Thu 17, 2022

Tomorrow’s Avant

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.

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.

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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.