Audi doesn’t seem to be letting its foot off of the electric accelerator any time soon, as it already plans on revealing a new model just a week after the reveal of the new Audi Q4 e-tron. Next week, at the Shanghai Auto Show, Audi will reveal an all-new e-tron concept car that will act as the precursor to the first PPE-based electric vehicle.
According to this report from Autocar, the upcoming Audi e-tron concept car will be an electric sedan, one that’s said to be similar in size to the A5 Sportback. It’s said that this will be the first Audi built on the PPE (Premium Platform Electric) all-electric architecture shared by Audi and Porsche. It’s also said to have styling and performance similar to the Audi e-tron GT. The PPE platform will serve as the brand’s larger EV platform, while smaller EVs will be built on the MEB platform, such as the Q4 e-tron.
It’s likely that this upcoming Audi e-tron sedan concept car will also share the same 800-volt architecture as the e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan. It’s also said that it will have enough battery capacity to provide up to 300 miles of range.
There’s no other information as to what this car will be at the moment, so we’ll have to wait until next week, for the Shanghai Auto Show to get underway. We do hope that it is, in fact, an e-tron sedan. Previous reports about Audi’s next EV and the first PPE-based vehicle claimed it would be an Audi Q6 SUV. However, the idea of a smaller Audi e-tron GT with even more range is one we like a lot more than an SUV. Hopefully this new report is true and we get to see the future of Audi sport sedans as early as next week. Stay tuned.