A greatly camouflaged model of the 2018 Audi A6 saloon has been caught on camera. It was seen undergoing tests ahead of its anticipated launch.
Set to complete for sales against a new BMW 5 Series expected later on this year, our images expose that the next A6 will feature a lot of the styling cues from the smaller Audi A4, but with a more enforcing appearance thanks to its higher size. Saloon and Avant estate versions are expected, with quattro four-wheel drive offered and a rugged Allroad version expected too.
2018 Audi A6 Design
Although our spy images show a car with a similar overview to the present A6, we know that Marc Lichte, Audi’s head of style, wants the new model to have its own identity within the variety.
The make overs were previewed in 2014 by the Audi Prologue principle car, presented at the Los Angeles Motor Show. Audi employers admitted that the 2018 A6 style had actually currently been finalised before the concept was developed.
We anticipate the 2018 A6 to feature prominent character lines that specify its shape and provide it a dynamic look unique from the smooth A5 and A5 sportback models. Comments have been made about a number of Audi’s cars looking the exact same, and while this isn’t really always a bad thing, Lichte wants to resolve the criticism.
This doesn’t indicate that Audi will desert its effective style features. The single-frame grille and distinctive Audi LED daytime running light signature will be upgraded, as will the horizontal chrome trim in between the rear lamp clusters. The sides of the 2018 Audi A6 are expected to be much more sculptured than before, with muscular bulges around the wheelarches and highly specified styling lines and creases, with popular chrome detailing.
The Avant estate will share the saloon’s dynamic looks– it’ll stay useful, but will have a less boxy shape than it does now. Later on, a rugged Audi A6 Allroad will position emphasis on rough-terrain capability, just like the present model. Lastly, an A7 Sportback hatchback will derive from the new A6 platform, with a more overtly sporty personality than the saloon.
2018 Audi A6 Engine
No statements have actually yet been made regarding the variety of engines in the 2018 Audi A6, however with organisation car sales critical to the model’s success we expect a 2.0-litre diesel to be readily available from the beginning. A series of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines is likely, with 6 cylinder diesels offering more power and extra smoothness.
An e-tron plug-in hybrid model is expected, bringing reduced exhaust CO2 emissions. There’s also a strong possibility that Audi could drop the manual transmission choice on the next A6 in favour of a more effective seven or 8 speed dual-clutch automatic.
2018 Audi A6 Price
Audi has yet to announce precise details of the 2018 A6’s price or on-sale date. However, it’s anticipated to be openly revealed on the marque’s house turf, Germany’s Frankfurt Motor Show, in September this year, with sales beginning in 2018. To remain competitive in the market, A6 prices are expected to approximately correspond with today model, which starts at around ₤ 35,000.