Leaked images of what is purportedly the 2018-2019 Audi A6 have hit the web, over a week before its scheduled Geneva Motor Show debut.
After a teaser earlier in the week, Audi is keen to drum up interest and excitement in the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class rival. Like the A8 and A7 that preceeded it, the new A6 adopts the latest interpretation of Audi’s design language, with edgier corners and wide, horizontal grilles. It appears the headlights get their own shape and LEDs, with a larger grille than the closely-related A7.
Also notable are more prominent shoulder lines at the front and rear, no longer connected, while the classic six-window shape that has defined the A6 since its 1990s inception is still present. The vehicles pictured appear to be S-Line models, with large wheels and body kit extensions.
If the A7 is any indication, dual 10.1 and 8.6-inch displays for infotainment and climate control will feature, with the dashboard angled towards the driver. A 12.3-inch virtual cockpit display will also bring it into line with the rest of the range.
Mild-hybrid systems should headline the powertrain story, with a 48-volt electric system and a belt-alternator motor, lithium battery providing an electric boost to supplement the petrol or diesel engine. A 3.0-litre TFSI V6 will be one of the choices, which in the A7 sprints to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds while consuming 6.8L/100km. We will have to wait for the official press release to see how well the A6 does. Stay tuned.