Audi A6 Receives 5-Star Euro NCAP Rating [Video]
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The results for adult occupant protection in a frontal or side collision and the child safety and pedestrian protection place the new Audi A6 among the safest cars in its class.
The scores awarded by the testers to the A6 for driver and passenger protection in frontal and side impact collisions brought the car the top rating of five stars.
In terms of active safety, the Audi A6 offers an integral pedestrian protection system with standard daytime running lights and optional night vision assistant with a pedestrian warning. Additional driver assistance systems include Audi active lane assist or the all-weather light with adaptive headlight range control.
“The Audi pre sense system is a milestone in active safety. In situations where a collision is likely, the “Audi pre sense plus” system initiates partial braking. If a collision is unavoidable, the partial braking is followed by a full deceleration that reduces the intensity of the impact. Target braking assists drivers in situations where they do not apply sufficient braking force despite having received visual and acoustic warnings,” the company explains.
However, the European safety watch dog thinks that the A6 only just meet Euro NCAP's 2011 pedestrian requirements for a 5 star rating but it wouldn’t meet the more stringent 5 star requirement of 60% coming into effect in 2012.
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