By B. O’Hare
Audi has revealed a striking concept at Auto Shanghai based off the PPE platform (which was developed jointly by Audi & Porsche). A preview of a luxury electric sedan the brand plans to sell in the near future, the A6 e-tron has remarkably impressive stats and a very low drag coefficient.
Like the Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan, the A6 e-tron can charge at speeds of up to 270kW. In ideal conditions this will allow for a 5 to 80 percent charge in just 25 minutes. Audi also says the concept has a WLTP range of up to 435 miles per charge. The A6 e-tron concept is AWD, with a total power output of 470 horsepower. According to the press release, battery size is 100kWh. That said, Audi has said the platform can accommodate an even larger pack.
In terms of performance, the A6 e-tron concept is pretty rapid for an almost 5 meter long premium sedan. 0-60 mph takes under 4 seconds, meanwhile peak torque comes in at 800 Nm. One of the main reasons why the A6 e-tron concept has such fantastic stats is due to a drag coefficient of just 0.22. Although not quite as low as the 0.20 score of the Mercedes EQS, it’s still mighty impressive.
Another awesome feature of the concept is its paint. Why, you ask? Well the ‘Heliosilver’ color the concept wears can reflect heat. “It can reflect a significant percentage of the thermal radiation in sunlight, thus reducing the amount of energy that enters the car’s body and, above all, its interior,” an Audi press release reads. Pretty cool right? And we’re not done yet when it comes to fascinating features of the A6 e-tron concept. The concept also has matrix LED headlights capable of projecting images and videos. This means, when facing a wall, you can watch a movie via the car’s headlights, or even play a video game.
So, when will see the production car? Well, Audi is promising a 2023 release date. Initially the A6 e-tron will be sold alongside the existing ICE A6, but long-term it will replace it. Other upcoming EVs based off the PPE platform include an electrified Porsche Macan that’s set to arrive next year.
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