Audi Q6: Audi working on BMW X6 competitor

BMW X6 - Audi Q7
BMW X6 - Audi Q7

Here is an interesting piece of news – Audi has apparently kicked off development on a new model that will compete with the BMW X6. The new performance-orientated crossover, set to be badged the Audi Q6 when it hits North American showrooms, will seat 5-passengers and will be based on the same all-wheel-drive underpinnings as the second-generation Volkswagen Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne.

Nothing is 100 percent official yet, but Audi boss Rupert Stadler said at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show that “We can imagine a model between the Q5 and the Q7 – a coupelike, four-wheel-driven model.”

The Audi Q6 will likely arrive to the United States with a lineup of gasoline and diesel engines and a possible hybrid variant. An Audi RS Q6 is also being considered to compete with the BMW X5 M.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoWeek