The Audi A6 E-Tron has been confirmed for production in 2022 and will be followed-up by a Q6 E-Tron crossover the following year. Based on the PPE platform, this electrified sedan and SUV form part of the brand’s EV strategy that pledges 20 electric models in its line-up by 2025.
Speaking to Roadshow at a media event, Audi confirms that the production model of the Audi A6 E-Tron will closely resemble the concept that was revealed in August this year. Using the Premium Platform Electric architecture developed in conjunction with Porsche, this EV saloon will feature two electric motors with a combined power output of 350 kW and 800 N.m of torque, giving it a 0-100 km/h time of under four seconds.
Using a 100 kWh battery, the brand claims that the Audi A6 E-Tron will cover a range of 700 km between charges. The vehicle also boasts 800-volt charging technology, which allows its 100 kWh battery to be charged with up to 270 kW over a very short period at DC fast charging stations. For instance, owners will be able to charge it from five to 80 per cent in just 25 minutes, Audi claims, while a 10 minute charge should provide enough juice to cover 300 km.
These are just claims for the concept but the brand says that the production model will be largely unchanged from what was claimed in this preview.
The spokesperson at this event went on to confirm that the Q6 E-Tron crossover will break cover next year and be produced the following year. Using the PPE platform as well, this product will slot in above the current Q4 E-Tron.
While the two new models will adopt this platform, the Volkswagen group is already developing its new Scalable Systems Platform for future electrified products. It’s speculated that this system will replace most of the group’s EV platforms including the PPE that supports these two vehicles.