Audi has revealed a production-oriented A6 Avant e-tron concept as part of its 2022 Annual Media Conference.
Built on an entirely new platform in partnership with Porsche, the luxury shooting brake electric car will offer a range of 435 miles with fast charging giving drivers 186 miles range in just 10 minutes.
Audi A6 Avant e-tron exterior
Looking at the front, the Audi A6 e-tron concept follows similar styling cues as other all-electric Audi’s with a characteristic feature being the large enclosed singleframe grille. This is bordered at the bottom by deep air intakes for cooling the drivetrain, battery, and brakes.
With its dynamic proportions and elegant lines, including the Avant back end typical of the brand, drag efficiency has obviously played an important role in the EVs design.
Large 22-inch wheels and short overhangs, the flat cabin, and a dynamic roof arch give the Avant proportions that are distinctly reminiscent of a sports car, despite that fact that at 4,960mm in length, 1,960mm in width, and 1,440mm tall it is very much a luxury estate.
Audi A6 Avant e-tron range and drivetrain
The Premium Platform Electric (PPE) which A6 Avant e-tron is built on is designed exclusively for battery-electric drive systems and can therefore take full advantage of all the benefits of this technology. The key element of the future PPE fleet is a battery module between the axles that holds around 100kWh of energy in the Avant version of the A6 e-tron concept.
The PPE technology enables charging times that come close to a conventional stop to refuel a car, allowing the EV to be recharged to 186 miles of range in just 10 minutes. In less than 25 minutes, you can charge the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept’s 100kWh battery from 5 to 80 percent.
Together with a range of up to 435 miles – depending on the selected drive system and power output – the aim of the Audi A6 e-tron is to make it the go-to EV for long trips.
The Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept’s two electric motors are capable of delivering 350kW (469ps) of total output and 800Nm of torque.
The battery size and wheelbase of PPE vehicles are scalable, making them suitable for use in different market segments in future.
The first Audi production vehicles built on the PPE platform will be successively unveiled starting in 2023.