New Audi A6 Avant e-tron spotted: what we know so far

December 21, 2023 by

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The new Audi A6 Avant e-tron has been caught testing on the road, and this electric estate is likely to arrive in mid 2024. Read on for all you need to know.

  • New Audi A6 Avant e-tron spotted
  • All-new electric replacement for the A6
  • Similar design to the concept
  • Likely to share interior tech with the Q6 e-tron
  • Up to 435 miles of range
  • Predicted to go on sale in mid-2024

Development of the new Audi A6 Avant e-tron is well underway, and this alternative to the BMW i5 and Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo has been spotted on the road for the first time.

It’s pretty heavily camouflaged for now, however it appears to be retaining the concept’s styling, and it’ll use an all-new EV platform from Audi.

When will I be able to buy an Audi A6 Avant e-tron?

While Audi hasn’t officially revealed when the new A6 Avant e-tron will go on sale, you can expect to see it revealed in mid 2024, shortly after the saloon version. Price-wise, you’ll have to wait until the reveal for an official figure, however expect it to cost between £50,000 and £60,000, a slight increase over today’s A6 Avant.

New Audi A6 Avant e-Tron design

It’s been quite a while since the Audi A6 e-tron Avant concept was revealed, and now the production version has been spotted by Carwow’s spy photographers wearing little to no camouflage.

You can see that the concept’s design has translated pretty well to the road. You can see the split-level headlight design, although the side vents have been toned down slightly. The huge fake grille has been covered up, however you can still see the outline of it under the wrap.

Looking down the side, that sporty sloping roofline is almost identical to the concept. You also have some flush-fitting door handles, but ignore the red tags sticking out. They’ll just be for testing purposes.

The design at the rear appears to have been carried over, albeit slightly toned-down from the concept. You can see that the spoiler isn’t quite as large, and the diffuser, although still present, isn’t as extreme. You can just about make out the outline of that huge light bar though and you can expect it to have a few cool party tricks. Check out the video below to see what we mean…

New Audi A6 Avant e-tron interior and infotainment

Audi hasn’t shown off the A6 e-tron’s cabin just yet, but you can expect to see plenty of inspiration from the new Q6 e-tron (pictured below). This means there will be a lot of all-new technology on board.

Expect to see a similar interior design to the Audi Q6 e-tron (pictured)

The Q6 e-tron gets Audi’s new “Digital Stage” infotainment system, featuring a curved glass panel housing an 11.9-inch digital driver’s display and an 14.9-inch infotainment system. So they don’t feel left out, the passenger also gets their own 10.9-inch touchscreen.

The A6 Avant e-tron could get the augmented-reality head-up display from the Q6…

While it’s not been officially announced, it’s highly likely that this system will make its way into the new Audi A6 Avant e-tron, as these cars will share a lot of parts.

New Audi A6 Avant e-Tron motors and batteries

The Audi A6 Avant e-Tron is going to share the same battery tech as the saloon, and it’s going to get the same choice of single- and dual-motor drive systems as well.

Under the floor sits a 100kWh battery that’ll give the car around 435-miles of range. It’ll also be capable of the same 270kW charging speeds as the saloon, meaning you can top up 186-miles of range in just 10 minutes.

Long-range models will use a single rear-mounted motor driving the rear wheels, while performance-focussed cars will get dual-motors and four-wheel drive.

Top-spec versions of the Audi A6 Avant e-Tron will have 476hp and 800Nm of torque. That’s the same as in the saloon and means it will accelerate from 0-60mph in less four seconds.

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