By Otsile Kadiege
After unveiling the A6 e-tron Sportback back in April 2021 at the Shanghai Auto Show, Audi recently lifted the veils off the Avant (station wagon) variant of the A6 e-tron. As you might have guessed the concept station wagon is fully-electric boasting an impressive electric driving range, futuristic exterior and interior design, as well as ground-breaking technologies. The A6 e-tron Avant is built on the Ingolstadt-based automaker’s exclusive battery-electric platform.
Tell-tales that this model is an all-electric Audi are its enclosed, patterned Singleframe grille and ‘e-tron’ insignia on the lower section of the front bumper. Sitting slightly atop the flanks of the grille are the Digital Matrix headlights with a rather nifty feature that will allow the driver and passengers to project a movie when parked next to a wall whilst recharging.
Its sleek side profile is unmistakably Avant and features large 22-inch wheels we’d like to see on the production model whilst its rear-end features three-dimensional taillights with digital OLED elements. As is the case with some Audi A6 models, the A6 e-tron Avant’s high-tech taillights will also feature a digital light show with 3D spatial effect. Other highlights include prominent split rear diffusers and a seamlessly integrated rear spoiler
New platform, more range
The A6 e-tron Avant concept will be built on Audi’s PPE platform that’s exclusively reserved for the automaker’s electric vehicles. According to Audi, the PPE technology enables charging times that come close to a conventional stop to refuel a car powered by a combustion engine. Just 10 minutes is said to be enough time to charge the battery to a level sufficient to power the car for more than 300 kilometres and in less than 25 minutes, Audi says you can charge the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept’s 100kWh battery from 5 to 80 percent. Audi claims a driving range of 700 km which should be ideal for long distance travelling.
The Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept’s two electric motors are capable of delivering 350 kW of power and 800 Nm of torque. Audi claims the less powerful variants will sprint from 0-100 km/h in less than 7 seconds whilst the range-topper will do the same in “well under 4 seconds.”
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