Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Audi A6 1998

2.4 , 4 door saloon

Test Date: Mar 2000

Audi A6 crash test picture Crash Star Rating Crash Rating 3 Stars
Front-impact score
Side-impact score
Seat belt reminder
Total score
9 (56.0%)
14 (78.0%)
Pedestrian Star Rating Pedestrian Rating 2 Stars
Pedestrian-test score 11 (31.0%)

Compare with other cars in the Executive Car category

Audi modified the A6 after initial testing because the airbag fired late. Changes made included a new airbag crash sensor and load-limiting front belts and the company has said that the upgraded car tested here is available now. Still, protection for the driver's chest was not as good as that of some rivals. The A6's pedals were found to be loose after the test - they are designed to break away in a serious impact. The car will pass side-impact legislation taking effect from October. Tests to assess pedestrian protection found the bumper and bonnet's leading edge were likely to cause injury, The bonnet rated better for head impacts.

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Marginal
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Marginal
Driver right lower leg - Marginal Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Adequate Passenger left lower leg - Marginal
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Marginal
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Rating applies from June 1998, VINs from WAUZZZ4BZXN002665