Audi Q6: Spy Shots
  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots
  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots

  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots
  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots

  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots
  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots

  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots
  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots

  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots
  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots

  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots
  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots

  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots
  • Audi Q6: Spy Shots

Despite its familiar looks, our spies have not captured a next-generation Audi Q5 undergoing evaluation. Look closely and you'll see that this current Q5's body has been lengthened and widened, leading us to believe that this is, in fact, a test mule for the Q6Audi's answer to the BMW X6 and the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. Surely, when Audi debuts the Q6, the company will tell us that it was is a completely unique idea, and that the controversial X6 had nothing to do with the decision to build a coupe-shaped crossover.

Much like how the X6 relates to the X5, the Q6 may share some powertrain bits with the larger Q7. Audi's 3.0-liter supercharged V6 is probably a safe bet, as is the 3.0-liter TDI V6, mated solely to Quattro all-wheel drive. Click through our high-res image gallery to see a handful of shots of the Q6 mule out on the road.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 21 Comments
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        Não Pirilamparás
        • 3 Years Ago
        Like all German sausages, they all look alike. So really, they only offer one SUV, currently in 3 different sizes, with up to more 3 rumored in the future (Q2, Q4 and Q6 have all been rumored at some point).
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Não Pirilamparás
          [blocked]
      Swordman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Car looks like a dumpy hippopotamous.
      Henning
      • 3 Years Ago
      They are Kistler RoaDyn, measurement rims. They measure forces and moments coming from the ground/tire. Primarily used to collect data which is used to analyze durability.
      Duane
      • 3 Years Ago
      Audi product line for the Q's just get confusing! whats next, a Q8?
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      averyvh225
      • 3 Years Ago
      So this is supposedly a Q6 AutoBlog? all that has changed is a facelift, refined rear, and a extremely thick B-pillar. Honestly, in my opinion this is a mule for the next gen Q5 but it will be a Q5L with the 4.2 V8 under the hood. Doesn't it make sense if you think about it?
        Não Pirilamparás
        • 3 Years Ago
        @averyvh225
        No, it doesn't make sense, for two reasons. First, the title doesn't say it's the Q6, it says it's a Q6 mule wearing Q5's metal. Considering the Q6 will be based on the next-generation Q5 (and not the Q7 like the article says), it makes sense they use Q5's metal in the mule, no? Second, do you really think a LWB version of the Q5 makes more sense then the Q6? Do you really think that thick B-pillar isn't there only because this is a mule?
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
    • Load More Comments