Audi A6 L e-tron Concept revealed in Beijing
Created specifically to meet the requirements of the Chinese market but showcasing logic that could easily transfer to other areas of the world, the Audi A6 L e-tron Concept represents the automaker's first application of its e-tron plug-in hybrid technology on a luxury sedan.
Audi's best-seller in China, the long-wheelbase A6 L was a natural candidate for this PHEV transformation, which retains all of the vehicle's normal basic luxury features but matches the firm's well-proven 211-horsepower/2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor that contributes another 95 peak horses. It's energized by a rear-mounted liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack that allows the Audi A6 L e-tron Concept to travel up nearly 50 miles on a single charge in EV mode at a constant speed of 38 mph. In addition to being able to operate using either individual motive source, the A6 L e-tron Concept can combine the two for an extra measure of performance. It also features a regenerative braking system that can help replenish its battery pack on the fly.