Audi India is expected to introduce ten new models in India before the 2018 Auto Expo and out of the ten new models, the carmaker is speculated introduce the 2017 Audi Q5, new A5 Coupe and the Q3 facelift this year itself. Now, the sketches of the new A6, A7 and the A8 sedans have been revealed which are also planned to be launched soon.
The company has showcased the front fascia of the A6, A7 and the A8, which will carry the signature design language witnessed in the current range of Audi cars but, these models will have a minor differentiations from each other. A large single frame grille with minor tweaks to its dimensions would be present. The A6 will have a smaller grille size than the A7 and the A8 sedans. The A7, on the other hand, will get a sportier design on the front grille with hood scoops unlike the A6 or the A8. In addition, there will be more chrome treatement given to the Audi A6 and A8 compared to the sportier A7. The A8, being the flagship sedan for India, will also get C-shaped chrome accents on the lower part of the front bumper.
The headlamp design on the new A8 will have an L-shaped silhouette with LED Daytime Running Lamps and will be positioned close to the front grille, while the A6 and the A7's headlamp unit have a larger gap between them and the grille. The design and styling of all the models has been inspired from the Audi Prologue Concept which was showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo. The three models will have Volkswagen Group's MLB Evo platform that also underpins the Audi A4 and Q7 in India. The lighter chassis will enable the new models to shed weight by up to 200 kg, which will improve the aerodynamics, handling and performance.
Engine option that is expected in the new Audi A6 is a 2.0 litre four-cylinder and a 3.0 litre six-cylinder, both offered in petrol and diesel. The petrol engine may also be offered with a plug-in-hybrid. Since the Audi A7 is sold as a sportback, it is speculated to be offered with a turbocharged four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel unit along with a twin-turbo V6 engine as well as a twin-turbo V8 engine for the RS trim. The luxury sedan from Audi, the A8 will be offered in a long wheelbase version and is expected to be powered by a 3.0-litre TFSI V6, 4.0-litre TFSI V8, 6.0-litre W12 petrol, 3.0-litre TDI V6 and a 4.0-litre TDI V8 diesel engine options. A plug-in hybrid version for the Audi A8 L may also well be on the cards.