2017 A6 to set the standard for large Audis
This kind of Autocar image shows how the next Audi A6 could look
Fifth-gen executive type is usually set to arrive in 2017 with similar looks in addition to tech to the next A7 in addition to A8
All three completely new versions share platform, driveline, chassis in addition to electrical systems to improve economies of scale.
Stylistically, the completely new A6 leans heavily on Audi’s Prologue concept car. The next A7 in addition to A8 are set to share a lot of their look with the A6, too.
Audi design chief Marc Lichte said: “We designed the completely new A6, A7 in addition to A8, then put the essence of all three into the Prologue. Every element can be traced to the production car.”
Key design elements include a wide hexagonal single-frame grille, angular headlights with distinctive LED graphics in addition to a more heavily contoured bonnet. At the side are larger wheel houses, a flatter roof line in addition to pronounced haunches over the wheel arches.
The rear will feature OLED tail-lights, which are set to be previewed on the Audi e-tron quattro at the Frankfurt motor show later This kind of month.
Inside, there is usually a newly designed dashboard in addition to an all-completely new control design. Employing the same touchscreen in addition to enhanced touchpad MMI (Multi Media Interface) functions as the next A8, the completely new dashboard will support up to three high-definition monitors.
There is usually an instrument display behind the steering wheel, a multimedia display mounted high inside driver’s line of sight in addition to a third display lower inside centre section of the dashboard for features such as the air conditioning.
A completely new connectivity platform uses the latest in wireless local area network technology. This kind of will allow continuous updating of traffic conditions for the navigation system, as well as software updates for the control system.
Although the completely new A6 has similar external dimensions to today’s car, the item’s claimed to have more Inner surface space thanks to its second-generation MLB platform.The completely new A6 includes a slightly longer wheelbase, wider tracks in addition to shorter overhangs, freeing up space both front in addition to rear. Luggage capacity is usually set to rise over today’s 530 litres (saloon) in addition to 565 litres (Avant).
The completely new platform adopts a high percentage of hot-formed high-strength steel, aluminium in addition to carbonfibre-reinforced plastic to cut weight. Audi sources suggest the entry-level four-pot petrol A6 weighs well under the 1535kg of today’s A6 1.8 TFSI.
Power for the volume-sellers will continue to come through an extended range of four-cylinder engines. These will be revised versions of today’s petrol in addition to diesel fours in addition to offer similar outputs to those used by the completely new A4.
More luxurious petrol A6s will use completely new 3.0-litre V6 in addition to 4.0-litre V8 engines sourced through the Audi-Porsche ‘Kovomo’ engine joint venture, according to insiders.
Audi also plans a completely new range of V6 in addition to V8 diesels with electric turbocharging – a technology Audi will launch on its upcoming SQ7.
In addition, Audi will give A6 buyers the option of a petrol-electric or diesel-electric plug-in hybrid system.
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