At a first glance, there aren’t any visible visual mods, but taking a closer look at its profile reveals that the executive sedan has been stretched a bit, with Sina reporting a total length of 5,050mm (198.8in).
That’s 111mm (4.37in) more than the regular versions of the new A6. The wheelbase is longer by 100mm (3.94in), to 3,024mm (119.1in), which translates into more legroom for the rear occupants, a thing much appreciated among Chinese customers.
The width remains the same, at 1,886mm (74.25in), but the A6 L seems to be 18mm (0.71in) taller than the non-L variants. Of course, this could be just a typo: 1,475mm (58.07in) instead of the 1,457mm (57.36in), as reported by Sina.
Powering the new Audi A6 L will be a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 245 hp in the 45 TFSI version. The lineup will eventually expand to include other powertrains, including a mild-hybrid and probably a PHEV.
Expected to go on sale in the People’s Republic early next year, the Audi A6 L, which will be built by the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture, is estimated to cost between 400,000 and 700,000 yuan (equal to $58,310/€50,963 – $102,042/€89,185) in the local market.