Audi has gone ahead and officially revealed the 2018 Audi A6. First things first, the new car is larger than before and sportier as well thanks to the wide one-piece grille and sloping roofline. Short overhangs, sharp creases on the flanks and a flatter C-pillar further add to the effect. The new design is more aerodynamically efficient than before, with a drag coefficient of just 0.24.
To make the car more agile, the new A6 has undergone significant weight reduction and now gets rear-wheel steering as standard. Not only does that reduce the turning circle but at higher speeds the rears turn in the same direction as the fronts for a more planted, stable feeling.
Audi has detailed two engines for the A6. The petrol powertrain is a turbocharged V6 making 335bhp and 500Nm, good for a 5.1-second sprint to 100kmph. It’s paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and puts the power to the road through a quattro all-wheel drive system. The 3.0-litre diesel option delivers 281bhp of power and 620Nm of torque, hooked up to an eight-speed automatic.
It gets plenty of tech too like semi-autonomous driver assistance technology. The car will autonomously pull into or out of parking spaces and garages, while top-spec cars are equipped with five radars, five cameras, twelve ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner.
The 2018 A6 will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and should make its way on to Indian shores by the end of 2018.