What year did they change the body style of the A6?

Audi A6 business cars, produced by the famous German manufacturer since 1994, have a rich and glorious history. Thanks to several generations and timely restyling, the developers managed to significantly improve the model.

It is characterized by a memorable exterior design, effective anti-corrosion protection of the body, a spacious and ergonomically organized interior, high-tech solutions in the field of dynamics and safety. The history of the Audi A6 is the embodiment of the traditions and experience of the legendary brand.

Audi A6 (C8) 2018 – …

The fifth-generation Audi A6 sedan was presented at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. With the change of generation, the design of the “six” remained faithful to the strict style, but there is more emotion and aggression in the forms and lines. For example, expressive chisels appeared above the wheel arches, the radiator grille and air intakes became larger, and the configuration of the headlights became stiffer. In general, the style of the new A6 resonates with the latest A7 and A8. The aerodynamics are improved – Cx ratio dropped to 0.24 (was 0.26). Thanks to the increased size of the A6 is more spacious in the cabin – there is more space above the heads, in the shoulder area, and for the feet of rear passengers. Official prices for the new A6 sedan in Russia were announced in October 2018. At the start of sales, Russian buyers were offered a “soft hybrid” version of the A6 55 TFSI Quattro (3.0 l, 340 hp), later a diesel version with an engine of the same volume 286 hp will be added.

Audi A6 (C8) 2018 - ...

Audi A6 (C7) Restyling 2014 – 2018

The company officially announced the world debut of Audi A6, which took place in 2011 in Detroit, back in 2010. If you compare the exterior of the new fourth generation with other new models, in their design you can find a lot in common. The car is made in a body of C7 and has similarities not only with the flagship sedan A8, but also with the recently presented A7 Sportback.

Audi A6 (C7) Restyling 2014 - 2018

Audi A6 (C7) 2010 – 2014

Audi A6 (C7) – The fourth-generation Audi A6 (internal designation Typ 4G). It was launched in early 2011 in the European and other markets. The car looks a lot like the A8 (D4), only some elements of its exterior details have changed.

Audi A6 (C7) 2010 - 2014

Audi A6 C6 Restyled 2008 – 2011

The model was restyled in 2009. The bumper group, body sides, mirrors, lighting elements, and grille have been redesigned. Due to the modernization of power units, including the introduction of Common Rail system the fuel economy has been achieved (15%) and reduced emissions of exhaust products. In 2011, cars Audi A6 C6 gave way to the production line of the fourth generation of this model – vehicles Audi A6 C7.

Audi A6 C6 Restyled 2008 - 2011

Audi A6 C6 2004 – 2008

In the second half of 2004, the market was introduced for the third generation of the model – vehicles Audi A6 C6. These cars had a body design in the form of a 4-door sedan and a 5-door station wagon. In 2005, the lineup was supplemented by a sports coupe. Thanks to the well-thought-out design of the exterior and excellent dynamic characteristics, the third generation quickly gained popularity in the market.

Audi A6 C6 2004 - 2008

Audi A6 C5 Restyled 2001 – 2004

The first restyling of C5 vehicles was carried out in 1999. It involved strengthening the body structure, changing the shape of the headlights and mirrors, providing a more ergonomic dashboard. In 2001, the company carried out a second restyling, which provided modernization of the lighting elements, turn signals, trim details.

Audi A6 C5 Restyled 2001 - 2004

Audi A6 C5 1997 – 2004

The second-generation Audi A6 made its debut in 1997. It was based on the Audi A6 C5 platform. This generation had two body designs: Avant wagon and sedan. Both versions demonstrated a very low drag coefficient – 0.28. Full galvanization of the body, an expanded set of safety features, an extensive engine range has brought this model to a completely new competitive level: in 2000-2001, it entered the top ten cars in the world.

Audi A6 C5 1997 - 2004

Audi 100 C4/4A 1991 – 1997

In 1991 a significantly redesigned version of the C4 was presented. Among its key changes is the introduction of the 2.8-liter and 2.6-liter power units. In 1995, the number “100” was removed from the model name, and it was named Audi A6 C4. Cars in the design of the model Audi 100 were produced until 1997, then they were completely superseded by the design of the Audi A6.

Audi 100 C4/4A 1991 - 1997

Audi 100 и 200 С3 1982 – 1991

In 1982, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the automobile community was presented the C3 model, the body of which had an extremely low for that time aerodynamic coefficient Cx = 0.30. This solution, as a result, provided significant fuel economy. Another innovation was the use of flush windows, which also had an impact on the aerodynamic drag parameters. In 1990, this model received an innovative direct injection diesel engine. With a capacity of 120 hp, this engine showed a reduced fuel consumption.

Since 1984, the model was equipped with the Quattro all-wheel-drive system. In September 1985, the first C3 with a fully galvanized body was presented. In the late 1980s, the Audi V8 version has been launched on the market. The basis for it served as a modification of the Audi 200 Quattro (with the automatic 4-band transmission, rear, and central Torsen differential).

Audi 100 и 200 С3 1982 - 1991

Audi 100 и 200 С2 1977 – 1983

Production of the C2 model was launched in 1976. It was characterized by an increased wheelbase, a more refined interior design than the C1 model, and a 5-cylinder engine. As part of this generation, a station wagon version of the Avant was released in 1977. During the restyling in 1980, the exterior was updated (the shape of taillights was changed), the boot capacity was increased to 470 liters, the interior was improved, 4-cylinder engines of different volumes and performance were added to the engine lineup. In 1981, the range was completed with the CS version, which had a front spoiler and alloy wheels.

Audi 100 и 200 С2 1977 - 1983

Audi 100 и 200 С1 1968 – 1976

Production of the Audi 100 C1 sedan, which the company began on November 1, 1968, was the basis of the modern success of the model. The Audi 200 was the same modification as the Audi 100, but in a more expensive version (it had an improved finish and a richer basic package).
Since 1970, the C1 was also available as a coupe. This version was the most oversized vehicle of the Audi automobile company since its inception. In 1973, the car was restyled: the radiator grille became more compact, the rear torsion bar was replaced by steel springs, and the shape of the rear optics was changed. As a result, the car looked more modern and stylish. This model was equipped with a 4-cylinder power unit, working together with rear-wheel drive and manual transmission.

Audi 100 и 200 С1 1968 - 1976

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