Next generation Audi A6 coming in 2017 - Report

15/12/2014 - 13:30 | ,   | Paranjay Dutt

To be inspired by the Audi Prologue concept.

When Audi's design chief Marc Lichte mentioned that future production models from the German car maker will be inspired by the Prologue concept, he meant it. A report now confirms that the next generation A6 will not just feature a design that will differentiate it from the upcoming versions of A7 and A8, it will take cues from the Los Angeles Auto Show star, the Prologue concept.

Audi Prologue Concept front three quarters at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
The next Audi A6 will feature a design based on the Prologue concept that premiered at the 2014 LA Auto Show.

According to Autocar, the above mentioned models (the A6, the A7, and the A8) were designed side-by-side so as to make sure they have enough distinctive elements. While the new A8 is expected to arrive in 2016 and the A7 a year later, the A6 will be launched in the markets abroad in 2017.

Audi Prologue Concept rear three quarters at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
Volkswagen's second generation MLB platform will underpin the next generation Audi A6. Picture of the Prologue concept used for representational purposes only.

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It will be based on the second generation MLB platform (which underpins the new 2016 Audi Q7), and will compete against the next versions of the BMW 5 series, Mercedes Benz E Class, and Jaguar XF. BMW's next generation 5 series (G30) and the Mercedes Benz E Class (W213) have already been spotted testing while the XF (which will feature an XE-like design) is expected to be out next year.

Competitors: BMW 5 series, Mercedes Benz E Class, Jaguar XF
Launch date: 2017 (Europe)
Expected price: INR 45-55 lakhs

[Source: Autocar]

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