audi a6 e-tron: next year's new electric tesla fighter spied

Audi A6 e-Tron: our latest spyshots

audi a6 e-tron: next year's new electric tesla fighter spied

Production headlights now fitted to new 2023 A6 e-Tron test cars

audi a6 e-tron: next year's new electric tesla fighter spied

Audi A6 e-Tron is a Tesla rival from Ingolstadt

audi a6 e-tron: next year's new electric tesla fighter spied

Expect fastback and Avant Audi A6 e-Tron models

audi a6 e-tron: next year's new electric tesla fighter spied

Side profile of new 2023 Audi A6 e-Tron looks quite A7-like

► New spy photos of 2023 Audi A6 e-Tron► An executive EV to rival Tesla saloons
► Based on new PPE platform, Avant too

The electric onslaught continues, nowhere more so than the Volkswagen empire, which is methodically electrifying nearly its entire range. Our spy photographers have captured the new 2023 Audi A6 e-Tron EV on chilly winter test, revealing a few choice details of the plug-in newcomer.

It’s a rival to the upcoming BMW i5 and the Tesla Model 3 and Model S brigade and we expect to see the new Apartment 6 e-Tron family launched in 2023.

Tellingly, this is less of a traditional notchback saloon and more of a fastback shape (below). Expect a high-lifting hatchback opening to make it easier to load the boot.

audi a6 e-tron: next year's new electric tesla fighter spied

It’s not dissimilar to the A7 Sportback – or even the original Audi 100 Avant, for that matter. Note how conventional door mirrors are fitted to this prototype, although digital cameras may be offered as an option.

Audi A6 e-Tron: coming in 2023

This new electric Audi is based around the group’s latest PPE EV platform, due to be shared with inhouse cousins the next Porsche Macan EV and Audi Q6 e-tron.

It will offer the very latest quick charging and long range thanks to battery sizes around the 100kWh capacity. Helping it achieve this is a new 800-volt electronic foundation.

Electric cars are easily tuned and insiders have already confirmed to CAR that a go-faster RS6 e-Tron is in the works, boasting a muscular 600bhp+ although higher-selling volume models will be offered in a more modest configuration aimed at extending daily range rather than dusting off a troublesome GTI at the lights.

audi a6 e-tron: next year's new electric tesla fighter spied

And we already know there will be an Audi A6 e-Tron Avant, as trailed by this stunning concept car (above).

The fully electric Audi A6 models have been a long time coming; Ingolstadt first trailed the idea back in 2021 with a concept at the Shanghai motor show.

NEWS RELATED

How Much is a Used Audi R8 in 2023?

If you’re like many of us, questions like ‘how much is a used Audi R8?’ pop into your head more often than you’re proud of. If it is a used R8 supercar you want, the good news is that you’ve got some options out there. Because the Audi R8 has ...

View more: How Much is a Used Audi R8 in 2023?

BASF & Eramet close to $2.6 bn deal to process nickel in Indonesia

Germany’s chemical corporation BASF and French miner Eramet are finalising a $2.6 billion deal to process nickel in Indonesia, country officials said. The report comes amidst Indonesia wooing international industry to invest in its resources for use in EV batteries. BASF and Eramet confirmed to Reuters they were assessing ...

View more: BASF & Eramet close to $2.6 bn deal to process nickel in Indonesia

Tesla Scammed the World When It Faked 2016 Self-Driving Demo: Is It Criminal?

There’s this small thing that all businesses adhere to called “goodwill.” Showing goodwill by being honest about your products and what they can and can’t do is especially necessary when doing otherwise could kill someone. This week a Tesla engineer involved in the 2016 video that supposedly filmed a Model ...

View more: Tesla Scammed the World When It Faked 2016 Self-Driving Demo: Is It Criminal?

Elon Musk made ‘split-second decision’ on Tesla ‘funding secured’ tweet: lawyer

Elon Musk made a “split-second decision” to send the infamous 2018 tweet in which he claimed to have “funding secured” to take Tesla private, his lawyer claimed Wednesday during opening statements in a pivotal legal fight with jilted shareholders. Attorney Alex Spiro told jurors that Musk hastily sent the tweet ...

View more: Elon Musk made ‘split-second decision’ on Tesla ‘funding secured’ tweet: lawyer

Men guilty of murdering businesswoman in £4.6m property fraud

Two men have been found guilty of murdering a 71-year-old businesswoman in £4.6m scam to plunder her life savings (Nick Ansell/PA) (PA Archive) Two men have been found guilty of murdering a 71-year-old businesswoman in £4.6 million scam to plunder her life savings. Louise Kam, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, ...

View more: Men guilty of murdering businesswoman in £4.6m property fraud

VW drops the heat pump due to semiconductor shortage

VW currently delivers its electric models of the ID. series without the optional heat pump. The reason for this is the continuing shortage of semiconductors, as the manufacturer confirmed to our editorial team. “Due to the ongoing shortage of semiconductors, there is currently no optional offer for the heat ...

View more: VW drops the heat pump due to semiconductor shortage

Inflation hits minorities hardest, wokeism and medical schools and other commentary

Some medical schools are adopting extreme social justice ideology in the name of “health equity.” Shutterstock Justice watch: Inflation Hits Minorities Hardest “Ordinary small businesses are disproportionately run by minorities,” so “ongoing high inflation threatens to widen racial economic divides that narrowed during the Trump administration due to pro-growth ...

View more: Inflation hits minorities hardest, wokeism and medical schools and other commentary

Tesla Roadster Development Slowed But Musk Says Rocket Thrusters and Hover Capability Possible

The long-anticipated Tesla Roadster, which is actually a coupe, has taken a back seat as Tesla prioritizes other projects. While saying the Roadster is worth waiting for, chief designer Franz Von Holshausen says “mass electrification” is the company’s main goal now. As the Roadster was anticipated to have limited sales, ...

View more: Tesla Roadster Development Slowed But Musk Says Rocket Thrusters and Hover Capability Possible

Elon Musk claims he skipped Davos because it ‘sounded boring AF’ - but organisers say he wasn’t even invited

Only 1 Tesla Model Is Recommended by Consumer Reports in 2023

Elon Musk heads to trial over 2018 ‘funding secured’ Tesla tweet

Pair who died after being hit by car named as mother and four-year-old daughter

Davos organizers: Musk wasn't invited despite what he says

Indonesia close to EV deals with BYD Group & Tesla - report

Here's what's at stake in Elon Musk's Tesla tweet trial

Used Tesla Models Dominated iSeeCars’ List of the 5 Most Popular Used EVs In America for 2022

Woman and child die as car strikes pedestrians before hitting Jaguar dealership

What Is a Level 2 EV Charger?

Your 2023 EV Federal Tax Credit Questions Answered

Gas vs. Electric: Which Pickup Truck Should You Drive?

OTHER NEWS