Audi A6 Avant e-tron Concept

The perfect symbiosis of form and function.

As a sneak preview of the near future, Audi is unveiling the all-electric Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept¹.

The all-electric Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept¹ is the new precursor to tomorrow’s electrically driven Audi A6 family. While the version of the Audi A6 e-tron concept¹ unveiled in 2021 was a Sportback, this study is an Avant. As the name implies, the main focus is on everyday functionality wrapped up in an elegant package.

front rolling shot of the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept
Convex and concave contours dissolve seamlessly in the design of the all-electric Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept¹. ¹The vehicle shown is a concept vehicle that is not available as a production vehicle.

Design in the bloodline.

While the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept’s¹ design testifies to its pedigree as a member of the successful Audi A6 model series, it also proves how the series can make an evolutionary leap into the e-tron era. This is evident in details such as the continuous light strip at the rear as well as the large, enclosed Singleframe grille whose lower edge is flanked by air intakes set close to the ground that cool the drive, battery and brakes.

Since the design shies away from hard edges, shadows cast by the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept’s¹ convex and concave contours segue seamlessly. The pairing of 22-inch wheels and short overhangs with a flattened cabin and wide Avant roof arch give the vehicle a sporty look and feel. In signature style, the flat roof arch with angled D-pillar rakes down to the rear. Much like the Audi A6 Sportback e-tron concept of the same size, this study’s 4.96-meter-long, 1.96-meter-wide and 1.44-meter-high body positions it in the automotive executive class.

The Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept¹ packs a streamlined form that has undergone wind tunnel testing. In fact, elegance is only half the appeal of the car’s athletic proportions and lines culminating in the signature Avant rear. They also add up to a drag coefficient of 0.24 – just two hundredths more than the Sportback despite the Avant’s trademark high roof line. The minimal air resistance means energy consumption is reduced, which can in turn have a positive effect on range.

¹The vehicle shown is a concept vehicle that is not available as a production vehicle.
Front shot of Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept singleframe grille
With its air intakes in the lower section, the enclosed Singleframe grille not only cools the drive, battery and brakes but is also …
Rear shot of Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept
… as much a signature e-tron design trait as the continuous light strip at the rear featuring digital OLED technology.

The Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept¹ hints at the future scope in terms of electric range.

¹The vehicle shown is a concept vehicle that is not available as a production vehicle.
Side shot of the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept
A black inlay between the wheel arches and above the rocker panel on the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept¹ highlights the battery’s position.
¹The vehicle shown is a concept vehicle that is not available as a production vehicle.

An electric platform makes it possible.

In response to this hot-button issue for electromobility, the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept¹ hints at the futurescape of electric range for tomorrow’s production vehicles. Depending on the drive and model variant, a production version based on the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept¹ could deliver a range of over 700 kilometres (according to the WLTP standard) going forward. The Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept¹ has an 800-volt system and a charging capacity of up to 270 kilowatts. These promising prospects are possible thanks to the new Premium Platform Electric (PPE). Located between the axles, a scalable battery module that can be adapted to the motor requirements forms the heart of this forward-looking solution on which the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept¹ is also based. Thanks to variable sizing, less powerful models can be equipped with a smaller, lighter battery. What’s more, making use of the entire vehicle base provides a comparatively flat layout for the battery. This is not only essential for vehicles with dynamic architecture but also enables quattro drive. On the exterior, a black inlay highlights the battery housing above the rocker panel that connects the wheel arches.

¹The vehicle shown is a concept vehicle that is not available as a production vehicle.

The three-dimensional architecture of the digital OLED elements creates striking spatial effects.

¹The vehicle shown is a concept vehicle that is not available as a production vehicle.
Rear shot of the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept
With its short overhangs, flattened cabin and wide Avant roof arch, the concept car steps out in sporty style.
Front shot of the digital Matrix LED headlights
… as much a signature e-tron design trait as the continuous light strip at the rear featuring digital OLED technology.

Illuminating lighting technology.

Digital matrix LED and OLED technology is not only compact in size but also lends both headlights and taillights a high degree of brightness as well as multifunctional features including customizable light signatures. Thanks to three high-resolution LED projectors on the body, the car can project light animations onto the ground that serve as a greeting to occupants or warning symbols alerting road users. Another four high-resolution LED projectors at the vehicle’s corners function as turn signals. If, for instance, the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept¹ is parked in front of a wall during charging, the driver and passengers can pass the time playing a video game projected onto the wall by the digital Matrix LED headlights. At the concept car’s rear, a new generation of digital OLED elements integrated into the continuous light strip act as a display generating customizable digital light signatures and dynamic light animations. The three-dimensional architecture of the digital OLED elements creates light animations with striking spatial effects.

¹The vehicle shown is a concept vehicle that is not available as a production vehicle.

Take a glimpse at the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept below

Oliver Hoffmann reveals the new Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept.

Oliver Hoffmann, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at Audi, presents the new Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept.

The design of the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept.

The designer Philipp Römers is presenting the design highlights of the new Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept.

The technology of the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept.

Dr. Christiane Zorn is presenting the technology highlights of the new Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept.

Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept – Reveal.

The new Audi A6 e-tron concept gets revealed.

Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept – Trailer.

Trailer of the new Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept.

Top view angle of the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept
1The vehicle shown is a concept vehicle that is not available as a production vehicle.
2The specified consumption and emission values ​​were determined according to the legally prescribed measurement methods. As of September 1, 2017, certain new vehicles are already type-approved according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. From September 1, 2018, the WLTP will gradually replace the new European driving cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emission values ​​measured according to the WLTP are in many cases higher than those measured according to the NEDC. As a result, there may be corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from September 1, 2018.
The NEDC values ​​are currently still mandatory to be communicated. In the case of new vehicles that are type-approved according to WLTP, the NEDC values ​​are derived from the WLTP values. The additional specification of the WLTP values ​​can be provided voluntarily until their mandatory use. Insofar as the NEDC values ​​are given as ranges, they do not refer to a single, individual vehicle and are not part of the offer. They are used solely for purposes of comparison between the various vehicle types. Additional equipment and accessories (attachments, tire format, etc.) can affect relevant vehicle parameters, such as e.g. B. weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics change and, in addition to weather and traffic conditions and individual driving behavior, fuel consumption, power consumption,
Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the "Guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption of new passenger cars", which is available at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth- Hirth-Str. 1, D-73760 Ostfildern or at www.dat.de free of charge.