Similarly to the Audi A6 e-tron concept unveiled in 2021, the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept also belongs to the high-end range of the four rings and is based on the future PPE electric platform, developed in collaboration with Porsche under Audi’s leadership. The car’s design, created by the team led by March Lichte, features a radical evolution of the styling cues of the current A6 family. With a length of 4.96 meters, a width of 1.96 meters and a height of 1.44 meters, the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept anticipates the lines of the brand’s future high-end models and at the same time takes up some of the styling elements that distinguish the current e-tron range such as the closed single frame grille and the luminous band that joins the rear light clusters.
The lines of the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept, whose dimensions are close to those of the current Audi A6 Avant and Audi A7 Sportback, are dedicated to aerodynamic efficiency. A characteristic that has always been shared with the Audi A6 family, as testified by the coefficient of aerodynamic resistance (CX) of 0.30 prerogative of the third generation of the Audi 100: in 1982 the reference of the category. If, in fact, the saloon-coupé variant Audi A6 e-tron can count on a CX of 0.22, at the top of the E Bev segment, the Avant configuration deviates by only 0.02 points. Reduced aerodynamic drag means lower energy consumption and, consequently, greater range.
The location of the battery between the axles is underlined by black inserts along the lower section of the side panels – a design element shared by the entire Audi electric range. The virtual side mirrors are derived from Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback. Their images, captured by cameras at the ends of the supports, are displayed in the passenger compartment through dedicated screens at the base of the front pillars. The rear of the Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept is entirely dedicated to aerodynamics: the roof spoiler, a natural extension of the tail line, is accompanied by a generous extractor. Both elements contribute to a radical reduction in turbulence and ensure high downforce values. The sporty nature of the four-ringed show car is further enhanced by the ‘Neptune Valley’ grey paintwork, which features sparkling golden reflections created by special pigments.
The slim front headlamps and rear light clusters look decidedly sleek and perfectly integrated into the body surfaces. The Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept relies on Matrix Led and Oled technologies. LEDs also play a leading role along the sides of the car, thanks to three small projectors that transform the asphalt into a stage when the doors are opened: drivers and passengers are greeted by multiple luminous animations and welcome signs. Aesthetic refinement goes hand in hand with safety: the side lights also provide warnings, for example to oncoming cyclists if the doors are opened. Four further LED units, concealed in the corners of the vehicle, display the direction indicator signals on the ground.
By A&D|2022-03-17T14:33:58+01:0018 March 2022|NEWS|