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Audi A6 saloon (2011-2018) - Practicality & boot space

The Audi A6 has a bigger boot than a BMW 5 Series and plenty of interior storage

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Most Audi A6s will be used as family transport and there should be plenty of space for everyone. The Audi’s boot is bigger than the BMW 5 Series’ and falls just short of the capacity offered by the Mercedes E-Class. And if the car is used for business trips, there’s plenty of space in the back for taller adults. All Audi A6s come with separate climate control zones for all four occupants, a feature that’s still rare in any class.

Audi A6 interior space & storage

Front-seat passengers in the Audi A6 are unlikely to feel short-changed, as there's plenty of head and legroom. Large windows mean that the Audi feels airier inside than some of its rivals. There’s also plenty of leg and shoulder room in the back, despite the A6 being slightly shorter than the model it replaced, and even tall adults will have plenty of headroom.

As many A6s are used as regular family transport, there are plenty of smaller cubbyholes dotted around the interior, including a lidded storage area between the two front seats, cup-holders, door bins and a decent-sized glovebox.

Boot space

Boot space is good, too – the Audi’s 530-litre capacity matches the BMW 5 Series and is only slightly behind what you get in the Mercedes E-Class. Drop the rear seats down and boot space grows to 995 litres. The seats also split 60:40 (a cost option on the BMW and Mercedes) so you can carry longer items while also leaving room for two rear-seat passengers.

As with any saloon car, the Audi A6 suffers from a small boot opening and quite a high lip, but if you want a more practical luggage carrier, you’d be better off going for the Audi A6 Avant estate. It has a 565-litre boot that expands to a massive 1,680 litres with the rear seats folded down.

Towing

All models of Audi A6 can tow up to 2,000kg, while choosing a 3.0-litre diesel model increases the limit slightly to 2,100kg.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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