Audi is on its way of revamping its entire line-up. It started with the flagship A8 revealed last year as the tour de force followed by the funky A7 four-door coupe. Now it’s the mid-size executive sedan’s turn to enter the new generation. Audi has officially teased the new fifth generation A6 in a short teaser video hinting at an imminent reveal.
The C8 A6 is built ground-up on the new MLB Evo platform and will carry forward the same design language that has been set by the new A8 and the A7. The LED headlight design, as can be seen in the video, looks similar to its siblings. The A6 has been spotted on many occasions undergoing tests both in sedan and Avant (estate) guise already.
We can safely say that the new A6 will feature an aggressive stance with sleeker headlamps and a characteristic cascading grille. The sedan will retain its unmistakable silhouette with large overhangs and sporty stance. The A6 is the third largest sedan in Audi’s line-up. The tail lights too in the new Audi fashion will run across the tailgate similar to its elder siblings. On the inside, we can clearly see the Audi’s Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster. The cabin will surely come with added features and creature comfort compared to the current car.
The new platform will help the executive sedan lose some extra weight thanks to the extensive use of aluminium in the construction. There is no information on what will power the new A6 but we know the sedan will borrow its powertrain from the other two Four Rings. So you could expect an option of a turbocharged four-cylinder to up to a 3.0-litre V6 under the hood channelled through a seven-speed DCT. The 48-volt mild hybrid system is also on the cards which is standard on the other two Audis.
We expect Audi to reveal the new A6 at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show as the Swiss platform is one the biggest platform of the automotive calendar. The Ingolstadt-based carmaker plans a model offensive of 15+ vehicles in 2018 which should be spearheaded by the new A6 sedan. When launched, the A6 will continue its fray with the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Jaguar XF, Cadillac CT6 and the Volvo S90.