We’ve already seen the Audi A6 Sportback e-tron concept back in 2021, now the brand has unveiled the A6 Avant e-tron concept car.
Audi says that the concept is ‘production-oriented’. And it gets better: it has an electric driving range of 435 miles, and with 800-volt technology it can gain 186 miles of range in just 10 minutes at a 270 kW ultra-rapid charger. It can also accelerate from 0-62mph in less than four seconds. Despite the large 22-inch wheels, it’s also aerodynamic, with a cW value of just 0.24.
The Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept has a new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform, being developed under Audi’s leadership together with Porsche AG.
This has a long wheelbase, which holds around 100kWh of energy, and it uses the entire vehicle base, which makes it possible to achieve a relatively flat layout for the battery.
The PPE is the first platform designed to accommodate a large range of high-volume cars – including the high-volume B- and C-segments and SUVs and CUVs with high ground clearance as well as cars with a low ride height.
The future range of PPE models will include versions with one electric motor each mounted to the front and rear axles that use electronic coordination to deliver all-wheel drive on demand and achieve a balance between driving dynamics and energy efficiency.
In addition, the e-tron family will also include basic versions optimised for minimum consumption and maximum range – in this case, propulsion will come from a single electric motor mounted to the rear axle.
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 heart of the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept’s drive technology – and that of all future PPE models – will be the 800-volt charging technology. Like the Audi e-tron GT quattro, this ensures that the battery can be charged with up to 270kW in a very short time at fast-charging stations. This technology will enter the high-volume mid-range and luxury segments with the PPE for the very first time.
The first Audi production vehicles built on the PPE platform will be successively unveiled starting in 2023.