The AA has been keenly awaiting the A6 Avant reveal. Like the Audi A6 e-tron concept that was exhibited in 2021, the A6 Avant has an exclusively electric drive system based on the forward-looking PPE platform. It represents a new design concept with the same dimensions as the A6 Sportback e-tron, and at 4.96 meters long, 1.96 meters wide, and 1.44 meters high, its body puts it in the luxury class.
An unmistakable design for the electric age, with significant elements like the closed Singleframe and the continuous strip of lights in the rear, which emphasise its kinship with the other electrically powered Audis in the e-tron fleet.
“The A6 Avant e-tron concept will attract a new audience to transition to fully-electric,” said Dean Sheed, General Manager of Audi New Zealand. “We welcome the quattro and high-performance versions, which Audi is legendary for in the New Zealand market. The Avant body shape has a premium and progress new design, whilst offering the extra utility that kiwi’s love.
“With Audi’s commitment to switching to fully electric from 2026, it’s great to see this being supported with a wider variety of electric vehicles on offer,” said Dean.
Sporting the A6 emblem, the concept car underscores its place in the brand’s business class. This family has represented the brand in one of the world’s highest-volume segments since 1968 (until 1994, as the Audi 100). There have been Avant models in the series since 1977 – a revolutionary, very emotionally designed reinterpretation of the station wagon class.
The A6 Avant’s back end, which is as beautiful as it is spacious, is by no means the only thing that qualifies it as the storage champ. The drive system and battery technology also justify that title. With its 800-volt system and a charging capacity of up to 270kW, it can take in enough energy in just ten minutes at a fast-charging station to drive about 300 kilometres. And in less than 25 minutes, you can charge the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept’s 100-kWh battery from 5 to 80 percent.
The heart of the A6 Avant e-tron concept’s drive technology – and that of all future PPE models – will be the 800-volt charging technology. Like the Audi e-tron GT quattro* before it, this ensures that the battery can be charged with up to 270kW in a very short time at fast-charging stations. This revolutionary technology will enter the high-volume mid-range and luxury segments with the PPE for the very first time.
Perfect for road trips
Together with a range of up to 700 kms depending on the selected drive system and power output – the models in the Audi A6 e-tron family are uncompromisingly suitable for long trips. Furthermore, their range and charging speed keep pace with those of combustion engines, making them perfect universal cars for everyday needs, from short trips to the store to longer road trips when going on vacation.
In terms of dynamic qualities, the Audi A6 e-tron concept – as is typical for an electric car – truly outshines its rivals with combustion engines. Thanks to its high torque right from the first revolution, even entry-level models designed for efficiency will accelerate to 100 km/h in less than seven seconds. And in the top-of-the-line, high-performance models, this sprint can even be reduced to well under four seconds.