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2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet

Midsize convertible
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  • Side
    M
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
2
Driver and front passenger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes (beginning with 2007 models)
3
Rollover protection system (pop-up bars behind the rear seats)
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2009
G
M
P
2008
G
M
P
2007
G
M
P
2006
M
P
2005
M
P
2004
M
P
2003
M
P

Applies to 2003-09 models

Overall evaluation
M
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
P
Pelvis/leg
A
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
M
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Audi A4 Cabriolet was redesigned for the 2003 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. A left femur fracture would also be possible.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was hit by the interior side trim. This impact did not produce high head injury measures, but the head protection is inadequate.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0T convertible
Weight 3,825 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front seat-mounted combination head and torso airbags
Wheelbase104 in.
Length180 in.
Width70 in.
Engine2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 32 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0709
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-17.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0709
Head HIC-15306
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)56
Lateral force (kN)1.7
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)55
Average deflection (mm)49
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)6.64
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)1.47
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.7
Acetabulum force (kN)1.8
Combined force (kN)2.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.7
L-M moment (Nm)255
A-P moment (Nm) 48

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0709
Head HIC-15502
Neck
Tension (kN)1.9
Compression (kN)0.0
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)26
Lateral force (kN)1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)18
Average deflection (mm)13
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)1.83
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.18
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.2
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)73
A-P moment (Nm) -21

Applies to 2003-09 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower leather seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)68
Distance below top of head (mm)42
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.9
Head contact time (ms)90
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)184
Max neck tension (N)977

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