Next generation Audi A6 speculatively rendered using Prologue concept cues

Quattro Daily reader Tobias Büttner has sent us a couple of renders showing his vision of the next generation Audi A6.

Audi chief designer Marc Lichte has already announced the stunning Prologue concept is a signal for the company’s new design language set to debut with the all-new A8 (D5) due early 2017. It will be followed by the A6 & A7 duo and Lichte has already said the designs of all three cars has already been completed. He went on to promise more diversified designs among the models, so Audi will separate the cars further by coming out with different designs to cater more varied preferences.

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Seen here is Tobias Büttner’s vision of the all-new A6 likely due to come out towards the end of 2017 and will ride on the second generation MLB platform. These two speculative renders have great potential and hopefully will have a lot in common with the real deal. The new mid-size sedan from Ingolstadt will have to up its game as it will have to face some fierce competition coming from the next generations of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (due early 2016) and the BMW 5-Series (due early 2017).

Next generation Audi A6 render by Tobias Büttner
Next generation Audi A6 render by Tobias Büttner

From what we know so far, the new A6 will have just about the same size as today’s model, but the wheelbase will be elongated. This will be possible by shortening the front and rear overhangs while the tracks will likely be a bit wider to enable a more spacious interior cabin. The aforementioned MLB platform will enable a considerable weight loss which in return will boost efficiency and performance. The trunk’s size will increase as well and we expect the implementation of OLED taillights and more advanced LED headlights.

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The sedan will be the first to come out and will be shortly followed by the A6 Avant previewed by the gorgeous Prologue Avant concept.

Adrian Padeanu

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