The upcoming car will be based on the Audi A6 e-tron Avant concept, which the German brand revealed in March 2022. And even then, the company claimed that the car is not just a design exercise, but that it is a preview of the production model that is expected for the year 2024.
In addition, the study follows on from an even older A6 e-tron Sportback concept from 2021, which in turn indicated what the next A6 will look like in the liftback body variant. This too is to materialize in the form of a production car. The future of the A6 family will therefore probably consist of two body versions. And also the electric drive, with which the Audi car company significantly links its future. That is why the concepts bear the name e-tron.
In this context, there is interesting information from March this year, according to which Audi is planning to rename some of its models. Audi CEO Markus Duesmann told Auto Bild magazine that the successors to the current generation A4 and A6, which will still retain internal combustion engines, will be named A5 and A7. Audi will then transfer the original (and traditional) names A4 and A6 to cars exclusively with electric drive. According to these reports, the next A6 should follow the concepts mentioned above.
Graphic artist and virtual artist Nikita Čujko is trying to guess what a production car might look like, and he prepared his own vision of a station wagon for the motoring website Kolesa. While working, he was of course inspired by the appearance of the Audi A6 e-tron Avant study, but modified a number of elements into a more “civilian” form.
The car has slightly different headlights, a different radiator grille, standard rear-view mirrors, more pronounced handles or more ordinary wheels. However, it retained the interesting proportions of the concept, as well as the distinctive and bold design.
The production electric station wagon should use the new PPE platform (Premium Platform Electric), which is created in cooperation with Porsche. It could be available in versions with one electric motor on the rear axle (and rear-wheel drive), or two electric motors on both axles (all-wheel drive). There is also talk of a battery with a capacity of around 100 kWh, a range of up to 700 kilometers and fast charging with a power of 270 kW.
However, we will have to wait a while for official information and exact specifications. Production versions of the A6 e-tron concepts should arrive next year.
But it is already evident that Audi will once again rely not only on the technical side, but also on the design side of things. Indeed, the latest concepts indicate that truly distinctive, sophisticated and pleasing cars will flow from Ingolstadt. We are already looking forward to them!