Audi was photographed testing its new rival with the Mercedes-Benz EQE, complete with a set of split headlights.
Along with the sedan version pictured here, A6 e-tron range will evolved to include a wagon… Hope.
Like the 2021 concept before it, production of A6 The e-tron appears to have a soft, flowing shape punctuated by some obvious creases, mainly along the flanks and at the rear.
However, the slim, slim headlights from the concept are gone, replaced by a trendy set of split headlights. The upper part has LED daytime running lights, the lower part has low and high lights.
The same treatment has been applied to the A6 Avant e-tron concept, following the A6 e-tron sedan.
Looking at it vertically, we can see that the door is flatter than on the concept. In addition, there are traditional wing mirrors instead of a camera recess and raised door handles.
At the rear, the concept’s short rear end has been moved, but the clamshell has been reduced and the taillights are thicker than before.
Basically, the A6 e-tron will use the PPE (Platform Premium Electric) architecture jointly developed by Audi and Porsche. The first PPE-based vehicles released with the next generation Porsche Macan and Q6 e-tron.
The 2021 concept has a 100kWh battery pack and is said to have support for fast charging up to 270kW plus a range of 700km during the WLTP test cycle.
At the time of the concept’s unveiling, Audi said the production A6 e-tron would be available in both rear- and all-wheel drive, with one variant said to have 350kW and 800Nm.
Since the concept is almost production-ready and measures 4.96m long, 1.96m wide and 1.44m high, we expect this prototype and the show-ready car to be about the same size.
Audi has committed to being a fully electric brand in 2033 in every market except China, while rules proposed by the European Commission will make it impossible for car manufacturers to sell new cars with internal combustion engines in the EU by 2035.
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