The Audi A6 e-tron, the brand’s first electric executive model, is undergoing testing and fine-tuning. In addition to the sedan, Audi is also working on an Avant (station wagon) version, which recently caught the attention of the camera lens.
Mechanically, the Audi A6 Avant e-tron is expected to be identical to the sedan. Both models utilize the PPE construction, an electric car architecture owned by the VW Group. This platform also supports 800-volt technology, allowing for quicker charging times.
While specific details about the electric powertrains for both body styles are unknown, it is anticipated that the entry-level variants will feature single-motor setups, with mid-spec versions having bi-motor assemblies and all-wheel drive. The range-topping RS-badged variant is expected to deliver over 800 horsepower combined. The Avant version will be a worthy alternative to the highly-regarded RS 6 Avant, one of the top executive superwagons in its segment.
The Audi A6 Avant e-tron will compete against the BMW i5 Touring, which is available as both a sedan and a wagon. Unlike its rivals, Mercedes has opted to only release the EQE as a four-door model, not offering a wagon variant.
Visually, the A6 e-tron will differ from the concept car that previewed it. It will feature split headlamps, a more subdued grille, and a taller window line. The rear end will be less sporty. The sedan and wagon are expected to have the same front-end design and cockpit arrangement, including main screens, tech features, and safety systems.
Although the initial expectation was for Audi to introduce the A6 e-tron this year, the unveiling is now scheduled for 2024. The Sportback (four-door model) is likely to be the first to debut, with the Avant following a few months later. Both models are expected to launch in the 2025 model year.