While still quite good, the outgoing A6 was growing a bit long in the tooth, especially compared to rivals like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series. The new model draws heavily from the design language we've recently seen on the A8 and A7 sportback. The grille grows in both width and height, taking up a good portion of the car's fascia. Out back, the stylish tail lights extend the width of the car and pack a number of LED elements.
For Europe, the A6 will launch with Audi's now familiar 3.0-liter single turbocharged V6 making 340 horsepower. Europe will also get a diesel, though don't expect it to make it over to the States. Both engines come with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Look for a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four to follow sometime soon.
The E-Tron Prototype is a fully functional vehicle. In fact, there are a number of them running around the streets of Geneva, all wrapped in a special black, white and orange camouflage. It looks to be about the size of an Audi Q5. Further details are still hidden, but look for more news later this summer.