The next-generation Audi A6 is slated to arrive for the 2018 model year. It will be among the brand’s first all-new models since Marc Lichte took over Audi’s design department in 2014. He has stated on several occasions that the brand’s lineup needs more distinctive visual changes in the future. The new A6 will follow in the footsteps of the 2018 A8 that announces the company’s latest design philosophy. As a matter of fact, Audi has already showcased the new design language with the recent Prologue concept. According to some reports, the 2018 Audi A6 could go on sale in early 2018.
Design and Features
Alongside the new A7 and A8, the 2018 Audi A6 will ride on the company’s modular-longitudinal MLB Evo platform. Its flexibility will allow for front- and all-wheel drive as well as a slew of driver aid assistance systems. The new platform will also bring various body styles including sedan, long-wheelbase sedan, wagon, and A7 hatchback. The upcoming A6 will have a slightly longer wheelbase and much shorter overhangs than its predecessor. As a result, it will feature a sportier appearance as well as more a more spacious cabin. When it comes to exterior styling, the A6 will borrow heavily from the Prologue concept model. Expect its front fascia to sport a wide hexagonal front grille and angular headlights with LED graphics. Both the hood and side body panels will get much more dramatic lines than before.
On the inside, the 2018 Audi A6 will feature the automaker’s new interior layout. Similar to the current Audi TT, it should come with a large central display and two touchscreens in the center of the dashboard. The A6’s cabin will boast a generally cleaner look than it is the case today. There will be very few physical buttons which should give this model a new level of sophistication. Expect also to see a new connectivity platform that incorporates wireless local network technology.
2018 Audi A6 Engine Range
The new Audi A6 2018 will continue to use a wide array of gasoline and diesel four-cylinder engines. The range will consist mostly of upgraded versions of today’s powertrains. Their power outputs will be similar to those found in the new A4 sedan. The more upscale variants of the A6 will benefit from new 3.0-liter V6 and 4.0-liter V8 units developed jointly by Audi and Porsche. Also,the next-gen Audi A6 will offer a gas-electric or diesel-electric plug-in hybrid system.
The all-new A6 will finally bring a visual redesign than doesn’t appear as a modest facelift. If you add this new quality to its improved chassis and mechanics, the 2018 Audi A6 will be a formidable competitor in the premium segment.