2024 Audi A6 E-Tron – This is an electric version of Audi’s A6 core nameplate, as shown by the A6 E-Tron Concept. Audi’s first serious efforts at electric vehicles were the E-Tron SUV low-volume sedan and E-Tron GT fastback sedan. This sleek-looking A6EV is a sign that mainstream things are to come for the four-ring company. Surprise! It will be sold alongside the more traditional-looking A6.
2024 Audi A6 E-Tron Review
Audi claims that 95 percent of the concept will be translated into a production car. The new sheet metal showcases the latest evolution in Audi’s design language. It includes the “inverted face” frontend that swaps the traditional dark grille and body-color front bumper treatment for its SUVs and conventional cars. The concept car is more like an A7 than an A6 in profile. You can credit the fastback roofline which gives the car style and slipper aerodynamics. The claimed 0.22 coefficient drag of the A6 E-Tron concept is 0.02 lower than Mercedes-Benz’s pedestrian-looking flagship EQS.
The A6 E-Tron’s sleek platform is a joint development with Porsche. It is called the Premium Platform Electric (or PPE) and will be used to underpin all-electric Audis, as well as Porsches, Bentleys, for the foreseeable future. The modular platform is capable of charging at speeds up to 270 kW and supports both single-motor rear-drive or dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrains. This is about 80 kW less than was initially promised, but 20 kW more than the fastest Tesla Supercharger.
PPE’s versatility will be demonstrated in the production A6 E-Tron, which offers rear- and all-wheel drive as well as single and dual motors. The concept’s two motors generate 469 horsepower and 590 lbft of torque. This splits the performance gap between the current Audi S6 and RS6. We expect that the A6 E-Tron Concept will have a single-speed direct-drive transmission, rather than a dual-speed unit like the E-Tron GT. Audi claims its concept can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. We assume that the road model will match this claim.
The A6 Etron concept’s 100-kWh battery packs can provide more than 435 miles of range on a single charge, although this is based on the optimistic European WLTP test. The 2021 Audi E-Tron SUV has a WLTP rating of 248 miles, but an EPA rating of 222 miles. When the 2024 Audi E-Tron goes on sale in 2024, expect it to get north of 300 miles using the EPA cycle. If you can find a charger capable of charging at the 270-kW maximum, it will add 186 miles to your range in 10 minutes. Audi claims that it takes just 25 minutes to juice the battery pack, from 5 to 80 percent, using the said charger.
2024 Audi A6 E-Tron Release Date & Price
Audi will unveil the 2024 Audi A6 E-Tron production vehicle late next year before it is available in dealerships by 2023. As you would expect, pricing is still uncertain. However, we don’t think it will surprise us if the single-motor A6 Etron starts at $55,000, before any government incentives. The current, gas-burning A6 will continue to run for a while and will be updated as the new electric sibling joins it.