A manufacturing model of the Audi A6 e-tron mid-measurement government car has been spotted testing by spy photographers (over) on the Nurburgring race circuit in Germany. Despite weighty disguise on the prototype, a split-headlight style and design can be produced out, along with the car’s exclusive ‘fastback’ roofline, which it shares with the current combustion-engined A7.
Audi previously unveiled a notion variation of the A6 e-tron at the 2021 Car Shanghai motor show (pictured under). This marked debut of the ‘Premium System Electric’ (PPE) technologies that’ll underpin a series of totally electric powered SUV, saloon, estate and ‘Sportback’ products. Audi’s current electric powered line-up includes the e-tron and e-tron Sportback SUVs, the e-tron GT 4-doorway grand tourer and the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron household cars and trucks.
As with most electrical cars, aerodynamics had been a main aspect in the design approach of the A6 e-tron concept, with Audi reaching a drag coefficient of .22Cd, just behind the .20Cd determine of the Mercedes EQS, which is said to be the most aerodynamic output vehicle in the entire world.
The A6 notion makes use of each electrical-motor vehicle layout trick in the ebook to support it reach that determine from masking the entrance grille, possessing a sweeping roofline and brief bootlid and fitting cameras as opposed to common door mirrors.
The headlights on the A6 e-tron principle also stand out. They are equipped with a projector, so when charging, the driver and passengers can perform movie games projected on to a wall, alternatively of sharing a display screen inside. We really don’t know if this feature will arrive at production, but it’s honest to say Audi may well have observed a way to top Mercedes’ Hyperscreen or Tesla’s infotainment system.
The long wheelbase and limited overhangs on the A6 e-tron principle provide to maximise interior place and legroom – Audi points to this as a person of lots of positive aspects of the PPE system. At the entrance is a pair of monumental air intakes, utilized to awesome the drivetrain, battery and brakes. The two electric powered motors in the A6 e-tron idea produce 462bhp and 800Nm of torque in whole.
Audi Premium System Electric powered (PPE)
The ‘Premium Platform Electric’ is Audi’s mechanical platform to underpin a wide variety of pure-electrical vehicles, from large-driving SUVs to lower cars and trucks like saloons, estates and ‘Sportback’ hatchbacks. The technology has been jointly produced with fellow VW Team brand Porsche.
This system is developed to underpin primarily much more costly automobiles from top quality makes, as opposed to the VW Group’s MEB system, which sits under hatchbacks like the Volkswagen ID.3 and Cupra Born, as perfectly as the Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV relatives SUVs.
Both the battery dimension and wheelbase are scalable for diverse products, so the system will be capable to accommodate multiple powertrains and battery measurements. Audi predicts models with up to 435 miles of selection many thanks to a 100kWh battery, and a -62mph time of below four seconds. Entry-degree motors are predicted to get nearer to seven seconds to go from -62mph.
Audi’s PPE platform also characteristics 800-volt charging architecture, as viewed in the e-tron GT, and Porsche Taycan. This will enable impending types to demand at up to 270kW. At that velocity, they should include 180 miles of array in 10 minutes, or go from 5-80% in underneath 25 minutes.