We’ve known for quite some time that Audi will unveil the 2017 A6 at some point during this year, probably even at the Frankfurt Motor Show. What we didn’t know so far is that the car is developed as a joint program with the A8 and the A7 respectively.
All three cars will feature similar design, with the difference being that higher number models will feature more luxury and technology inside, as well as a more powerful engine.
According to officials from Audi, the 2017 Audi A6 will set the standard for luxury large sedans by the German company. All three, the A6, A7 and A8 are based on the Prologue Concept that Audi unveiled some months ago. When the Prologue Concept was unveiled, everyone suspected that is the map for the upcoming Audi A8. However, things are clearer now and smaller sedans will also benefit from the concept.
What the new model will bring is a new platform, electrical system for fuel efficiency, new chassis and new driveline. From the design standpoint, we know that the grille will be changed, as all three models, including the 2017 Audi A6 will feature hexagonal grille, along with angular headlights and LED graphics on the front. On the side, Audi has placed larger wheel houses and the roof features flatter roof line in order to make the car more dynamic and aggressive. OLED taillights make their way to the rear and we will have a chance to see them in live at the Audi e-tron that will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Inside the luxury sedans, Audi will place a new dashboard with a completely new layout for controls. The new dashboard can feature three high-definition monitors for multiple functions.
We mentioned that the 2017 Audi A6 will share the same platform as higher number models. The new platform will allow cars to upgrade traffic conditions through the navigation system and the software updates will also benefit.
The new platform will also increase the interior space in the 2017 A6. The MLB Evo platform that Audi will install in the 2017 Audi A6 is the same as is set to debut with the Audi e-tron at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Once the e-tron is officially unveiled, we might get more information about the engine options for the 2017 A6.