Not everything changes
Despite its well-known name, the next Audi A6 will be a completely different story than the current A6. Yet some things remain the same, because there will also be an Avant version. This has now been recorded publicly for the first time.
Audi is overhauling its nomenclature, which means that the even numbers are now intended for fully electric models. That is why the fully electric ‘A6 e-tron’ will simply appear on the market as the A6 and the fuel A6 will continue to be known as the A7. This also happens with the A4 and A5; the first will be electric, the second will have fuel engines and is essentially the successor to the current A4. Naturally, there will be more distinction between the electric models and their fuel brothers, because the EVs will have a more futuristic design, in line with concept cars that have recently appeared. In the case of the new Audi A6, we are of course talking about the A6 e-tron Concept from 2021. The Audi A6 Avant e-tron Concept followed in 2022 and now we see its production version.
From the spy photos of the Audi A6 sedan we could already conclude that Audi remains broadly loyal to the study model and that also seems to apply to the Audi A6 Avant. Naturally, the proportions are a bit more conventional than in the concept version. We also see that the rear lights are not such a ‘straight-forward beam’ as on the study model. They are connected to each other, but towards the center the beam is somewhat thinner than at the corners. The considerably sloping rear window and the integrated roof spoiler survived the concept phase.
The electric Audi A6 Avant is on the new PPE platform on which the electric Porsche Macan and Audi Q6 will soon debut. Count on impressive charging speeds (more than 270 kW), 800V architecture and a likely more than 600 hp RS version. With the A6, Audi competes with cars such as the BMW i5 and the Mercedes-Benz EQE, which in their most powerful form already exceed 600 hp. The mildest Audi A6 will probably produce between 200 and 300 hp. We expect the unveiling next year.
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