Audi RS6 e-tron coming in 2024, design chief says


  • Audi is expected to launch the A6 e-tron by the end of 2023
  • The RS6 e-tron and the A6 e-tron will be based on VW’s PPE architecture
  • Audi already has a handful of EVs in its portfolio

The global automotive industry is churning out EVs in all shapes and sizes. Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce recently announced its first EV, while mainstays in the performance/luxury automobile segment, such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, already have multiple EVs in the market. Audi isn’t exempt from this phenomenon, as the company currently offers a handful of EVs across the world, including India. Well, the company is readying yet another electric car in the form of the Audi RS6 e-tron.

In an interview with Top Gear, Marc Lichte, who heads Audi’s design division, said that the RS6 e-tron will arrive in 2024, though the executive didn’t offer a specific timeframe. He said that the RS6 e-tron would be equipped with larger tires and a wider frame to make it stand out from the company’s A6 e-tron.

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Lichte was in attendance at an event previewing the Audi Activesphere Concept in Munich, Germany. Despite the design differences from the A6 e-tron, the RS6 e-tron will be based on the same Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture developed by Audi’s parent company Volkswagen.

The Audi RS6 e-tron could feature a 100 kWh battery pack

Assuming the RS6 e-tron uses the same 100 kWh battery as the A6 e-tron, it should be capable of running up to 700 km (435 miles) of range. Of course, the company may choose to go in another direction when the RS6 e-tron is launched sometime in 2024. The most powerful EVs in the PPE platform can go from 0-100 kmph in less than four seconds.

There are a lot of unknowns about the Audi RS6 e-tron at the moment. But we will likely get a decent idea about some aspects of the EV, such as the battery pack and electric motor configuration, when the A6 e-tron breaks cover later this year.

Via: Top Gear