Audi A6 e-Tron: Sighted on test drives

The Audi A6 e-Tron sedan was shown as a concept vehicle some time ago – now a prototype is making its rounds. We have pictures and information for you. Following the recent unveiling of a new Avant estate concept, the first test cars of the upcoming Audi A6 e-Tron electric car have now been spotted.

  • Audi A6 e-Tron test car sighted
  • The upcoming new electric sedan
  • 100kWh battery expected
  • Around 690 kilometers range
  • Sale in 2023
  • Could cost from around 72,000 euros

Less than a week after Audi unveiled a new A6 Avant e-Tron estate concept, spy shots of the upcoming Audi A6 e-Tron have been spotted. The new Audi A6 e-Tron is scheduled to be launched in 2023 as an alternative to the Tesla Model S and the Mercedes EQE.

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Just a few days ago, the Audi A6 Avant e-Tron concept car was unveiled, which takes up many elements of the sedan study presented last year (see above). Neither the concept (above) nor the new prototype (below) looks like today’s Audi A6 – whether that’s a good thing or not is up to you to decide.

At the front, you can spot some ultra-thin daytime running lights peeking through the prototype’s camouflage above some larger high beams – similar to the setup BMW has announced for the forthcoming 7 Series and i7 electric car.

Audi A6 e-Tron

The bottom grille looks higher than that of the concept car, but that could be a case of clever camouflage meant to obscure the final design.

One thing that hasn’t changed from the concept version of the sedan is the distinctive side profile.

It’s a long car – perhaps a bit longer than the current Audi A6 – but its sweeping roofline is more akin to that of the sleek Audi A7.

The concept versions had a slim LED light bar at the rear, but this prototype appears to use a split set. These could have been put in place to hide the finished vehicle’s design, or they could be a sign that Audi changed the design of the rear of the concept.

Audi A6 e-Tron Battery and range

Audi A6 e-Tron

The concept versions of the Audi A6 e-Tron use a 100 kWh battery with a range of 690 kilometers. It can be expected that the finished car will come close to these values. It can also be fast-charged with up to 270 kW, allowing you to travel 300 kilometers in just 10 minutes.

Engines and performance

We assume that the road version of the Audi A6 e-Tron will be available with several engine options. The long-distance versions are expected to use a single motor to drive the rear wheels. In the high-performance versions, a double engine with up to 476 hp and 800 Nm of torque is to be used. These will be equipped with an all-wheel drive.

Audi A6 e-Tron prices and the start of sales

The Audi A6 e-Tron is scheduled to hit the market in 2023, both as a sedan and an Avant station wagon. The price could start at around 72,000 euros.

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