Audi A6 e-Tron Concept Debuts at Auto Shanghai
- on May 06, 2021
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Audi has introduced another e-Tron model after the unveiling of the Q4 e-Tron and Sportback Q4 e-Tron. The new A6 e-Tron is a concept model that hit the floors of 2021 Auto Shanghai, featuring rounded lines, twinkly lights, and a long wheelbase.
Audi has made it on the scalable Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform, which the company can stretch, lift and make roomier to spawn different electric models. Of note, the electric A6 concept will be a part of the gas-powered A6, not a standalone or replacement model. Audi says the concept is 95 per cent production-ready.
Presently, the company is employing different platforms to create electric models. The e-Tron GT used the J1 platform, while the Q4 e-Tron employs the MEB, which is also the one VW ID.4 uses. The following year, most Audi EVs will use the PPE due to its flexibility to develop different body styles and accommodate single or multiple engine layouts.
The absence of the big engine and heavy transmission tunnels gives way to add more space for occupants and luggage. The A6 e-Tron boasts virtually the same interior space as available in the present A6/A7, but it is likely to be roomier inside. The company didn’t show us the interior images, but we can clearly establish from exterior pictures that it is significant.
The most vital selling points of EVs are their range, charging and performance specs. The A6 e-Tron concept comes equipped with two electric motors that create 469 horsepower in total. The power would go to all the wheels.
Audi’s PPE platform can use only 800-volt charging tech, thus allowing for quick recharging. The car would juice up to offer 186 miles at a suitable charging station in only 10 minutes. Similarly, 5 to 80 per cent charging should take less than 30 minutes. The company says a full charge will give drivers over 400 miles of range.
The Audi A6 e-Tron concept doesn’t only look fantastic but should also be fun to drive.