New details are starting to emerge about the Audi A9 concept, ahead of its rumored debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

New details are starting to emerge about the Audi A9 concept, ahead of its rumored debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

According to Autocar, the concept is currently under construction and will be used to preview the company's future styling direction.

Audi has remained tight-lipped about the car but sources have told the magazine it will be a four-door coupe with laser headlights and a "newly interpreted" version of their single frame grille.

The concept is also slated to preview a production model which could be launched in 2017 to battle the Porsche Panamera and Mercedes CLS. The car will reportedly be based on the MLB Evo platform and be heavily influenced by 2016 A8.

Specifications remain a mystery but the A9 will reportedly be offered with a variety of engines including a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 and a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. The latter engine will also be used in the S9 where it is rumored to produce up to 600 bhp (447 kW).

Rumors also suggest there will be two diesel options including a 3.0-liter V6 and 4.0-liter V8. There could also be petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid variants but nothing is official as of yet.

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