AUDI A6 2005

The Audi A6 hitting the barrier in the frontal offset test.

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5 ANCAP Star RatingANCAP Logo
Crash TestScoreMaximum Score
Overall Score33.3out of 37
Frontal Offset test13.3out of 16
Side impact test16out of 16
Pole test (Optional)2out of 2
Bonus points2out of 3
Data suplied by euroNCAP


The tested model of Audi A6 was introduced in Australia during 2004.

The Audi A6 scored 13.30 out of 16 in the offset crash test. There was a slight risk of serious chest and leg injury for the driver.

The vehicle scored 16 out of 16 in the side impact crash test. A further 2 points were scored in the optional pole test.

Vehicles tested after 1 January 2008 require Electronic Stability Control in order achieve a 5 star rating. This vehicle was tested prior to this date and may or may not meet this new requirement.

The left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.


Safety Feature Summary

The safety feature information below is subject to change without notice. For up to date safety feature specifications for all variants, please see the safety feature table to the right or contact the manufacturer.

Dual front airbags, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. ABS brakes and electronic stability control are also standard. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.

The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pre-tensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point seat belt.

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Frontal Offset Crash Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Frontal Offset* 13.3 pts (out of 16)
Head/Neck 4 pts
Chest 3.48 pts
Upper Legs 2 pts
Lower Legs 3.82 pts

The passenger compartment held its shape well in the offset crash test. The accelerator pedal moved rearwards by 48mm and the clutch upwards 5mm. The steering wheel hub moved forwards 13mm and sideways 13mm. The front ("A") pillar moved 4mm rearwards. The width of the driver's doorway shortened by 2mm. All doors remained closed during the crash. After the crash all doors could be opened with normal effort.

The airbag cushioned the head of the driver and contact was stable. Steering column components were a potential source of injury for the driver's knees. Glove box components were a potential source of injury for the passenger's knees.

What is frontal offset test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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Side Impact Test Results

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Region Score Score Type Maximum Score
Side Impact* 16 pts (out of 16)
Head 4 pts
Chest 4 pts
Abdomen 4 pts
Pelvis 4 pts

The vehicle was eligible for an optional pole impact test, since it had head-protecting side airbags and scored four points for the head in the side impact test. The manufacturer decided to go ahead with the pole test and the vehicle earned a further two points.

What is side impact test?

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) provides consumers with independent and transparent information on the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by different new car models, in the most common types of crashes, through its star rating program.



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1-Star Pedestrian Rating

Pedestrian Summary

A seperate pedestrian test was conducted and the Audi A6 obtained a 1 star rating (the more stars the better).


Pedestrian Rating Explained

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Combined Fuel Consumption CO2 Greenhouse Rating Air Pollution Rating Overall Rating
9.8 L/100km 230 g/km

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