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Audi A6: An early look

Audi A6

Here’s an early look at the next-generation Audi A6. Nice!

Clearly the overall design is evolutionary, something we’ve come to expect from Audi as of late. The edges have been softened a bit and the greenhouse has been drawn back a little, too. As expected, the rear end mimics the styling of the already revealed A7, another midsize four-door that will slot just above the A6 in the lineup.

And like the A7, the 2012 Audi A6 will consist of a conventional steel chassis that uses numerous aluminum parts to keep the overall weight down. The standard suspension will use traditional steel coil springs, while an optional air suspension will also be available. Audi’s Drive Select system will also be part of the offerings, so even if you don’t opt for the air suspension you’ll still be able to adjust the steering, throttle and damper settings.

Expect to see a fully revamped powertrain lineup that could consist of all forced-induction engines.