This current-gen Audi A6 is still a handsome looking car. Despite being a couple of years old, it’s still a fresh design that competes well in its class. Admittedly, it doesn’t sell as well as some of its rivals but that’s due to reasons outside of its design. However, to keep that design fresh as years go on and newcomers debut, a mid-cycle facelift is on the way. While we haven’t seen any spy photos of the A6 facelift just yet, this new render shows off what the real car might actually look like. (We don’t own the render but it can be seen here)
Typical of Audi, this rendered facelift isn’t drastically different from the current car but it does feature a few differences that, if accurate, should keep it looking fresh until it’s replaced with an all new model. Rather than horizontal slats in the current grille, this render features a honeycomb pattern, similar to the new Audi A3. It’s a more modern, more stylish look than the more traditional slats. Typically, this honeycomb pattern is only seen on sportier Audis, such as S or RS cars, but the standard Audis are getting it now, likely to make them look more modern, so it’s very possible the A6 could get it as well.
It also gets slightly updated headlights as well. Their overall shape is the same but the LED lighting elements inside are different and give the headlights a sort of LED eyebrow. They look sharper and sportier because of it, which helps with the sportier grille.
Audi seems to be giving all of its cars a sportier edge at the moment, which is a good idea. It differentiates its cars from the more reserved Mercedes and BMW models they compete with. If the Audi A6 facelift looks like this render, I think it will find more customers than the pre-facelift car did.