Several car market categories that the SUV tsunami ate away at in recent years are starting to rebound. We’re talking about family models gradually witnessing the resurrection of their nearly extinct lineup thanks to plans like the upcoming 2024 Audi A6 e-Tron GT Avant.
During one of its last winter test sessions, indiscreet cameras captured this. Here are a few images showing us the nearly final design for Audi’s first all-electric family vehicle.
As shown in the images, the A6 e-Tron Avant’s design will not be revolutionary; it will still have an aggressive and contemporary look without going as far as the prototype.
A new design that houses advanced driver assistance components (ultrasonic and electromagnetic sensors, Lidar, radar, cameras), as well as lighting motifs, including uniform lighting so that the four Audi rings glow in the dark, is paired with a sharp line and very thin headlights, giving it a look that is a departure from previous generations.
A 2024 Audi A6 e-Tron Avant with a charging connection on the right rear wing has door handles that are not integrated, which somewhat detracts from the car’s sleek sideline. A6 electric achieves an impressive increase in its aerodynamic coefficient, measuring 0.25 Cd.
Recall that Audi and Porsche collaborated to build the PPE modular platform, which the Volkswagen Group will employ for the A6 Avant e-Tron. This high-flying family will be able to charge at a maximum power of 270 kW in direct current thanks to the 800-volt electrical system in this architecture, traveling 300 km in 10 minutes and going from 5 to 80% charge in less than 25 minutes.
It can reach 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds thanks to a 350 kW (476 HP) engine system. There hasn’t been any official confirmation yet, but the S6 e-tron and S6 Avant e-tron will probably employ this mechanism. The base model will feature rear-wheel drive, while the more potent RS6 Avant e-tron model—which the sedan will not have—is anticipated to top the range with a power output of over 600 horsepower.
According to the WLTP certification cycle, a battery pack with a capacity of 100 kWh may go up to 700 miles. The automobile will have Quattro all-wheel drive since the engine consists of two electric motors in a “dual” arrangement, one on each axle.
An A6 Avant e-tron is scheduled to debut in 2024 and will be produced only in China initially, with global exports coming from there.