Audi currently has only one electric sedan in its portfolio, the e-Tron GT. This sports sedan, directly derived from the Porsche Taycan, would come to occupy a position equivalent to that of the thermal A7 within the company’s range. However, in the short term, a second model with similar characteristics will join it: the A6 e-Tron.
Like the e-Tron GT, the A6 e-Tron will fit into the E segment (executive sedans); however, it will take a less radical approach. The new model, which will be launched on the market next year, will be available in two bodies: a classic three-body sedan and a practical family car (Avant), the latter body is specially designed for the European public.
The Audi A6 e-Tron will have headlights at two heights, with the upper module forming a very thin “eyebrow” and the lower one hidden in an oversized air intake. Although it will maintain the brand’s typical Singleframe grille, it will be completely blinded and painted in the same color as the rest of the bodywork.
Both the sedan and the Avant will be very aerodynamic (they will have a coefficient of 0.22 and 0.24 respectively ); in return, the glazed surface in the rear will be relatively small. The pilots joined across the width of the rear will stand out from the design seen in other Audi proposals, opting for more avant-garde shapes that are simple at the same time.
The Audi A6 e-Tron will coexist with the e-Tron GT
This model, which will measure 4.96 meters long, will sit on the new PPE modular platform, developed jointly by Audi and Porsche. Among other things, it will incorporate an 800-volt electrical system, which will allow it to charge at a maximum of 270 kW of direct current power. This should allow you to recover 300 km WLTP of autonomy in 10 minutes, taking 25 minutes to go from 5 to 80% charge.
These specifications are identical to those of the e-Tron GT. However, where the A6 e-Tron will stand out from its brother will be in the autonomy section, because while the e-Tron GT approves a maximum of 487 km WLTP, the newcomer will be around 700 km WLTP. As can be seen, the improvement will be very noticeable.
Among the main rivals of the Audi A6 e-Tron will be, in addition to the Audi e-Tron GT itself, the Mercedes-Benz EQE, Porsche Taycan, and Tesla Model S. Nor can we forget the future BMW i5, the recently launched BYD Han EV, and Genesis Electrified G80, and the avant-garde Lucid Air, which, due to its approach, militates between the E and F segments.