The interior of the new Audi A6* and Audi A6 Avant* offers plenty of space thanks to the long wheelbase of 2,912 millimeters (9.6 ft). Wide and tall door openings provide comfortable access for all passengers. Stepless door stays keep the doors in position when opened; power-assisted closing is optional. Even tall passengers will find the rear compartment comfortable.
There is a choice of four types of front seats. 10-way, manually adjustable seats are standard. Options include a lumbar support, power adjustment and multi-stage ventilation and heating. The individual contour seats feature 18-way power adjustment with memory function. Their side bolsters and lumbar support can be adjusted pneumatically. With the optional massage function, the user can select from five different intensities in five different programs to have ten air chambers massage their back. The sport seats feature pronounced side bolsters, pull-out seat cushions and power lumbar supports. The S sport seats provide even greater stability and integrated head restraints.
The controls in the new A6 models from Audi are clear and easy to understand, and the instruments are easy to read. The driver information system between the speedometer and tachometer is available with a monochrome 5.0-inch display (MMI radio upward) and in a color version with a 7.0-inch diameter. It consolidates all important information and settings in one place, including the efficiency program with tips for an economical driving style.
The driver information system is operated via the standard leather multifunction steering wheel. A variety of steering wheel variants are also available, including some with shift paddles in models equipped with automatic transmissions (standard in the 3.0 TDI clean diesel biturbo). The second control level is the standard MMI control unit on the console of the center tunnel. The on-board MMI monitor (either 6.5 or 8.0 inches diagonally) automatically emerges from the instrument panel when the system is turned on.
One of the strengths of the new Audi A6 and Avant is the standard, highly efficient, deluxe automatic air conditioning. The optional four-zone version of this system includes individual controls for the rear-seat passengers. The optional head-up display is another highlight from Audi. It projects all important car, navigation, traffic sign and assistance system information in color onto the windshield, where this information appears in front of the driver roughly in line with the headlights.
The sportily elegant lines of the exterior carry over to the interior design. The large inlay, the wrap-around, runs in an arc below the windshield and terminates in the front doors. The low, seemingly weightless instrument panel rounds off the concept of the taut lines with an elegant sweep. The wide, asymmetric center console emphasizes the orientation toward the driver.
Uncompromising: fit and finish
The materials have been selected and crafted with the utmost care. Elements such as the air vent thumb wheels or the buttons of the MMI control unit shine with a fine, aluminum-look finish. The selector lever and quattro badge on the cover of the glove compartment have also been redesigned. The optional lighting package or the ambient lighting with its LEDs and light guides highlight the interior in the dark.
The designers have also reorganized the colors and materials used in the cabin as part of the model refresh. The standard seats can be ordered either with the standard cloth upholstery or with Milano leather. Valcona leather is an additional option for the individual contour seats, and an Alcantara/leather combination is available for the sport seats. The S sports seats are upholstered exclusively in particularly high-grade Valcona leather.
The spectrum of interior colors is also diverse. The palette has been completely revised and now contains four standard colors, plus specific S line, allroad and S model colors. The Audi design selections flint gray (A6) and salsa red (S6) set special accents and boast coordinated leather shades, contrasting stitching and decorative inlays. Several leather packages and items from the Audi exclusive range round out the palette.
Large inlays in the doors, on the instrument panel and the center console leave their mark on the design of the interiors in all models of the new A6 family. Satin finish, silver-gray and satin finish, silver-beige are standard here. Options include aluminum delta silver; black piano finish; walnut, dark brown; Beaufort walnut and aluminum/Beaufort, black.
The S line sport package provides for even more sportiness. Black is the dominant color in the interior. S line embossing and contrasting stitching adorn the backrests of the sport seats. The inlays are matt brushed aluminum, with piano finish, aluminium/Beaufort and other woods from the standard range available as options. Seat coverings in light lunar silver are available in addition to the black seats.
The new Audi A6 Sedan offers 530 liters (18.7 cu ft) of trunk space, with the A6 Avant offering 565 liters (20.0 cu ft) in the basic configuration. The split rear back seats fold down easily, thus increasing the volume to 1,680 liters (59.3 cu ft). A through-loading facility, bag hooks, a side fastening belt, a dirt-resistant tray beneath the load floor and the roof railing are standard, as are the rails at the edges of the load floor with movable lashing points.
Audi also offers a ski/snowboard bag, a load-securing kit and a reversible mat for the new A6 Avant. Both the Sedan and Avant are available with a power trunk/tailgate. In combination with the likewise optional convenience key, the driver can open the trunk/tailgate by making a kicking gesture with his or her foot. This package also includes the power luggage compartment cover, which runs along rails in the D-pillar trim. The new Audi A6 models can tow loads between 1.6 and 2.1 metric tons (braked, eight percent gradient), depending on the engine variant.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.