Audi has introduced the eighth generation of its A6 sedan, following a leak earlier today. One of the star attractions at the Geneva Motor Show, the redesigned model follows in the footsteps of A7 and A8 as it adopts a stylish design with “taut surfaces, sharp edges and striking lines.”
Starting up front, there’s a wide singleframe grille which is surrounded by large air intakes and angular headlights. Speaking of the latter, the A6 will be offered with three different headlights including range-topping HD Matrix LED lights that have distinctive daytime running lights.
Moving further back, the model has been equipped with sportier bodywork and new character lines which give the sedan a more muscular appearance. Continuing to the rear, there’s an integrated trunk spoiler and optional LED taillights with nine vertical segments.
Audi says the car has a drag coefficient as low as 0.24 and notes the model will be offered with “two sport and design exterior trim lines as well as the S line exterior package.”
In Europe, the A6 will be launched with two different engines. The turbocharged 3.0-liter TFSI V6 develops 340 PS (250 kW) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system which enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Diesel fans can opt for the 3.0-liter TDI V6 which produces 286 PS (210 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque. This unit is paired to an eight-speed tiptronic transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system.