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Audi previews upcoming electric A6 estate with Avant e-tron concept

8 Audi A6 e-tron Avant concept

Audi has revealed an electric estate concept with a 435-mile range that will closely mirror a production model that’s due in 2024.

Following the unveil of the electric A6 Sportback concept, last year, the German car maker has now outlined its plans to offer the executive model with an estate body.

The A6 Avant e-tron, along with its Sportback counterpart, is expected to go on sale in 2024 and will be sold alongside the existing A6 model.

It has similar dimensions to the current A6 and A7 series and has been developed with aerodynamics in mind.

Audi has not detailed the specifics of the car’s electric powertrain, but it says there will be single and twin motor variants. The twin-motor concept car delivers 469PS and 800Nm. Rear-wheel-drive models “developed for efficiency” will also be available when the car goes into production.

The A6 Avant e-tron will be based on Audi and Porsche’s new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform, which is designed exclusively for electric vehicles. It integrates a battery into the vehicle’s floor, allowing for a capacity of around 100kWh. Audi says the car can achieve a range of up to 435 miles.

Like the Audi e-tron GT, the A6 Avant e-tron uses an 800-volt charging system. It means 186 miles of range can be added in 10 minutes and a 5%-80% charge takes as little as 25 minutes, using a 270kW charger.

The car maker announced that it will phase out production of its last internal combustion engines (ICE) by 2033, with all new cars being all electric from 2026.

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