It may look pretty much the same as the outgoing model. Yet any Audi aficionado knows that this is how the brand loves to do things. So yes, the eighth-generation Audi A6 is all new, says the German luxury marque.
Longer, wider, and taller by just a few millimeters, the larger Singleframe grille up front, pronounced character line at the side just above the wheel arches, the revised rear lights, and a metal strip that runs the length of the car are what help differentiate the new from the older version. Buyers even get 21-inch rims with ultra-low profile tires.
Thin rubber notwithstanding, Audi promises a supple ride with shaper handling. This seeming contrast is made possible by the use of aluminum on various suspension parts to make for the balanced performance. And while it may still be a large sedan, Audi says it will be as nimble and maneuverable as compact, thanks in part to a smaller turning circle with four-wheel steering.
Inside, occupants will be greeted by a new dashboard that has digital written all over it. A vivid 10.1-inch display dominates the center stack, with a smaller yet still substantial 8.6-inch monitor that controls climate and other vehicle functions sitting underneath it. The driver, meanwhile, gets the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit that is now making its way across various Audi offerings.