I don’t normally do the deep dive into idea vehicles — there are too a lot of them, and most are merely rolling experimental platforms and nowhere close to actual manufacturing vehicles.
However a number of issues about Audi’s new A6 Avant e-tron stood out: First, my intestine feeling is that is nearer to a manufacturing mannequin than the standard idea. See as proof Top Electric‘s comparo between the unique Avant idea and the newest one. This isn’t all that far off from a 2022 A6 Avant. This Avant e-tron is the wagon model of the electrical A6 (2021).
Here’s what we all know to this point:
469 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.
Vary of as much as 435 miles (10 minutes at a fast-charging station provides 186 miles).
2 electrical motors present AWD
800 volt expertise, 270 kW of charging capability
Minimal aerodynamic drag: cW worth 0.22
Deliveries anticipated within the USA in 2024
The automobile’s Digital Matrix LED headlights are spectacular, however the showstopper are the LED projectors accompanying the turn signals and back-up lights:
“Three small, high-resolution LED projectors are constructed into both sides of the physique, reworking the bottom beneath them right into a stage when the doorways are opened – small, prolonged, dynamic lighting results greet the occupants with messages in their very own language. One other 4 high-resolution LED projectors – inconspicuously built-in into the corners of the automobile – generate flip sign projections. The design of those projections might be modified to handle totally different markets and approval areas as required.”
The movies of this are loopy cool; hopefully, a lot of the tech on show will probably discover its option to future Audis.
Followers are hoping for a lifted Allroad mannequin and high-performance RS variant. Early estimates have costs beginning round $75k, however I think that’s optimistic.
Supply: Top Gear
Supply: Car and Driver