New Audi A6 Spy Shot Shows Sedan Receives Minimal Design Changes

The Audi A6 has been around for several years. The German automaker introduced the sedan for the 2019 model year, and it will be refreshed as the automaker prepares to launch the electric E-Tron A6 for 2024. The new A6 gets a light makeover, with camouflage covering only the front and rear. the back fascia is where most of the changes will occur.

At the front, Audi designers will tweak the face, giving the sedan a new headlamp design that flanks the tweaked grille. It will also receive reshaped front intakes. There are fewer changes at the rear, with the A6 likely to receive new taillight graphics and a restyled rear bumper. Don’t expect a significant change in style.

Unlike previous A6 test vehicles, this one didn’t hide the S Line badge on the front fender. This mid-level trim likely has design cues not found on the other lower end variants, but we don’t expect this A6 to look all that different. The model line is undergoing a very minor restyling.

We haven’t seen the A6’s new interior yet, but we don’t expect major changes to the cabin. Audi could give the car the latest infotainment software and make other packaging adjustments, but the sticking points will remain.

The same is true of the A6’s powertrain lineup, which should remain the same. The current plant of engines had to be carried over to a restyled model, and they could receive some tweaks to make them more efficient. Audi is preparing an all-electric variant called the A6 E-Tron which carries the Premium Platform Electric architecture.

Audi has not indicated when it will reveal the new A6. We speculate that it could debut before the end of 2022 arrives for the 2023 model year, but Audi is running out of time. The A6 and A6 Avant should debut first, with the Allroad, S6, and RS6 reveal reserved for a later date. Audi will be bringing styling updates to the entire A6 lineup.

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