The winter testing season in the auto industry is underway and many automakers are currently in northern Europe evaluating their upcoming products in winter conditions. This test procedure is especially valuable for new electric vehicles as it requires additional attention due to the nature of the energy source. Audi is now bringing the A6 E-Tron to Scandinavia in full body camouflage but there are some interesting details that can already be seen.
This prototype features production lights on all four corners. This electric vehicle from Ingolstadt will be equipped with two rows of lights at the front following a trend that continues to be popular in the industry. As far as we know, the top row will serve as a daytime running light and side signal, while the bottom row will accommodate the main beam. Closed grilles run between the clusters and there is a small trapezoidal grille at the bottom of the bumper.
The side profile of the A6 E-Tron is very reminiscent of the Tesla Model 3, although the German EV will be slightly larger. At the rear, the lights have a design with individual LED elements on both the fenders and the trunk lid. Turn signals can be animated but we can’t say for sure at this point. Overall, the prototype is very similar to the A6 E-Tron concept, which is a good thing since the car on display is a beautiful machine.
Riding on a Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, the electric vehicle will likely share some components with the upcoming electric Porsche Macan, which will be powered by the same platform. We don’t know much about the A6’s powertrain, though the concept has a dual-motor system with a system output of 470 horsepower (350 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters). The concept vehicle is capable of reaching 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) from a standstill in less than 4.0 seconds.
However, potential EV buyers will be more interested in the A6 E-Tron lineup and the concept has a lot to offer. With a floor-mounted 100 kilowatt-hour battery pack, it has an estimated range of over 435 miles (700 kilometers) in the WLTP regime. An impressive fast charge of up to 270 kilowatts will provide enough power to cover another 186 miles (300 km) in about 10 minutes. If the specifications of the production version are similar to the concept, we will be dealing with serious competitors in the premium segment.