Audi is taking advantage of the cold weather to put its updated models through their paces. Our spies have discovered the updated A6, the larger sibling to the recently redesigned A3, undergoing cold weather testing in the northern regions of Sweden.
In 2018, the A6’s current generation debuted. The midsize executive vehicle has therefore been given a midlife makeover this year. However, alterations beneath the cover appear to be subtle from both the front and behind. To begin with, the grille opening appears narrower. On either side, identical headlights appear to be mounted, yet a different illumination pattern may be concealed beneath. Finally, a brand-new aggressive splitter-like shape can be seen toward the bumper’s lower half.
There are no exhaust outlets that can be seen at the rear. Also, the back doesn’t seem to have changed much. There will be upgrades to the interior, such as updated infotainment software and other conveniences. We anticipate the present powertrain lineup to be maintained with any potential updates to accommodate the new hybrid engine.
A6 could make its debut after undergoing revisions later this year. An Avant (station waggon), Allroad, S6, and RS6 will join the sedan.
2023 Audi A6 facelift spotted during on-road tests
Our spies have captured the new, updated Audi A6 out for a spin.
The photographs depict a saloon version of the well-liked executive Audi, with the front and back covered in black and white livery to hide the model’s updated lines while the middle part remains uncovered.
Details of the car’s redesign are sketchy at this point, but we can tell that the A6 will appear slightly different from the outgoing model. A newly redesigned, large front grille, bright headlamps, and updated air intakes make up the front fascia.
Both the lower bumper and the taillights have been redesigned to sit lower to the ground.
The current-generation vehicle first hit dealerships in 2018 in saloon and Audi A6 Avant estate configurations. The two prototypes that were captured on film were saloon styles.
Although Audi has not confirmed it, we may assume that the new A6 will come with the same selection of gas and diesel engines as the outgoing model.
Outselling the Q4 E-Tron, the Q7, and the TT, the A6 was Audi’s tenth best-selling vehicle in 2018. It sold a total of 5789 units.
Audi has discontinued the tough A6 Allroad due to poor sales. Just 256 of the models were sold in the UK in 2021, which is less than half as many as the 512 performance RS6 Avants that were sold during the same year.
In 2021, Audi released the Audi A6 E-Tron Concept, a preview of the A6’s possible future path based on the company’s PPE platform.
Quattro all-wheel drive was featured in the concept, as well as individual electric motors for each wheel, a range of 435 miles, and 462 horsepower.
New Audi A6 Spy Shots Show Sedan Receiving Minimal Design Changes
There have been several years of production of the Audi A6. German automaker Audi plans to release the electric A6 E-Tron in 2024, so the sedan it unveiled for the 2019 model year is due for an update. The 2019 A6 is just getting a light facelift, with the camouflage obscuring mostly just the front and rear bumpers.
Audi’s designers are updating the sedan’s exterior with new headlights and a modified grille. The front air intakes will also be redesigned. Even less work went onto the A6’s back end, with only new taillight graphics and possibly a redesigned bumper. Not much will change in terms of appearance.
We haven’t seen the updated A6 cabin yet, but we don’t anticipate many changes there. Audi could update the car’s infotainment system and make minor adjustments to the packaging, but the car’s flaws would still be there.
The same is probably true for the A6’s engine options, which should remain the same. The current crop of engines will likely be carried over to the redesigned model and may even see efficiency improvements. Audi is getting ready to release an all-electric version of the A6 called the A6 E-Tron, which will utilize the Premium Platform Electric platform.
There has been no word from Audi on when we may expect to see the new A6. For the 2023 model year, we thought it may launch before the end of 2022, but Audi is running out of time. The A6 and A6 Avant should be unveiled first, followed by the Allroad, S6, and RS6. Audi will refresh the look of all A6 models.