Improvement of the manufacturing model of the Audi A6 e-tron idea that debuted final 12 months is properly underway, as confirmed by the spy photos displaying a camouflaged prototype with a manufacturing physique. The absolutely electrical sedan is anticipated to debut someday in 2023 as a 2024 mannequin, but it surely gained’t be a direct alternative to the ICE-powered A6 which can live on.
The early prototype isn’t fitted with the production-spec lighting models however reveals just a few design adjustments on each ends. On the entrance, it includes a split-headlight design, much like what we’ve seen in Audi’s electrical SUVs just like the This autumn e-tron and Q5 e-tron. The principle headlight models are considerably longer than those discovered on the A6 e-tron Avant Idea which doubtless ready us for the manufacturing model. An analogous therapy has been noticed within the newest prototypes of the upcoming Q6 e-tron, hinting at a brand new styling course from Audi. Different adjustments embrace the smaller and absolutely lined singleframe grille, making method for a bigger central consumption and discreet inlets on the entrance bumper.
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Within the profile, the aerodynamic silhouette of the idea that debuted in April 2021 seems to be carried over within the manufacturing model, with a sloping roofline and a brief rear deck. Price-cutting measures (or extra sensible options, take your choose) have resulted in typical door handles and mirrors, though the flamboyant mirror-replacing cameras – already discovered within the e-tron SUV – might be an optionally available function.
The rear finish can be redesigned with bigger and fewer futuristic taillights, and the demise of the black design function above them in favor of a extra typical tailgate. Additionally, the rear bumper has a wider and extra discreet diffuser among the many reflectors. General the mannequin seems to be extra just like the Audi A5 and A7 Sportbacks than the common A6, with some angles paying homage to the Tesla Mannequin S rival.
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The Audi A6 e-tron might be sharing the PPE structure with the Audi Q6 e-tron and the Porsche Macan, together with dual-motor powertrain choices. Within the idea, the electrical motors produced a mixed 470 hp (350 kW / 476 PS) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, with the vitality sourced in a floor-mounted 100 kWh battery. This sounds fairly promising when it comes to efficiency however we count on the manufacturing model to supply extra decisions when it comes to energy outputs and battery capacities. It is usually rumored that Audi is planning a totally electrical RS6 successor with the wagon bodystyle that was previewed by the Audi A6 e-tron Avant Idea.
Rivals of the Audi A6 e-tron embrace the Mercedes-Benz EQE, and the upcoming BMW i5. Audi has determined to promote the electrical sedan alongside the common Audi A6 for just a few years, with the ICE-powered different set to obtain a facelift this 12 months – much like what Mercedes-Benz is doing with the EQE and the E-Class.
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