Guess what? Looks just like an A8.
The 2018 Geneva Motor Show is just around the corner and any brand with a stake in the European market is falling all over itself to hype what it will be showing—a not-so-easy task with all the world’s supercars in attendance. Compared to some of those carbon-fiber-constructed monsters, Audi’s reveal seems positively normal. An all-new fifth-generation A6 sedan is coming to town and Audi has started things with a teaser video announcing, “The countdown has begun…”
Note Audi's YouTube summary with the hashtag #AudiGIMS, clearly the automakers Twitter brand for the upcoming Geneva International Motor Show. The teaser video doesn’t show much, but it does show enough to see that it clearly follows in the footsteps of the Prologue-inspired 2019 Audi A8.
The next-generation Audi A6 is expected to get nearly all the same bells and whistles as the A7, such as Level 3 autonomous driving hardware, Virtual Cockpit, and dual console displays. Audi's usual lineup of turbocharged engines and 48-volt hybrid systems are also in the cards. The current "C7" Audi A6 debuted in 2010 for the 2011 model year. In 2015, Audi refreshed its midsize executive sedan and added new levels of tech to the car. While the model has traditionally offered a diesel variant, don't expect one in the U.S.—you know, for obvious reasons. However, we could get the RS6 Avant on U.S. shores, and that would be just fine by us.