Almost a year ago, at the Shanghai Motor Show, Audi presented the new A6 e-tron concept which anticipates the shapes and contents of a new electric sedan that should debut next year. A very interesting model that will feature the new EPP platform developed in collaboration with Porsche. Now, this car has been spied on the road for the first time, a sign that the development of the production model is moving forward.
The car appears, of course, heavily disguised. However, some aspects of the design may still be noted. In front, for example, we find split headlights, a choice seen on some of the latest Audi models but not present in the concept car. Compared to the concept, a smaller grid can also be seen. The rear has also been revised with more traditional headlights. Classic rear-view mirrors are also noticeable in place of the concept cameras. The general forms, however, they don’t seem to be too different compared to those of the concept car.
Surely, with the tests that will continue over the next few months, it will be possible to discover more details of this new electric car that is very important for the electrification strategy of the German car manufacturer. As for the powertrain, for the moment we can only remember what Audi told at the presentation of the concept car.
Certainly the future Audi A6 e-tron will be offered in different versions. However, the prototype presented last year had two electric motors capable of delivering 476 hp (350 kW) and 800 Nm of torque. To power the powertrain a 100 kWh battery capable of allowing a range of 700 km. Thanks to the 800 V architecture it will be possible to recharge in direct current up to a power of 270 kW.
Once on the market, the Audi A6 e-tron will compete directly with the likes of the Mercedes EQE. However, with the launch of the new electric car, the German manufacturer will continue to market the A6 model with a combustion engine for a few more years. Finally, remember that the PPE platform will also be used for the future Audi Q6 e-tron and for the new electric Porsche Macan.
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