The Aud A6 E-Tron will reportedly change from an EV concept to a production vehicle later this year. This spy photo gallery captures examples of camouflage performing brake tests in the Austrian Alps.
Compared to the concept, this camouflaged A6 E-Tron adopts a front end with split headlights. The upper part is for the main light, and the running light occupies the lower area. Both models have a trapezoidal bottom fascia, but the outline of this car is much sharper. The vertical inlet at the corner is narrower than the draft.
The production-spec A6 E-Tron has a very similar profile to the concept (see comparison below). The front and rear overhangs appear slightly longer on the vehicle in this spy shot. The camo hides the design details along the sides. The wheels on this vehicle have a retro look with the spokes becoming wider at the rims.
Compared to the A6 E-Tron Concept, the production version seems to have some major changes. This vehicle sported replacement taillights, but it seems the full-width layout is missing. The sharp cover element of the show car is also absent from the model in this spy shot.
The A6 E-Tron uses the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform, which also underpins the upcoming Porsche Macan EV. There are no powertrain details for the production-spec model, but the concept has a pair of electric motors that make a total of 470 horsepower (350 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 Newton-meters). The company estimates the vehicle can reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in less than four seconds.
The concept uses a 100 kilowatt-hour battery pack that provides an estimated range of over 435 miles (700 kilometers) in the WLTP test. The system supports fast charging up to 270 kilowatts, providing a driving range of 186 miles (300 kilometers) in just 10 minutes.
Following rumors of an A6 E-Tron debut later this year, Audi confirmed the Avant wagon variant of the EV will come to market in 2024. Mechanically identical to the four-door, but the extended roof allows owners to fit more cargo into the rear. .