Audi appears to be working on another RS-branded electric vehicle, which is based on the upcoming A6 e-tron.
The Electronic Audi RS6 will follow RS e-tron GT but offers a more pragmatic, upright sedan body and helps the Ingolstadt brand rival Mercedes-AMG EQE and an electric counterweight to RS6 runs on combustion energy.
Our spy photographers believe this is an RS6 e-tron based on large brake discs and red brake calipers.
If this is a prototype for the upcoming Audi RS6 e-tron, it will be the first time an RS6 has had a non-wagon body shape in more than 10 years.
The core A6 e-tron series, including the Avant wagon, will launch in 2024 according to a report from car.
Electric sedans and wagons will appear shortly after Crossover Q6 e-tron, with which it will share the new Premium Platform Electric co-developed by Audi and Porsche. PPE is also the foundation for the upcoming Porsche Macan EV.
“At the end of this year, we will launch the Q6 E-tron, and then a few months later the A6 E-tron,” said Audi design chief Marc Lichte.
“The A6 E-tron was born exactly three years after we launched the e-tron GT and on the A6 E-tron – as you can see on the concept car, very, very, very, very, very close to the car. production – you can see that we are going to be more polished and simple.”
There seems to be one key difference between the spotted prototypes of the A6 and RS6 e-tron models, and that is the front lighting – the electric models appear to have stratified lighting, a trend. Design direction is becoming more and more popular in the industry.
Using the Porsche Macan EV as a guide, the RS6 e-tron can generate up to 450 kW of power and 1000 Nm of torque.
For reference, the current Audi RS6 makes 441 kW and 800 Nm from the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, while the RS e-tron GT makes 440 kW and 830 Nm of torque from the system. two-motor four-wheel drive. This is good for a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.3 seconds.
The core A6 e-tron series will be offered with a choice of single-engine rear-wheel drive and four-engine four-wheel drive.
The concept sedan uses a 100kWh lithium-ion battery with a claimed range of 700km under the more stringent WLTP standards, 800V technology and 270kW charging capacity.
The Avant concept also uses a 100kWh battery, coupled with a dual-motor AWD drivetrain with 350kW of power and 800Nm of torque.
The concept’s suspension includes a five-link axle at the front optimized for electric vehicles, with a multi-link axle at the rear. It also has an air suspension with adaptive dampers.
Similar in size to the internal combustion-powered A6, the sedan and electric wagon have drag coefficients of just 0.22 and 0.24 respectively.
Audi has chosen not to reveal the interior of either concept and the spy shots don’t give us a close-up look.
However, we can expect to see a more tablet-style infotainment touchscreen instead of Audi’s more classic integrated display if the upcoming Q6 e-tron is a guide.
Audi is expected to shift many of its high-performance S and RS-branded vehicles to electric powertrains as it plans to launch at least 20 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025 and launch vehicles with internal combustion engines. (ICE) at the same time. year.
Audi has committed to being an all-electric brand by 2033 in every market except China, with the European Union lock in new regulations will ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars, SUVs and light commercial vehicles from 2035.
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