Audi A6 e-tron, a test at the Nurburgring for a high-performance version.  Spy photos

Audi A6 e-tron, a test at the Nurburgring for a high-performance version. Spy photos

About two years ago, Audi presented the A6 e-tron concept, an electric sedan based on new PPE platform. The following year it was the turn of the station wagon version A6 Avant e-tron concept. Over the past few months we have seen several spy photos of the Audi A6 e-tron that have allowed us to discover various design details of the future production car. We also know that in the housing plans with 4 rings there are also high performance versions of the new electric car.

Now, a sports version mule of the future A6 e-tron was restricted to pre-development testing on Nurburgring trackA great place for car manufacturers to modify their new cars, especially high performance ones.

The new spy photos they show a car with a low ride, a big brake system and red brake calipers, all indications that the protagonist of the picture is a high-performance variant. Is it the S6 or the future RS6 that we know is in the works? It’s hard to understand just from these pictures.

As mentioned at the beginning, the new Audi A6 e-tron will be based on the PPE platform developed by Porsche and which will also be used on the new Audi Q6 e-tron. We remember that the concept measurement 4.96m long x 1.96m wide x 1.44m high. Compared to the prototype, the production model appears to have a front end with split headlights. The interior is not visible but if it is indeed an S or RS6 version it is possible that we will get sports seats as well as other details to emphasize its high performance.

As for the power train, the idea had two 350 kW engines. This means that any high-performance model can go further. For example, we already know that the electric Porsche Macan, which will always use the PPE platform, will be able to calculate the power of up to 450 kW.

The A6 e-tron concept had a 100 kWh battery which we will probably also find on the standard model, at least on some versions. Thanks to the support of the 800 V architecture, it will be possible to carry out very high power recharges. The debut of the new Audi A6 e-tron is expected for 2024. At that time we will have a better understanding of the versions that will be available. Any high-performance model is likely to arrive, however, only later.

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