Pictures of the 2012 Audi A6 (C7) have just surfaced. Captured in California, the vehicle was heavily camouflaged, but it was quite clear that it is similar to the previous prototypes. It would be safe to assume that this prototype also will have A1-inspired headlights, LED taillights and a profile that matches the previous ones too.
Regarding the engine, the rumor is that since the A7 Sportback is the inspiration for the A6 – the engine options are likely to include a 150 kW (201 hp / 204 PS) 2.8-liter FSI, a 220 kW (295 hp / 299 PS) supercharged 3.0-liter TFSI, and two 3.0-liter TDIs rated at 150 kW (201 hp / 204 PS) and 180 kW (241 hp / 245 PS).
Apart from these speculations, it has to be acknowledged that a V8 engine is also a possibility – but there are no clues as to whether this might be the old 4.2-liter or the new 4.0-liter unit. All of these questions and more will be answered when the car debuts late in 2011.
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