Audi is now offering its full-size station wagon, the A6 Avant, as a plug-in hybrid.
The new Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro delivers a combined system output of 362bhp and 500Nm of torque. It is powered by a 249bhp 2.0-litre TFSI engine paired with a 139bhp electric motor integrated into the 7-speed S tronic gearbox.
A rear-mounted 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery allows the Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro to achieve an electric-only range of 51km.
The A6 Avant PHEV accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds, while its top speed is 250 km/h. In electric-only mode, the plug-in hybrid can reach a speed of up to 135km/h.
When set in its default “Hybrid” mode, the Audi plug-in hybrid utilises predictive operating technology to ensure maximum efficiency and deliver the maximum possible amount of electric driving.
Drawing from data from the car’s navigation, as well as online traffic events, the customer’s driving style, and the vehicle’s sensors such as the camera and radar, it plans drives and is capable of deciding between freewheeling with the engine deactivated and coasting recuperation.
The drivetrain is also controlled so that the last stage of the journey before getting to the destination can be covered in all-electric mode and the battery is charged up beforehand via the combustion engine where necessary.
Customers can use the myAudi app to manage charging and pre-entry climate controls even before they set off in the the Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro.
With the standard mode 3 cable, customers can charge the plug-in hybrid at public charging terminals with an output of up to 7.4kW. The lithium-ion battery will take 2.5 hours to fully charge.
ELEGANT AND SPORTY DESIGN
Luggage capacity meanwhile, remains uncompromised at 405 litres. European markets will get the Audi A6 Avant 55 TFSI e quattro with the S line exterior package, the black styling package, black exterior mirrors and privacy glazing as standard.
Matrix LED headlights, sport seats, four-zone automatic air conditioning, Audi virtual cockpit, sport suspension, 19-inch wheels, and red brake calipers round out the comprehensive standard equipment.
Read our review of the Audi A6 3.0 here.