Audi’s alpine experiment continues with images from a recent batch of our spy photographers showing off the all-electric A6 e-tron sedan in the European mountains.
Again wearing a disappointing amount of camouflage, slightly visible outside the normal size of the car. As before, the split headlights are emphasized by wrapping, but upon closer inspection, we can see that the light element below seems to have been set back from the camo. This suggests that, as we have long expected, the car’s fascia will be similar to the A6 E-Tron concept, with a lighting element in the front bracket.
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The low air intake still looks quite large, indicating that Audi’s single frame grille will shrink for duty on this electric vehicle here. This prototype is also rocking new dark wheels that look like hub sensors that we haven’t seen before and it is definitely collecting valuable data for the automaker.
Audi unveiled the first A6 e-Tron concept last year and the car will be similar to the conventional A6. Otherwise, though, it will be significantly different, as it is based on a completely different platform.
The all-electric sedan will be underpinned by a highly versatile PPE architecture, built jointly by Audi and Porsche, and will be used in a variety of vehicles, from long riding crossovers to Hankard down sedans such as the A6. Audi says the A6 E-Tron concept had 470 hp (350 kW / 476 PS) and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque thanks to a pair of axle motors. The automaker plans to create an RS version of the car that will blow us away with its performance statistics.
While the internal combustion is expected to be sold with the A6, the A6 E-Tron will also get an Avant (or Wagon) variant as the automaker has teased with a very interesting concept model. The sedan you see here is not expected to be released in North America until 2023 as a 2024MY car.