The Audi A6 e tron concept shows a preview of the new electric luxury sedan from the Ingolstadt brand, which should go into production in just two years in 2023. As the name suggests, the production version will be part of the A6 family of executive luxury sedans and will be able to keep up with the coming Mercedes EQE and the Tesla Model S..
- Based on the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture
- Twin engines produce 476 hp (350 kW) and 800 Nm of torque
- The 100 kWh battery enables a range of 700 km on a single charge
Audi A6 e tron: range and battery
The Audi A6 e tron receives a 100 kW battery with a range of up to 700 km in a single charge in the WLTP cycle. It will use an 800V electric architecture that allows for a fast 270kW charge, which means it can reach around 300km of range in just 10 minutes. According to Audi, the battery can be charged from 5 to 80 percent in just 25 minutes.
Audi A6 e tron: engines and performance
The A6 e tron concept is powered by two electric motors, one on each axle, which together produce 350 kW (476 hp) and 800 Nm. There will probably be a high-performance RS version with even more power and performance, which supposedly completes the 0-100 km / h sprint in “well under 4 seconds”. The twin-engine setup means that the A6 e tron is a “Quattro” all-wheel drive vehicle. However, smaller versions will be available with only a single motor on the rear axle, and even these should reach 0-100 km / h in less than 7 seconds.
Audi A6 and tron: new PSA platform
The A6 e tron sedan will be based on the VW Group’s new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) EV architecture, which is being jointly developed by Audi and Porsche. The platform is expected to make its production debut with the next generation fully electric Porsche Macan in 2022 and will also produce a Q6 e tron - a crossover sister car to the A6 e tron.
Interestingly, this is the one fifth platform that Audi will use for its electric vehicles as the The Throne SUV is based on a modified Q5 platform, the flagship e tron GT The sports sedan is based on the J1 platform from Porsche Taycan, the Q2 L e tron, which is only available in China, is based on the MQB platform and the recently introduced one Q4 e tron is based on the electrical platform MEB of the VW Group.
Since the PSA platform allows the batteries to sit low and flat between the axles, Audi can for the first time use a common platform for low-mounted vehicles and SUVs. It can also be zoomed in and out to accommodate higher and lower segments. The A6 e tron has multi-link suspension at the front and rear as well as air springs, which, according to Audi, enable “high ground clearance and low ride height”.
Audi A6 e tron: Positioning and competitors
The A6 e tron is scheduled to go into production in 2023, and when the transition of the e tron GT from concept to production is planned, there will be few visual changes to this concept. Its dimensions are not too far from the stream Audi A7and even its 22-inch wheel size is likely to remain for top models. It is positioned above the stream Audi A6 and A7 when it goes on sale, and its design is likely to have a major impact on the versions of these next-generation cars that will follow later.
Since the A6 competes with the Mercedes E-Class, the A6 e tron will likely be able to compete from head to toe with the upcoming EQE electric luxury sedan from the Stuttgart brand, which is under the Flagship Mercedes EQS. It will also serve as a rival for lower and mid-range variants of the Tesla Model S.
Audi A6 e tron: India starts
Audi India will shortly be launching the e tron and e tron Sportback SUVs. The e tron GT is unlikely to follow long after that. More information on the brand’s Indian range can be found here on his website. It’s safe to say that when it comes to electric vehicles, the brand is optimistic for India and for Audi Installation of quick chargers at its dealerships The infrastructure is also set up for the customers. Yes, it is likely that the production version of the Audi A6 e tron concept will also come to India at some point.
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