and options

Each trim level will have different equipment offerings.
Basic equipment (34)
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • 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
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
Standard Trim Standard Equipment
  • n/a
Standard Trim Optional Equipment (3)
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails


Length 4928mm
Width 2051mm
Height 1456mm
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