• Mar 17, 2011
Still think the BMW X6 is a dumb idea? Well, you're not alone, but given that the "Sports Activity Coupe" has reportedly sold more than double its original projections, you'd also appear to be betting against the market. Apparently Audi can't ignore those kind of numbers, spurring reports that Ingolstadt is preparing a coupe-like crossover of its own.

Tentatively dubbed (predictably enough) the Q6, the slant-roofed Audi crossover would slot in between the Q5 and Q7. Sources suggest it will be based on the same platform that underpins the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne (as well as the Audi Q7, albeit in an extended form).

Engines would naturally borrow from the Audi parts bin, but a hybrid version like the Touareg and Cayenne is also reportedly in the cards. As is a potential RS version, which would have another go at the on-again, off-again reports of Quattro GmbH delving into the hyperpower CUV game to battle the AMG-fettled Mercedes-Benz ML and BMW's X5 and X6 M.

[Source: AutoWeek]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      monkey see, monkey do.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ugly
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm just lost now... I've always driven new vw's, but they did their hardest to run me away from the new passat. So I've been waiting for the new A6 but now I'll need to check this out too... So tough...
      • 3 Years Ago
      MAKE IT STOP, MAKE IT STOP!
      • 3 Years Ago
      it reminds me of a pregnant porpoise and i've never seen a pregnant porpoise...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ugh, please make it stop.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Q6? LOL what a joke, Audi really have no back bone or shame! Not only will they sink to new low's to copy their biggest rival's ideas while claiming they want to over throw BMW as the worlds largest premium brand, but they then name their new car one letter different from the car they are competing against! Q6 - X6??? What a joke! The X6 is all about style and personality not just a clinical moving object on wheels like most Audi's.

      I have said this too many times but Audi just follow BMW like a puppy dog! Time to shoot the puppy! Go BMW!
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's like the Lexus RX300 all over again...

      (Lexus built it, we all laughed, they sold a $**t-ton, and cross-overs now rule the world)
      • 3 Years Ago
      No, but damn, that q6 pix beat the x6 already.
      • 3 Years Ago

      Anyone else think this Q6 seems a little too tall & narrow ? Almost looks like you'd have to sit in tandem behind the driver if you want to get in.

      And those rims look like they're topping the 25" mark which is unbelievable.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't believe that anyone buys that atrocious X6.
      This looks even worse.
        • 3 Years Ago
        seriously? you've been here for... years? and you can't tell autoblog simply squished a stock photo of the A7? Really? Like. Seriously man?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow. Kudos to BMW... Create a niche, then out-sell you own projection for the niche that you created, then spurr on the competition to pull up its pants and get in the same sandbox. Whats that they say about imitation?
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