Audi A6 Electric with 700 km Range May have Station Wagon Version
Avant A6 e-tron is in the plans and can fully meet the demand of an important segment in Europe
At the latest Shanghai Motor Show, Audi unveiled a new concept that will undoubtedly give rise to a production model. This is the Audi A6 e-tron, in practice the future (and beautiful) electric sedan of the A6 line.
Johannes Arneth, responsible for the PPE platform that serves as the basis for the Audi A6 e-tron. He explained the German manufacturer’s decision to name this sedan A6 and not A7, despite its coupe-like body.
He also hinted that the Audi A6 e-tron will likely be launched in the station wagon version as well. This is not surprising, given that the combustion A6 is available as a sedan and also as a station wagon, a variant that is very successful in Europe. Therefore, the launch of an Audi A6 e-tron Avant makes perfect sense.
In the future, we can also imagine a sports version, a kind of Audi RS 6 e-tron. It would be the electrical analog of the nervous Audi RS 6 Avant. Like the station wagon equipped with a V8 engine, the electric version would develop at least 600 horsepower.
This does not seem absurd to us because the brand of the four rings revealed that its A6 e-tron would be driven by two electric motors developing a total power of 476 hp and 81.5 kgfm of torque. It would be enough for the manufacturer to replace only one of the two engines with a more powerful electromotor for the Audi RS 6 Avant’s 600 hp power to be achieved (or exceeded).
After SUVs and sedans, the next step is to make electric cars more exciting. Audi launched the e-tron RS GT, as well as the S versions of the e-tron Sportback – the first arrives in Brazil in the second half and the last can already be ordered here.
Meanwhile, rival BMW is preparing to launch the i4 M and Mercedes is working on developing the AMG version of the EQS. An Audi RS 6 e-tron would be welcome, so let’s look forward to good news.