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Audi A6 L e-tron approved for production

Audi officials have announced the A6 L e-tron has been green lighted for production and it will be introduced in the near future but only on the Chinese market. It will essentially be an evolution of the A6 L e-tron concept seen in these images, a vehicle which was originally unveiled back in 2012 at the Auto China show. In charge of production is going to be the FAW-Volkswagen joint venture and the vehicle will be capable of providing a maximum electric range of 50 km.

Audi A6 L e-tron concept
Audi A6 L e-tron concept

The concept featured a slightly revised exterior appearance compared to the conventional-powered A6 as it featured a single-frame front grille that had chrome horizontal bars along with a bespoke diffuser at the back. Moreover, the 2012 A6 L e-tron concept came with unique 21-inch e-tron multi-spoke alloy wheels which we assume are a pain to clean.

Audi A6 L e-tron concept
Audi A6 L e-tron concept

Under the hood was a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged gasoline engine delivering 208 hp and working together with an electric motor that generated an additional 94 bhp. Also part of the hardware arrangement was a rear-mounted liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack which allowed the concept to hit a top speed of 60 km/h when running solely on electric power.

Audi A6 L e-tron concept
Audi A6 L e-tron concept

Audi has not provided an exact timetable as to when the production-ready A6 L e-tron will be introduced but most likely it will come out towards the end of the year or sometime in 2015.

Adrian Padeanu

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