The 2019 Audi A6 will mark the fifth-generation of the popular sedan. For the 2019 model year, Audi is preparing a full-blown redesign for the A6 and we were just able to catch a glimpse of the latest prototype that was undergoing some arduous testing. The new model is being developed in company with the new generations of the A7 and A8, meaning it will likely share some of its features with these two new models.
Audi will be using the new MLB platform that is sure to reduce the weight of this new model by a significant amount. The outgoing model has a curb-weight of about 4.000 pounds, despite the prominent use of aluminum materials in its construction, so there is a lot of room for improvement in this department. In terms of design, the new 2019 Audi A6 takes a lot of cues from the 2014 Prologue concept that first debuted at the Los Angeles auto show that year. The new wide and imposing grille, as well as those sharp design lines and geometrical headlights are all taken from the Prologue.
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Engine and Powertrain
The new 2019 Audi A6 will be underpinned by a MLB platfrom, meaning that the new model will come with either front- or all-wheel-drive, and some longitudinally-mounted engines. Audi is yet to announce the powertrain alignment, but the A6 will most likely come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 capable of delivering up to 252 horsepower. A step up from this will probably be the 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6, and there should also be a plug-in hybrid variant of the popular sedan in the near future.
There is already the plug-in version of the A6 that is only available on the Chinese market. It combines the inline-4 engine with an electric motor and is capable of delivering up to 245 horsepower, but the US version will reportedly be labeled the “e-tron” which could feature an entirely different setup. Furthermore, expect to see new versions of the performance-oriented S6 and RS 6 models sometime down the line.
2019 Audi A6 Release Date and Price
Audi will debut the 2019 Audi A6 after the releases of its A7 and A8 counterparts. The latter is set to debut first, on the 11th of July, and the former should follow the A8 soon after and hit the showrooms by the end of the year. This leaves the early 2018 release date to the new A6. The exact date of release will be announced further down the line. All of these aforementioned vehicles will debut as 2019 models.