Audi is looking it “the storage champ,” however we’re calling it the best-looking e-tron mannequin but. The Audi A6 Avant e-tron idea automotive simply debuted and it blends electrical energy with cool chunky styling and provides a hefty serving of cargo house.
“With the Audi A6 Avant e-tron idea, we’re providing a very tangible take a look at future manufacturing fashions on our new PPE expertise platform,” stated Audi technical improvement boss Oliver Hoffmann. “We’re not simply electrifying the Avant’s profitable 45-year historical past. What we would like most of all is to make use of technical ability so as to add an exclamation level.”
The automaker describes the proportions as “distinctly paying homage to a sports activities automotive,” due to the flat cabin and dynamic roof arch in addition to the brief overhangs which are a part of the EV platform. Take a look at it from the aspect and the A6 Avant appears to have been carved from a single block of stone, particularly within the idea automotive’s Neptune Valley gray end.
As an idea, it is stuffed with lighting tips together with three LED projectors constructed into either side of the physique. Open the doorways and so they play a dynamic impact that features greetings in an array of languages. The identical projectors can show warning symbols on the bottom – like alerting a bike owner that the automotive’s door is about to open. 4 projectors within the corners can add projections for flip indicators, and the LED Digital Matrix headlights can venture video video games onto a wall in entrance of the automotive. Audi says they’ll mild up the roadway fairly successfully as effectively.
Due to the lengthy wheelbase of the Audi PPE platform, the A6 Avant e-tron can maintain round 100 kWh value of battery cells. With 800-volt charging tech and the flexibility to simply accept as much as 270 kW of cost, Audi says it will probably add 300 km of vary in simply 10 minutes, or go from 5 to 80 per cent full in 25 minutes. The full vary for the pack, on the beneficiant European testing cycle, is estimated at 700 km.
A pair of motors flip that battery pack’s vitality into ahead movement delivering a mixed 469 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Audi would not go into many particulars on the powertrain right here however does say that the e-tron household will embrace single-motor fundamental variations for optimum vary. Although even when we do see the wagon in North America, we do not anticipate to see two-wheel drive fashions from the model.
Audi has made it clear that this A6 Avant e-tron is styled the best way a manufacturing automotive could be and that it plans to carry the automotive to manufacturing. We’ll have to attend to seek out out if it’s going to arrive in Canada, however Audi providing the present A6 Avant right here is an efficient signal.