In April 2021, Audi presented the A6 e-Tron Concept, a prototype that advanced the lines of its future electric executive sedan, whose production will begin in 2023. Now, the brand has published a series of teasers of the A6 Avant e-Tron Concept, a family that will see the light exactly one year later than the original concept car.
This model, which will probably be revealed during the New York International Auto Show 2022 (from April 15 to 24), will offer more practicality than the sedan; In exchange, it will have somewhat worse aerodynamics, which will have a direct impact on its autonomy (the sedan is expected to approve a maximum of 700 km WLTP).
As can be seen in the advances shared by Audi, the A6 Avant e-Tron Concept will maintain the main design keys of the A6 e-Tron Concept, including the Singleframe grille painted in the same color as the rest of the bodywork, the side skirts in a Y shape and the stylized pilots in horizontal format.
In keeping with Audi tradition, the high-performance RS6 version is expected to only be available with the Avant station wagon body. However, the saloon probably also has an S6 variant, located one rung below the RS6.
The only rival of the Audi A6 Avant e-Tron will be the BMW i5 Touring
The A6 Avant e-Tron will make use of the PPE modular platform, developed jointly with Porsche. This advanced architecture will debut next year with the Audi Q6 e-Tron and Porsche Macan. Initially, the new model will be available with rear and all-wheel drive (Quattro).
Like the conventional A6 e-Tron, the A6 Avant e-Tron will have an 800-volt electrical system, being able to access ultra-fast charges in direct current at 270 kW of power. This should allow you to recover 300 km WLTP of autonomy in just 10 minutes, taking 25 minutes to go from 5 to 80% charge.
The only direct rival of the Audi A6 Avant e-Tron will be the future BMW i5 Touring, as Mercedes-Benz confirmed at the time that it does not plan to launch a family version of the EQE. The rest of the brands with electric models in the E segment (Genesis, Tesla, etc.) probably do not bet on this type of bodywork either.