2017 Audi A6 adopts new Q7 platform and style


Marc Lichte, the company’s designer chief said in an interview about the development of the fifth generation A6 model. According to him, the car will borrow a sum of stylistic solutions, first tested on the Audi Prologue show car. Concept shown in LA is memorable by new interpretation of the signature “Audi” grill, pointed headlights, distinct ‘ribs’ of the body and rearlights in full width of the back side.

2017 Audi A6 release date

Audi A6 new generation introduction will be held presumably at a Geneva or Frankfurt motor show in 2017. Currently the vendor sells a restyled version of the A6 appeared at dealers last fall.

Release date: mid 2017

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Audi A6 2017 redesign

The leaders of the Audi has approved the design trends, but keep them secret. It is known the model will be externally similar to the recently unveiled concept car Audi Prologue.

New generation Audi A6 will be built on a modular MLB platform, which is designed for large car with longitudinal placement of the power plant. Has officially presented the SUV Audi Q7, which was the first car built on this platform.

2017 Audi A6 price

The updated car sedan with a petrol engine 3.0 TFSI 333 HP and automatic transmission can be purchased from $47,125. The price is not expected to be increased for 2017 model year car.

2017 Audi A6 concept platform

MLB Evo platform will form the new Audi A6, which is among the first models tested on second generation Q7 crossover. Along with platform from Q7 model will get a number of power plants, for example, the 272-HP diesel displacement of 3.0 liters and gasoline engine producing 333 HP. Audi A6 can receive and hybrid powerplant, despite the fact that the current hybrid version model isn’t popular among consumers.

Audi Prologue — not just an ordinary sedan. It is equipped with 455-hp hybrid engine built on a 3.0-L turbo-diesel and electric motor connected to the 8-band Tiptronic and Quattro AWD.

2017 Audi A6 video review

2017 Audi A6 interior

Show car interior in general repeats its predecessors, but varies in colors: Lifestyle Blue in the upper front panel and Sard Brown. Materials – Alcantara and Unicum leather, ash veneer.

The whole front panel is kept for information demonstration – combining 3 displays. For driver — mounted display on OLEDs for the audio control, seats sprawling, climate control and text entry. Same is available for back travelers — they are able to customize the temperature in their part of the interior. Car identifies the cell phones, instantly setting up all systems for connection.

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2017 Audi A6 pictures

2017 Audi A6 3.0T
Engine type DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection, supercharger
Displacement 3,0L
Power/torque 333 hp; 325 lb-ft
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Wheelbase 114.7 in
Length 193.9 in
Height 57.8 in
Passenger volume 112.1 cu.ft
Cargo volume 14.1 cu.ft
0-60 4.6 sec
Top speed 128 mph
PRICE RANGE: $47,500-$67,500 (est)
Competitors: BMW 5-series, Lexus GS, Mercedes-Benz E-class

Editor's rating
4.8 overall
  • Safety4.8
  • Performance4.8
  • Design4.8
  • Features4.9
  • Fuel economy4.6

Upcoming Audi A6 2017 undoubtedly will be one of the most perfect and outstanding European cars. New engines, new platform and new sharp styling.

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