2010 Audi A6

large luxury car / 4-door sedan

2010 Audi A6 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Optional daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2005-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Audi A6 3.2 quattro 4-door 4wd

The Audi A6 was redesigned for the 2005 model year.

The frontal offset crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the A6, known as the A6 Avant, beginning with 2006 models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the roof rail, grab handle, and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal (shown with carpeting removed).

Side

Rating applies to 2005-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2005 Audi A6 3.2 quattro 4-door 4wd with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Audi A6 was redesigned for the 2005 model year.

The side impact crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the A6, known as the A6 Avant, beginning with 2006 models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Action shot taken during the side impact crash test showing the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy's head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2005-11 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Audi A6 3.2 4-door 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,855 lbs
Peak force 14,701 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.81

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2007-11 models built after November 2006

Seat type: Power leather seats built after Nov 2006

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry