Audi Reveals A6 EV Wagon Concept

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, Automotive Editor - March 18, 2022

Last year, Audi unveiled the A6 e-tron concept that envisioned what lay ahead for an all-electric version of its A6 sedan. Now, the German automaker is back with a new concept called the A6 Avant e-tron. It’s a wagon version of the concept we saw at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show last April and, at least in our eyes, a far better-looking vehicle than the sedan that also promises to be more practical.

Just like the A6 e-tron sedan, the production version of the A6 Avant e-tron will utilize Audi’s scalable PPE platform that will also be found on the upcoming version of the all-electric Macan SUV. The concept features two electric motors, bringing all-wheel drive and a combined output of 469 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Because of the platform, the A6 Avant e-tron will also be available in single-motor configurations. Audi claims that entry-level models, which will come with a different powertrain, will be able to get to 62 mph in less than seven seconds, while high-performance models will make the sprint in under four seconds.

Audi claims the concept features a battery pack with roughly 100-kWh of energy, giving it a range of up to 435 miles on the European WLTP cycle. With the EPA’s testing being harder on EVs, we can expect that figure to drop for American models. On the charging front, the 800-volt architecture allows for charging speeds of up to 270 kW. That would allow the A6 Avant e-tron to gain approximately 186 miles of range in 10 minutes when plugged into a fast charger. The EV should be able to go from a five to 80% charge in less than 25 minutes.

Just like the sedan, the wagon version of the concept is equipped with the automaker’s Digital Matrix LED and digital OLED lights that bring some nifty features. There are miniature LED lights on the side of the body that can greet occupants with messages and display warning symbols to pedestrians. The front headlights are especially impressive, as they can project a video game onto a wall – when the car is parked, of course – for passengers to pay while sitting inside the car. These headlights are not available in the U.S., so don’t get your hopes up.

Audi didn’t say anything about offering the A6 Avant e-tron in the U.S. With Porsche selling the Taycan Sport Turismo and Cross Turismo models, we think there’s a good chance that the A6 Avant e-tron could make it to our side of the world. Plus, Audi offers the A6 allroad and RS6 Avant in America. It could choose to bring the electric A6 wagon to the U.S. to bolster its lineup of wagons. With Audi expected to start production of electric vehicles with its PPE platform in 2023, we could see the A6 Avant e-tron as early as 2024.

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Pictured: Audi Avant A6 e-tron Concept

, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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