Audi has previewed a new electric estate car with the reveal of the A6 e-tron Avant, which promises a long electric range and smart design. 

The German firm says the exterior of this concept is only 10 per cent away from the production car, which is due in 2024, and will sit alongside an electric A6 saloon, which was also shown in concept form last year. 

Sitting on Audi’s newly-developed PPE electric car platform, which will first underpin the upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron and Porsche Macan EV – both due in 2023 – the model will retain similar dimensions to the current Audi A6 Avant. Audi is yet to detail the interior or announce how it compares for space, though. 


Featuring a closed-off version of Audi’s Singleframe grille, the A6 e-tron Avant concept offers plenty of presence with its large 22-inch alloy wheels and sleek overall design. It features a large full-length light bar at the rear too, while a special aluminium rim that runs above the side windows and into the spoiler helps to give the A6 a lower appearance. 

The A6 e-tron Avant is expected to have a range of powertrains, with this concept using a twin-motor all-wheel-drive setup producing 464bhp and 800Nm of torque. Audi has said the strongest in the series will be capable of 0-60mph in under four seconds, with a range of up to 435 miles promised from its 100kWh battery. 

The use of the PPE platform also means the A6 e-tron Avant will use an 800-volt electrical architecture – enabling 270kW rapid charging capability, which Audi says will allow the battery to be charged from five to 80 per cent capacity in ‘less than 25 minutes’.


Audi has confirmed this new electric model will be sold alongside the existing A6, which will continue to be sold with combustion and hybrid engines. The A6 e-tron will join the e-tron, e-tron GT and Q4 e-tron in Audi’s growing EV line-up.