Dads Rejoice! All-New Audi A6 Avant Nearing 2018 Reveal Date

With rumors of a new-generation Audi A6 arriving as early as this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March, we expect the saloon model to land first, followed by this family-oriented Avant version at a later date.

Either way, all signs point to a new Audi A6 range taking on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5-Series this year. The Avant version of the all-new A6 will act as a direct rival to the E-Class Estate, 5-Series Touring, Jaguar XF Sportbrake and Volvo V90.

Since the A6 is the latest model to join the party out of all these nameplates, odds are it will pack even more advanced safety tech than its rivals. According to reports, the A6 will get Level 3 autonomous features just like the all-new A8, to go with a digital instrument cluster and dual console displays, like on the new A7.

As for what it’s going to look like, while these scoops from our partners at CarPix do provide us with a really close look at the upcoming A6 Avant, the prototype remains heavily camouflaged. The rear end design does look similar to that of the smaller A4 Avant, though with what appear to be slightly smaller taillights, possibly connected by a light strip.

When it comes to driver assistance features, it could boast as many as five radar sensors, five cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a laser scanner for good measure.

Providing power for the new-gen A6 Avant (and Sedan for that matter) will be a wide range of four and six-cylinder engines, including a 3.0-liter TFSI V6 that currently helps the A7 reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.3 seconds.

Allroad and RS6 versions should join the range a little further down the line, in either late 2018 or sometime next year.

more photos...
  • Fallible Guy

    Fake exhaust tips, with a $50,000 entry price – the end is nigh.

  • WG

    Im waiting for the RS6 avant.

  • fabri99

    Is it me, or the sedan looks a lot like a BMW 5/7 Series at the rear?

    • Gowtham Oleti

      I’m with you.

  • Miknik

    It will take me more than a quick look to tell that apart form the current car in traffic. And those fake exhaust on German premium cars are simply disgusting, considering their self declared status as engineer vehicles and price.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    The dads of Europe at least.


Hyundai PHEV SUV Concept To Debut At L.A. Auto Show

Hyundai’s new concept has an elegant profile and a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Speeding Porsche Goes Airborne Crashing Into Second Floor Of NJ Building Killing Two

Police say the 2010 Porsche Boxster was traveling at a high rate of speed when it lost control.

This BMW Z8 Is Nearly 20 Years Old, Yet Hasn’t Aged A Day

Powering this 2000 BMW Z8 is a 395 HP 4.9-liter V8 mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

Big Banana Car Gets Stopped By Cop, Driver Gets $20 Tip Instead Of Ticket

After the officer found out everything checked out OK, he made a small contribution…

Official Chevy Sketch Hints At C8 Corvette Z06’s Cockpit Design

GM says this is “an early render of a potential interior” for the C8 Corvette Z06.

Take A Tour Around The Obnoxious $1 Million Karlmann King

The $1 million price tag is just the entry point for the world’s most expensive SUV.

2021 Jaguar E-Pace Going Under Knife For A Minor Facelift

The exterior styling changes are minor, but the 2021 E-Pace should have a significantly improved interior.

Dodge Recalls 173 Challengers And Chargers Over Wrong Wheel-Brake Combo

The issue impacts models with a certain wheel and brake package, which FCA admits shouldn’t have been an option.

2020 Mazda CX-5 Gains More Power And Equipment, But Prices Jump By $740

The 2020 Mazda CX-5 will go on sale this fall and cost $25,090.

Corvette Dyno Results? Definitely DyNO As Motor Trend Admits Mistake

The original dyno results for the 2020 Corvette were created using two incorrect settings.