Audi A6 Avant Spied Testing

With a new A6 just around the corner, Audi is finally testing out the Avant on the road and our spy photographers were around to snap a few shots.

With a distinctive new front end, the A6 Avant, like the A6, will have a broader hexagonal grille than its predecessor as well as slim headlights. The grille and the light elements split the difference between the sporty A7 and the luxurious A8.

Farther back, meanwhile, there’s, well, there’s a wagon’s rear end, as you might expect.

There’s little in the way of certainty right now, but at first blush this new Avant follows its forebears’ successful recipe: long, low, and sleek.

Over the rear wheel arch, though, there’s the hint of a bulge, suggesting that this new Avant will have a more purposeful, aggressive stance.

The new A6 is expected to debut later this year in Geneva, in March. As with its siblings, the A6 will be lighter than the model it replaces and will use a range longitudinal four and six-cylinder engines. A V8 is expected in the RS6.