True Audi quattro all-wheel-drive – with an electric motor on each wheel – ensures that the impressive performance you expect from an Audi saloon remains highly charged, with 470PS and a stunning 800Nm of instantly available all-electric torque delivering 0-62mph in under four seconds on high-performance models.
The Audi A6 e-tron concept’s large-capacity 100kWh battery is predicted to deliver up to 435 miles of range, while 800V technology means 270kW recharging – getting you from 0% to 80% in as little as 25 minutes, or adding 186 miles of charge in as little as 10 minutes. Perfect for the epic journeys Audi saloons have always done.
Where the Audi A6 e-tron really changes the game, though, is in the sleek silhouette form that encases Audi’s now well-developed electric underpinnings.
Re-imagining the iconic saloon form
“On electric cars, it’s important for us to retain classic proportions,” says Audi’s Senior Exterior Designer, Sascha Heyde. “We want to build highly emotional and highly efficient automobiles with beautiful lines that don’t necessarily look different.”
The Audi A6 e-tron concept certainly fulfils that brief, with a sleek four-door Sportback coupé form that takes Audi’s fast-evolving e-tron design language to a new level. In the Audi A6 e-tron concept’s case, this means a long wheelbase and short overhangs, which – combined with the large 22-inch wheels – offer a head-turning profile, as well as more interior space for drivers and passengers.