Meet the 2015 Audi A6 — which is getting a midcycle refresh. Visually, there’s not much that has changed other than facelifted front air intakes and a new LED headlight design, while the rear mimics these changes for the exhaust and taillights, respectively. Along the side, the sills feature a stronger crease.
The cabin doesn’t feature any significant updates, but does sport a new, retracting eight-inch infotainment system driven by the Nvidia Tegra 30 graphics chip helps bring better GPS visibility and better connectivity.
Under the hood − at least for Europe − Audi offers TFSI motors, with the revised 3.0L putting out 329 horsepower. The updated 3.0 TDI is available in tunes of both 218 hp or 272 hp, with 320 hp or 346 hp with twin-turbos. In cars with at least 272 horsepower, quattro permanent all‑wheel drive can be complemented with the sport differential, which distributes power between the rear wheels. Enthusiasts should rejoice upon hearing the Multitronic CVT is being dropped from front-wheel-drive models in favor of a dual-clutch gearbox.
“With the new Audi A6, we are writing the next chapter in an excellent success story. It represents innovative technology and Audi’s premium claim,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Technical Development at Audi AG. “The Audi A6 sets new standards in many technical fields: the lightweight body containing many aluminum components, the powerful and highly efficient engines, the sporty chassis and the advanced assistance and multimedia systems.”
According to Autoblog.com, Audi of America would not confirm when these updates will be coming to America other than saying that “an updated A6 will be coming next year.” But knowing that Audi of America is giving the 2015 A6 some minor equipment and trim level changes, we’d bet that we’ll see the refreshed A6 in the U.S. as a 2016 model.