In recent years we have been inundated by electric SUVs. Not only because this type of car is simply 'in', but also because slightly higher models have more space for a decent battery pack under the floor. Without compromising the interior space.
Tesla has been proving that this can be done differently for years, and the Porsche Taycan and Audi E-Tron GT also demonstrate this. The downside of these two is that they may be less practical than an SUV. With the Audi A6 Avant E-Tron you don't suffer from that, because this is a wattle of a station wagon, in the tradition of the 'normal' Audi A6.
If you remember the Audi A6 E-Tron Concept from roughly a year ago, the A6 Avant E-Tron is not a huge surprise. The grille has a slightly modified interior, but the light units are the same. They promise to be of unprecedented clarity not only in terms of light output, but also in terms of intelligence. If we are to believe Audi, it is the Einsteins under the headlights with Digital Matrix LED and OLED technology. Yet the lamps are not smart enough for a game of chess. Fortunately, the narrow light units can project large-format moving images from games or movies onto a wall. Don't get bored while charging...
Also at the back we find the same impressive light battery as with the sedan brother; it seems as if a complete LED lamp factory is housed here. All in all, the Avant version of the A6 E-Tron looks even more impressive and massive than the A6 E-Tron sedan. Especially at the back. This is not only due to the continuous roof, but mainly due to the shiny frames in the places where the exhausts are located on a conventional car. Bit over the top. And actually the same goes for the wheels, with their diameter of 22 inches ...
Also technically taps the electric Audi A6 Avant E-Tron Concept from the same barrel as the sedan version. This means that it is on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) developed by Audi and Porsche. This means that a battery pack of 100 kWh is hidden under the low body. Thanks in part to the very low Cw value of 0.24, this gives the nearly 5 meters long and 1.96 meters wide station wagon a range of 700 kilometers. In addition, the electric Audi hits the EV skeptics with a deadly serious charging speed. With a 270 kW charging point, the Audi A6 Avant E-Tron Concept only needs 10 minutes to increase the driving range by 300 kilometers. You need 25 minutes to charge the battery pack from 5 to 80 percent of its capacity.
That is fast, but what goes much smoother is the 100th sprint. With two electric motors that are good for 476 hp and 800 Nm, the A6 Avant E-Tron only needs about 4 seconds. Those who are less in a hurry can certainly also go to slightly less powerful versions. Despite the large battery pack and its stretched silhouette, the Audi A6 Avant E-Tron Concept still has room for 565 liters of luggage. That is only 20 liters than the Skoda Enyaq iV has in store. Then you only take a few bags less potatoes with you when you go on holiday ...
When you can go out with the A6 Avant E-tron, it is not yet entirely clear. Audi does indicate that the first Audi on the new PPE platform is scheduled for 2023. Whether that will be the sedan or the Avant does not tell the story. We would first market the Avant, because it actually has no serious competitor. While the four-door has to compete with the new Mercedes EQE, the electric equivalent of the Mercedes E-class sedan.
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