The big picture
Audi is expanding its e-Tron electric vehicle lineup, and the 2023 Audi A6 e-Tron, a stylish sedan with all of the brand’s cutting-edge technology, will be the next to emerge. Audi claims that the vehicle will have a range of more than 400 miles per charge. The A6 e-Tron is equipped with all-wheel drive thanks to two electric motors, one driving each axle. DC fast-charging capability will also come standard, according to Audi, allowing the car to charge its battery from 5% to 80% capacity in just 25 minutes.
Unlike the gasoline-powered A6, the A6 e-Tron has a hatchback hidden in its sloped rear roofline, giving consumers a big cargo capacity comparable to the current A7. Audi hasn’t given us a look inside the A6 e-Tron yet, but we’re expecting a full suite of infotainment capabilities, high-end materials, and ample interior space for four adults to travel in comfort.
The production version of the Audi A6 e-Tron is expected to arrive in 2022 and go on sale in early 2023.
What’s New for the Year 2023?
The A6 e-Tron will be a whole new model for Audi, joining the Q4 e-Tron SUV and the e-Tron GT sports sedan as e-Tron vehicles. Audi hasn’t revealed pricing for the A6 e-Tron, but we expect it to be comparable with the Tesla Model S. We’ll update this story with more information as we learn more about pricing, trims, features, and options.
Fast charging and a long-range
The 800-volt charging system is at the basis of the 2023 Audi A6 e-Tron concept’s powertrain system – and all future PPE versions. This ensures that the Audi A6 e-Tron concept’s battery can be charged with up to 270 kW in a very short time at fast-charging stations, just like the Audi e-Tron GT before it. For the first time, the PPE will bring this innovative technology to the high-volume mid-range and premium categories. This technique allows for charging periods that are comparable to those required to refill a car with a conventional engine. It just takes 10 minutes to charge the battery to the point where it can power the car for more than 300 kilometers. The 100 kWh battery in the Audi A6 e-Tron prototype can be charged from 5 to 80 percent in less than 25 minutes.
The Audi A6 e-Tron concept is uncompromisingly suited for use as a primary car, with a range of more than 700 kilometers depending on the drive system and power output. Furthermore, its range and charging speed are comparable to those of combustion engines, making it the ideal universal vehicle for daily demands ranging from short excursions to the store to longer road journeys on vacation.
The 2023 Audi A6 e-Tron concept outperforms its combustion engine rivals in terms of dynamic attributes, as is common in electric cars. Even entry-level vehicles geared for efficiency will accelerate to 100 km/h in less than seven seconds because of the considerable torque available from the first revolution. This sprint can even be decreased to well under four seconds in top-of-the-line, high-performance variants.