Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The standard A6 model achieved the maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP safety ratings so Audi S6 safety should be just as good. Standard kit includes front airbags with front deactivation, side head airbags, stability control and seatbelt monitoring. As well as this there are a number of safety options available. Potential customers can specify adaptive cruise control with stop and go, active lane assist, speed limit display and night vision assistant that detects pedestrians that are in the path of the car.

If you are after a quick car but need some added practicality, then the Avant model is the best option. This version has a more-than-useful loadspace of 565 litres with the rear seats in place. Drop the rear seats and this expands to a substantial 1,680 litres. This doesn’t mean the saloon model is useless, however. The bootspace on this model is 530 litres and easily trumps the BMW 5 Series' rather measly 375 litres of loadspace.

As well as the loadspace, there are plenty of useful spaces around the cabin with a sizeable glovebox and decent-sized door pockets.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A6 S6 (12-18).

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

S6 equipment

S6 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
S6 optional equipment
  • Roof rails

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Audi A6 S6 (12-18) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2011 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2011
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 91%
Child Occupant: 83%
Vulnerable Road Users: 41%
Safety Assist: 86%

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.