In 2021, Audi unveiled its A6 e-tron concept, and the German manufacturer stated that production would begin in 2023 and an RS model may be available. The new Audi A6 e-tron concept is rather impressive. This concept is reportedly 95% accurate to the final design and is presently under development with a 2023 debut date. The A6 e-tron is the first official look at Audi and Porsche's new PPE platform, which stands for Premium Platform Electric.
PPE is positioned above the MEB platform used by the Volkswagen Group to support the Q4s, the Skoda Enyaq, and the VW ID.3 and ID.4 models. The Porsche Taycan and the e-tron GT are built on the J1 platform, which is more opulent and athletic. Audi intends to heat up the competition for Tesla.
The most potent A6 e-trons will have an amazing 462bhp and 590lb ft of torque, as well as a 100kWh battery, according to Audi, who also claims that the flat-floored PPE will eventually serve as the foundation for an entire family of new EVs.
They will be able to manage a range of over 435 miles and, when the infrastructure permits it, 270kW charging. For comparison, a 10-minute charge will provide around 186 miles of range. After the electric A6 debuts, there will also be models with rear-wheel drive and Quattro, and the Avant on the same platform. The introduction of the A6 e-tron does not herald the demise of the A6's gasoline-powered counterpart. Audi hopes they can coexist harmoniously for the time being.
According to design chief Marc Lichte, an electric Audi RS6 e-tron would be unveiled later. To differentiate it from the impending A6 e-tron, the RS6 e-tron will feature a wider track and larger wheels. Both will be built on the PPE platform developed by Volkswagen Group, with the A6 e-tron receiving a 100kWh battery and a 435-mile range. The fastest models, meanwhile, will reach 62 mph in less than four seconds flat.
Moreover, Lichte reaffirmed that the RS6 would have a different performance model while he was speaking at a preview of the Audi activesphere concept in Munich. Based on the future PPE platform from Audi and Porsche, the electric A6 will have an 800-volt architecture and rapid charging rates of up to 270 kW. The floor-mounted battery will be about 100 kWh in size and, depending on certain specifications, might have a WLTP range of up to 435 miles. This range could be Tesla a run.
There will be options for a rear-wheel drive with a single motor and an all-wheel drive with two motors when the production version ultimately shows up. Fast charging could add an additional 186 miles of range in only 10 minutes for the fastest models, which can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in less than four seconds. The gasoline-powered A6 would continue to be offered in some areas alongside the e-trons for some time to come.
A large rear diffuser, fancy Digital Matrix LED headlights that can project video games onto walls so you can play them while charging, and cameras for the door mirrors will also be included.
The Audi Avant
Audi's A6 Avant e-tron concept is proof that estate vehicles will still be available in the company's all-electric future. This is set to be some competition for the MG 5 EV and Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo. Audi claims that this Avant concept is 90 to 95 per cent complete, similar to the Sportback-bodied A6 that debuted last year. Identical to its saloon-like sibling, it has a closed grille, a rear lightbar, large wheels, short overhangs, and appropriately boxy arches.
There are no boot space statistics available from Audi, but for any new estate vehicle, a lot more storage space would be expected. The electric estate vehicle has dimensions of just under 5 meters long and nearly 2 meters wide, making it roughly the same size as the Sportback, although as would be expected, it is significantly less aerodynamic.