3D Auto | Audi a6 E-Tron – The Next E-Volution

Audi is expanding its e-Tron electric vehicle lineup, and the A6 e-Tron, a stylish sedan with all of the brand’s cutting-edge technology, will be the next to emerge. In the second half of 2022, it is expected to be introduced and launched. 

The electric version of the Audi A6 car made a surprise debut at the Shanghai auto show. Audi hasn’t given us a look inside the A6 e-Tron yet, but we’re expecting a full suite of infotainment capabilities, high-end materials, and ample interior space for four adults to travel in comfort. The production version of the Audi A6 e-Tron is expected to arrive in 2022 and go on sale in early 2023.

What’s New in the Audi A6 e-Tron?

The A6 e-Tron will be a whole new model for Audi, joining the Q4 e-Tron SUV and the e-Tron GT sports sedan as e-Tron vehicles. Audi hasn’t announced pricing for the A6 e-Tron yet, but we expect it to be comparable with the similarly sized Tesla Model S. It may cost something around $55,000 for acar equipped with a single motor. Below is everything that we could learn about its pricing, trims, features, and options. Keep reading to know more!

Why is the launch of this car very important for the upcoming Audi cars?

According to Audi, 95 percent of the concept will make it into a production car. The sleek new sheetmetal showcases the latest evolution of Audi’s design language, including the new “inverted face” front end, which replaces the typical dark grille region and body-color front bumper treatment of Audi’s classic cars and SUVs with a new “inverted face” front end.

In profile, the concept automobile resembles an A7 more than an A6. Thanks to the fastback roofline, which not only adds flair but also improves aerodynamics: The A6 E-Tron concept has a stated drag coefficient of 0.22, which is only 0.02 greater than Mercedes-pedestrian-looking Benz’s EQS flagship.

What features can be expected from this new Audi beast?

Despite being a sedan, the ICE version sold in China has a long wheelbase and a Sportback design similar to the A5 and A7. The huge single-piece blanked-out grille in silver with the four rings in the centre is first up. The huge air intakes on the bottom are used to keep the battery, engine, and brakes cool. The compact matrix LED headlights with digital OLED technology that also serve as a video game projector deserve special note!

Audi claims that the vehicle will have a range of more than 400 miles per charge. The A6 e-Tron is equipped with all-wheel drive thanks to two electric motors, one driving each axle. DC fast-charging capability will also come standard, according to Audi, allowing the car to charge its battery from 5% to 80% capacity in just 25 minutes. The A6 e-Tron, unlike the gasoline-powered A6, has a hatchback hidden in its sloped rear roofline, which should provide purchasers with a huge cargo room similar to that of the present A7.

The driver and passengers can play a smartphone game projected on a wall that was created by Audi engineers. Moving to the side, the A6 looks proportionate thanks to its huge 22-inch alloy wheels and small overhangs. The sloping coupe roof, camera-based mirrors in place of typical ORVMs, and wide doors without handles look clean and inviting. The end-to-end flowing OLED taillights with the lit emblem in the centre look beautiful and captivating from the back. 

The A6 e-tron will be constructed on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, which was created in collaboration with Porsche AG and will serve as the foundation for future production-spec electric automobiles. Two electric motors, one positioned on each axle, will deliver 469bhp and 800Nm of peak torque. 

Furthermore, the electric coordination will enable on-demand all-wheel-drive, allowing for a zero to 100kmph sprint time of less than four seconds. The combustion-free A6’s 100kWh battery pack can be charged from 5% to 80% in 25 minutes, with a 300-kilometer range attained in just 10 minutes of charging. The electric coupe has a WLTP range of 700 kilometres on a single charge. 

Unfortunately, Audi has not revealed any information about the interior, but we anticipate more information in the coming months.

Platform and powertrain of the Audi A6 e-Tron 

The A6 E-Tron is built on a new platform developed in collaboration with Porsche. For the foreseeable future, the Premium Platform Electric, or PPE, will underpin all electric Audis, as well as Porsches and Bentleys. This modular architecture can accommodate single-motor rear-drive and dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrains, as well as charging speeds of up to 270 kW. That’s around 80 kW less than the first promise, but still 20 kW more than the Tesla Supercharger with the fastest charging speed. 

PPE’s adaptability will be on display in the production A6 E-Tron, which will offer rear- and all-wheel drive, as well as single or twin motors. The concept’s two motors combine to create 469 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, bridging the gap between the current Audi S6 and RS6 in terms of performance. We expect the A6 E-Tron concept to have a single-speed direct-drive transmission rather than a two-speed unit, unlike the E-Tron GT. 

Audi claims that its concept can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds, which we expect the production vehicle to achieve. The A6 E-Tron concept claims more than 435 miles on a charge thanks to its 100-kWh battery pack—albeit based on the overly optimistic European WLTP test. The 2021 Audi E-Tron SUV has a WLTP range of 248 miles, but an EPA range of 222 miles.

When the 2024 Audi A6 E-Tron goes on sale in the United States, expect it to get north of 300 miles on the EPA cycle. If you can find a charging station that can handle 270 kW, 10 minutes of charging is said to add 186 miles of range. According to Audi, charging the battery pack from 5 to 80 percent takes as little as 25 minutes on the charger.

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