2008 Audi A6 Interior

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2008 Audi A6 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2008 Audi A6 was new.


Interior: 8.7

Reviewers say the 2008 A6's interior falls in line with Audi's long standing reputation for cabin elegance and sophistication. The A6 sedan has high-quality materials, technical advancements and ample seating for four as well as good cargo room.

The A6 seats four comfortably. Edmunds says that the 2008 Audi A6 "offers one of the finest interiors of any midsize luxury sedan," and adds "If you bought an A6 for the sake of luxury appointments alone, you wouldn't be disappointed." The "smart, modern ambience," of the 2008 Audi A6 interior, states Consumer Guide, is one of the many advantages of owning an Audi.


The A6 can seat four passengers in comfort and class. Automobile Magazine calls the 2008 Audi A6 interior a portrait of "ergonomic efficiency." U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman states that the 2008 Audi A6 interior "feels both large and small at the same time," with lavish front and back space and assuring controls and shifter. New Car Test Drive claims that "everything is oriented around the driver," inside the A6, with a center console and control panel defining the driver's space while being an arms' length away. Edmunds adds that the A6's "spacious interior" has "comfortable seats excellent for long distance touring."

Many reviews noted the backseat is suitable for child-size passengers, but a tight fit for adult riders. Rear seating has "loads of space," states U.S. News reviewer Rick Newman, "fit for a little prince or princess," with two cupholders, fold-down armrest, overhead lighting and A/C vents. Kelley Blue Book states that although backseat passengers have ample room, the center seat is stiff and uncomfortable. Cars.com reviewers find the back seat of the A6 "adequate" for two.

Interior Features

Of the many standard A6 interior features, perhaps the most controversial is the "MMI", Audi's multimedia interface. The MMI manages the audio system, lighting, the heated seats and even the suspension. Kelley Blue Book calls the MMI gauges "especially easy to read," while Automobile Magazine calls the system "very intuitive to use." Many reviewers consider it easier to use than BMW's much maligned "i-Drive" multimedia interface.

In contrast, some find the MMI irritating and difficult to use. The Washington Post says it's ridden with "unnecessary complexity," citing it as more distracting and less intuitive than traditional controls.  The Arizona Republic auto reviewers agree, calling the MMI "simply a pain."

CNET notes that the optional navigation system is nicely integrated into the MMI, finding it "particularly usable even though it lacks a touch screen." Again, more conflicting views: Automobile.com finds the Audi navigation system confusing. Cars.com concludes that, "Most controls are satisfactory, but Audi's MMI setup is still too complicated and the display screen isn't in the driver's line of sight."


The A6 can haul an "impressive" amount in its "cavernous" trunk, states Automobile Magazine. The trunk space can hold up to 15.9 cubic feet, with the split-folding rear seats adding more cargo space. New Car Test Drive auto reviewers agree, finding the trunk spacious but citing the trunk opening as small.

Inside the cabin, the interior doesn't offer many places to put stuff, says New Car Test Drive, since the glovebox is small and already houses the CD changer. In addition, New Car Test Drive auto writers don't find the cup holders inside the A6 cabin "positioned well."

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