The current generation of the 2023 Audi A6 (C8) has been on the market since mid-2018. So the usual mid-cycle facelift is imminent. New images now show an A6 sedan with extensive camouflage on the front and rear.
The changes to the sheet metal dress should not be so serious, however. New lighting graphics and slight design changes to the aprons are to be expected – the usual procedure.
The current range of engines is likely to be saved for the most part in the second half of life. 48-volt mild hybridization of all aggregates is likely. So far, only the V6 engines (and the V8 in the RS 6) have this technology. The plug-in hybrids could experience an increase in the electric range of up to 100 kilometers, depending on how much space for batteries the modular longitudinal construction kit allows. S6 and RS 6 will probably survive unchanged.
There are currently four-, six- and eight-cylinder petrol engines with 265 to 600 hp. The diesels with four and six cylinders produce 163 to 344 hp. The plug-in hybrid petrol engines have a system output of 299 and 367 hp.
Inside, the 2023 Audi A6 still looks very fresh and dignified with its double touchscreen infotainment. Rumor has it that a one-screen solution could be upgraded. In addition, there is speculation about a new head-up display with augmented reality function, such as in the new Mercedes S-Class .
An extension of the assistance systems is standard with a model upgrade. However, it is unlikely that there will be level 3 autonomous driving in the 2023 Audi A6. There was nothing new to be heard about the recently launched luxury liner A8 . The A8 could have done it for a while, but legislation is still behind schedule.
We expect the revamped A6 series to be unveiled around the middle to the end of next year. The models should then be available from dealers at the end of 2022 or beginning of 2023. This also includes the A6 Avant and the more robust, higher-lying A6 Allroad.