Audi has officially confirmed that its A6 e-tron is headed for production.
Later this month, Audi will unveil the production version of the A6 e-tron at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
Why reveal it in Beijing? Well, as of right now, Audi only intends to sell the A6 e-tron in China, which makes sense considering that the A6 is one of the top-selling luxury cars in China.
Audi did not reveal much in the way of details/specs for the A6 e-tron, but we do know that it's based on the long-wheelbase A6L and that it should feature an electric-only range of approximately 31 miles. Yes...that's the same 31 miles of range listed for all of Audi's PHEVs. We suspect that the A6 e-tron will feature a 2.0 TFSI engine and a 95 hp electric motor, at least that's what the 2012 concept version of the A6 e-tron was fitted with.
2012 Image Of Audi A6 e-tron
Production of the A6 e-tron will be accomplished with Volkswagen Group joint venture partner FAW. Production will take place in China.
Zhang Pijie, president of FAW-Volkswagen, stated:
“Audi and FAW have been cooperating closely for more than 25 years. Together, we have built up the premium segment in China. Now we are cooperating on the next generation of automobiles.”
In 2015, a facelifted Audi A6 will debut. The e-tron version will likely be based on that model, which means production probably won't start on the A6 e-tron until sometime next year.