Our spy photographers have nabbed the first glimpse at the upcoming Audi Q6 – a crossover that's being designed to give the BMW X6 something to torment on the playground. These shots show that the Q6 will ride on an altered version of same platform underpinning the current Q5, but from the look of things, the Q6 is a good bit longer and wider than its donor with a little extra ride height to boot. Of course, this is simply a test mule undergoing development, so don't count on the thoroughly awkward B-pillar we see in these shots making it all the way to production.

So far, the German automaker hasn't said much about what buyers can expect to find under the hood, but we wouldn't be shocked to see anything other than a selection of the same troop of engines currently powering the company's stable. That means a powertrain lifted from the parts bin of the Q5 and the Q7. A supercharged 3.0-liter V6 would provide a nice foil for the 300-horsepower X6 xDrive35i, though more thrust would be necessary to parry the X6 xDrive50i with its 400-horsepower, turbocharged 4.4-liter V8. The company's home market will likely get one or two diesel powerplants, as well.


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      • 2 Years Ago
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      Antonio K. Piech
      • 2 Years Ago
      How smart? This is the cayun/Macau thing from Porsche is almost ready to roll,the Q5 is to new and the Q7 is almost coming
      Orion798
      • 2 Years Ago
      Guys, guys, guys. This is a MULE. For all those speaking about the design, saying its a stretched version for Asian markets, or not having a curved roof; this vehicle you see here is NOT the body design for the Q6. They have created the actual chassis for the new model, and stretched a Q5 body over it to disguise it so that it can be driven normally and monitored for performance of the chassis in real world situations. The test vehicles that are fully designed to factory spec come later in the test cycle for a new model. Those are usually covered with camouflage in order to obscure the design before launch. So please, desist from comments on the design at this point.
      Ed
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great! Another bloated soft roader. Just what the world needs.
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      methodman420
      • 2 Years Ago
      everytime i see a zdx or x6 i wince (i see them quite often in my area) now i have one more car i have to wince at -___-
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks just like the older Ford Explorer from side
      Russ
      • 2 Years Ago
      seems more likely a stretch version for Asian markets
      Abdul
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a normal SUV as I see, not having this curved coupe styled roof, so how it will be an X6 rival?