New Audi A6 Reportedly Coming With Level 3 Autonomous Driving Next Year

Audi have marketed the new generation A8 as being the first car on the market equipped with Level 3 autonomous driving, and now they’re going to implement the technology into the upcoming A6 as well.

Expected to debut next year, probably at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, according to reports Autocar, the new A6 will be able to handle most driving aspects, but the driver must be ready to take control at any time.

This would give it a boost over its usual contenders such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series, and it could also adopt its larger sibling’s remote parking feature, which allows users to operate the car via a remote, even if there isn’t anyone inside.

Visually, the next-gen Audi A6 will borrow some cues from the A8. It will also get some styling elements with the newly introduced A7, with which it shares its underpinnings.

Customers will be able to choose from a variety of engines that will include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V6, and 4.0-liter V8, alongside two possible PHEVs. In 2019, Audi will introduce the S6 that’s said to feature more than 450hp, while the range-topping RS6 won’t arrive beforel 2020 and could adopt the same PHEV powertrain as the Porsche Panamera S-E Hybrid, which develops 680PS (670hp) and 850Nm (626lb-ft) of torque from its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and electric motor combo.

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  • nastinupe

    I’m really surprised that the A7 was revealed before the A6. Seems a bit backwards, but whatever.

  • Mark S

    It looks to have some design differences from its siblings, that a nice change. Keep the autonomous features.

  • MarketAndChurch

    I personally don’t buy the hype with level 3 autonomous driving, and very advanced level 2 would be more than enough to keep most people happy, but if Audi can make this work, than props to them.

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