2012 Audi A6 L e-Tron Concept

Audi is further expanding its e-Tron line-up with a new A6 L e-Tron concept at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. This decision really shouldn’t surprise anyone considering people in the Chinese market love their large cars, but want efficiency in their models as well. The new A6 L e-Tron Concept serves up the perfect combination the luxury and the practicality of an A6, and a range of 49.71 miles on pure electric power.

Like all the other e-Tron models, the new A6 L e-Tron concept combines a 211 HP 2.0 TFSI engine with a 95 HP electric motor. The electric motor takes its power from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery located in a collision-protected space at the rear of the vehicle.

The concept was built on an ultra lightweight principle that combines 10% aluminum with carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP). The interior is almost similar to a standard A6 , except that the power-meter replaces the tachometer that offers the driver the info he needs.

Hit the jump to read more about the new Audi A6 L e-Tron concept.

Exterior and Interior

Audi A6 L e-Tron Concept

In building the new A6 L e-Tron concept, Audi applied the same ultra lightweight principle used for the standard A6 L. This means that the concept uses about 10% aluminum to make it about 15% lighter than a comparable all-steel design. In combination with the aluminum, Audi also used carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) in order to obtain the best performance with the least material usage at the best places.

For the interior, Audi has replaced the standard tachometer with a new power-meter that indicates total drive system power on a scale of 0 to 100%. Colored segments indicate the current operating state of the A6 L e-tron concept; an auxiliary instrument visualizes the charge state of the lithium-ion battery. Meanwhile, the energy flow indicator tells the driver the current operating mode and which hybrid drive components are currently active. It can be called up from the driver information system or MMI monitor.

The concept also features new seats with ventilation and massage functions, a Bose surround system that delivers good sound, and the deluxe automatic air conditioning system with air ionizer.

Engine

Audi A6 L e-Tron Concept

The Audi A6L e-Tron Concept combines a 211 HP 2.0 TFSI engine with an 95 HP electric motor. The electric motor takes its power from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery located in a collision-protected space at the rear of the vehicle. In pure electric mode and at constant speed of 37.28 mph the concept offers a range of 49.71 miles.

When Can I Buy One?

Audi A6 L e-Tron Concept

Audi hasn’t said anything about a production version of the A6L e-Tron Concept, but we’re guessing if it dopes get produced, we’ll see it in the next two or three years.

Competition

Audi A6 L e-Tron Concept

If built, the new Audi A6 L e-Tron Concept will have plenty of competitors to fear, including the recently announced Fisker Karma that combines a GM-sourced 2.0-liter gas engine producing 260 hp with two 200+ hp electric motors. In pure electric mode, the Karma can travel for about 50 miles.

Audi A6 L e-Tron Concept
LOVE IT
  • Looks great
  • Impressive performance numbers
  • Luxury interior
LEAVE IT
  • Just a concept for now

10 comments:

That demand you are talking about is already on the Pixel concept. There’s no way Audi can grab attention that much.

When will they have it on production? It looks totally great and promising to give us the impressive output. I think the luxurious interior has blended well on its appearance. They made a very good job.

When will they have it on production? It looks totally great and promising to give us the impressive output. I think the luxurious interior has blended well on its appearance. They made a very good job.

This concept is very risky. It can be a success due to uniqueness and availability, but failure if the demands for this e-models soar down.

That concept gives me creeps, and I feel I don’t like to park my car beside that e-Tron if ever produced. The wheels are unique, but it seems deadlier than a blade of a fan.

It exudes an appeal which is most likely the type to attract men.

The concept’s charisma is already on a full effect upon the first glimpse on it. If it is to be produced, I’m sure that it will take over a large part at the market.

It’s very own style is highly captivating. I’m sure that a lot will appeal for this to be produced.

I love its overall design, but I hate its color. It makes it appear sloppy and cheap.

Even if it’s still a concept, it will surely earn positive comments. The design is cool enough to say that waiting for this is worth the while; in addition to that, the wheels are perfectly fitted for its style!

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