Even before the commencement of Los Angeles Auto Show, many automakers from around the world are showing their new creation in a far land. 2018 Guangzhou Auto Show is currently being held in China and automakers are showcasing new cars for Chinese market. At this event, Audi revealed A6L which is a mid-size sedan with long wheelbase. 2019 Audi A6L will be built in China for Chinese market and will be only version available. Audi also disclosed that E-Tron hybrid version will be introduced later on. A6L is same as European A6, but with longer wheelbase.
Just like the A8 and A8L, design of the 2019 Audi A6L has not been tampered with and looks same. Nonetheless, rear doors on A6L are bit longer to emphasize on elongated wheelbase. Wheelbase on A6L now measures 119 inches and is increment of 3.9 inch over standard A6. Due to the increased distance between rear axles, the cabin is more spacious than before and offers ample leg space of rear passengers. 2019 Audi A6L will be sold in China with two different outputs. The power source would be turbocharged 2.0 liter gasoline engine that gives 190hp or 224hp.
2019 Audi A6L will face stiff competition from long wheelbase models in China. Models such as Mercedes E-Class sedan and BMW 5 Series are two such examples of it and both of them are made in China. Interestingly, Jaguar also sells an elongated version of XFL to compete against its German rivals. Most sedans in China is getting LWB version as it is doing quite good. At Guangzhou Auto Show, Peugeot also revealed their long wheelbase version of 806, especially for Chinese market.