The 2017 Audi A6 will finally start appearing more distinctive as the German makers have finally realized the identity crisis faced due to disturbing similarities with A8. Meticulous redesigns will be done in the same platform as Audi Q7, yet something new for “A” segment models. Along with Audi A6, new A7 will also follow the same suit. At a Los Angeles chief designer Marc Lichte made all intentions clear about new platform to be used and also discussed about this model’s possible competitors like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. It has also been announced that driving system has some automatic feature upgrade.
2017 Audi A6 – Exterior and Interior Redesign
Facts are straight as far as redesigning goes 2017 Audi A6 will have MLB Evo platform that has been previously used in Q7 model. This platform’s immediate advantage can be derived in the weight reduction front as much as 100 kilo decrease will pep up swiftness and spruce up aerodynamics for pick up. Heavily aggressive looking front grille and matte finish fender flare will set tone for this premium luxury sedan to qualify as all-terrain vehicle.
Crisp LED strip running between the tail lights adds wow factor and redesigning. Interior of the car has been leather in abundance be it seats and some dashboard elements. These are obviously upgraded and previously keeping in mind luxury and legacy for providing the same goes hand in hand. Audi Prologue concept that got showcased last year is the design study manual for Audi A6 production.
Another feature of 2017 Audi A6 model will be geared with semi autonomous driving system that can see the car scaling 0-60 mph in a span of few seconds. Drivers can be particularly benefited from blind spot detection system and lane monitoring. Interior components have adjustable LCD monitor in the cabin to boast of.
The best part is that it is proficient for voice enabled command system in Apple’s Siri language. Wi-Fi hotspot can also be established with entertainment system which is again loaded with several apps meant for informational as well as entertainment purposes. These include internet streamed radio and updates from social media handles. Secondary collision can also be averted by Secondary collision assist added in the newest model. Biggest breakthrough comes with all-road shooting brake concept.
2017 Audi A6 – Powertrain
All thanks to MLB platform, 2017 Audi A6 can now afford to add a 4.0 liter V8 TDI engine producing 450 horsepower, 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI engines. Another plug-in hybrid is a combo of 2.0 TFSI petrol and electric motor that produces 90 kW or 120 hp. Air suspensions will be an added feature against all rivals in this group as this can work with Magic Ride system, popular in Audi circles.
2017 Audi A6 – Price and Release Date
The MLB platform is a breakthrough as platform for this model. Therefore, A6 too has a hefty price tag along with redesign. As for now, it has been predicted that it will cost around $40,000. News that is also being confirmed is that later variants will be marketed as Avant. The new 2017 Audi A6 can have its grand release in 2017.