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Audi A6 - Practicality, comfort and boot space

Audi worked hard to improve the A6’s interior space, and it shows

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Practicality, comfort and boot space Rating

4.5 out of 5

Price
£44,495 to £61,370
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​The Audi A6 has only grown in length by 7mm compared to the previous model, but by stretching the wheelbase by 12mm, greater gains have been achieved with regard to interior space.

Legroom, headroom and passenger space

Few complaints tend to be made about the environment offered in the front of large saloons, and that’s certainly the case in the A6. The driving position is excellent; the seats provide fine leg and back support, while a large central storage cubby and a brace of cupholders reside in the centre console.

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It’s in the rear where the most significant improvements have been made. Legroom in the back has increased by 17mm, while headroom is up by 10mm over the old A6. These sound like small numbers – and they are – but the overall impression is of a far more spacious car. 

Unless you’re sitting in the middle-rear seat, that is, where a significant transmission tunnel hump will force you to splay your legs in an ungainly and uncomfortable fashion – though this is something of a given in this class of car. 

Boot

Something else that’s a given with large executive saloons is a decent-sized boot. At 530 litres, the A6’s boot is competitive, but the prominent load lip, slightly odd shape, and relatively small loading aperture are arguably two of the reasons why SUVs have become so popular in recent years. In fairness, the A6 Avant caters to those needing more accessible and spacious luggage area. 

It’s important to stress the 530 litres boot capacity only applies to the petrol and diesel versions of the Audi A6. Because of the way the battery pack is positioned in the car, the plug-in hybrid TFSI e has a smaller 360 litre boot. 

Towing 

If you wish to tow with your A6, Audi offers a towing equipment pack that adds a trailer hitch to the back of this executive saloon. The 40 and 45 TFSI petrol engines, 40 TDI diesel and 50 TFSE e PHEV can all tow up 2000kg braked (or 750kg).

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Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    40 TFSI Sport 4dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £38,230

Most Economical

  • Name
    40 TDI Sport 4dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £40,655

Fastest

  • Name
    55 TFSI Quattro Sport 4dr S Tronic
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £50,415

Shane is responsible for looking after the day-to-day running of the Auto Express website and social media channels. Prior to joining Auto Express in 2021, he worked as a radio producer and presenter for outlets such as the BBC.

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