The Audi A6 e-tron Concept is One Small Step Into The Electric Car Era
The Audi A6 is dead long live the Audi A6 e-tron Concept. This is the way. Eventually, the current fossil-fueled A6 will have to make the transition from fossil fuel to battery power because this is the mandated way. And in preparation for this bold new era, very few legacy car manufacturers wanted, Audi has released the A6 e-tron Concept. The styling borrows design cues from the A5 Sportback and throws a bit of A7 into the mix. And unsurprisingly this Audi looks mighty striking indeed. But for now, it is a concept and as with all concepts, its part publicity stunt part future reveal.
It’s built upon an all-new dedicated electric car platform that will form the basis of future electric Audi models, from sedans to SUVs. The platform will be shared with Porsche. The Audi A6 e-tron Concept will be retail-ready by 2023 and rumors suggest that this concept is 95-percent approved. This means the A6 e-tron concept will be largely unchanged when it goes into production. Which begs the question, when is a concept not a concept?
Technical details are thin on the ground, but we are hearing a minimum battery pack of 100kWh which equates to around 435 miles of range. Power will range from 200bhp for entry-level models and up to 435bhp for top-of-the-range performance variants. You can also expect fast charging rates of 270kW which equates to 186 miles of range in 10 minutes. Expect an Avant body style and Quattro AWD.
The Audi electric car future will not be cheap, expect to pay an estimated £70k for an entry-level A6 e-tron.