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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Audi A6 gained a maximum star rating for occupant protection in official European crash tests and comes with a great deal of safety features as standard. Traction control, electronic stability control (which helps the driver regain control during a skid) and active head restraints (which reduce the risk of whiplash injuries) are fitted as standard.

Every car also comes with six airbags (twin front, side and curtain airbags).

The boot offers a decent luggage capacity of 546 litres - that's slightly bigger than alternatives like the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes E-Class. The load area itself is wide and fairly easy to access, although the boot lip is quite high. However the rear seats split 60/40 and fold down so you can carry longer items. Up front there's good storage with a decent size glovebox plus an additional cubby in the armrest between the front seats.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Audi A6 Saloon (04-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • 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
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Folding rear seats
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Sat Nav

Le Mans equipment

Le Mans standard equipment
  • CD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
Le Mans optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

Limited Edition equipment

Limited Edition standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
Limited Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim

S line equipment

S line standard equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
S line optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

Euro NCAP Rating

The Audi A6 Saloon (04-11) 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.