At the Shanghai Auto Show 2021, the Germans unveiled the Audi A6 e-tron Concept, which is a harbinger of an upcoming production model. Interestingly, despite its name, the novelty is not a sedan. Before us is a large liftback, that is, in fact, this is not an A6 at all, but rather an A7 Sportback.
The exterior design of the concept is quite traditional, with numerous sharp edges. At the same time, the car boasts an impressive coefficient of aerodynamic drag Cd – 0.22.
There is no functional radiator grill on the prototype; instead, a large plug is installed. However, there are several ventilation holes in the front, which help to cool the technical stuffing.
The presented electric car also boasts high-tech matrix headlights. According to the Germans, the light beam can even be used as a projector.
For example, a driver and passengers who are bored while recharging can “launch” a multiplayer game on a nearby wall and thus pass the time.
From the side, the car is notable for the striking black inserts along the bottom, and this decor is intended to visually demonstrate the location of the traction battery. At the rear of the car, it is worth noting the presence of an aggressive diffuser.
Note that the concept was presented to the public in a special silver shade “Heliosilver”. According to the developers, this paint not only looks spectacular, but also reflects the lion’s share of the heat from the sun’s rays.
Due to this, the body of the car heats up less, which means that passengers of an electric car do not need to turn on the air conditioner once again, which in turn contributes to additional energy savings.
In terms of dimensions, the Audi A6 e-tron Concept corresponds to the usual “six”. The electric car reaches 4,960 mm in length, 1,960 mm in width, and 1,440 mm in height.
At the same time, the prototype is the first model of the German brand, built on the new PPE (Premium Platform Electric) platform, developed in cooperation with Porsche. By the way, the next Macan will be built on the same “cart”.
The liftback shown by the Germans has four-wheel drive and is equipped with two electric motors with a total capacity of 470 hp. (800 Nm). At the same time, the company has already announced that the basic versions of the production version will have rear-wheel drive and one engine. They will be able to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in about 7.0 seconds.
In turn, high-performance all-wheel drive options will be noticeably faster and with the task at hand, within 4.0 seconds.
As for the traction battery, the concept is based on a 100 kWh battery with a range exceeding 700 km. It operates under a voltage of 800 volts, while in 10 minutes at a fast station, its power reserve can be replenished by more than 300 km. Well, charging from 5 to 80% is possible in 25 minutes.
Audi plans to introduce the first commercial model on the PPE platform in the second half of 2022. Most likely, this will be the electric A6.