The Audi A6 L e-tron has made its online debut and is now heading to China where it will be exclusively available. It’s a plug-in hybrid version of the long wheelbase A6 and comes with a 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine, an electric motor and a 14.1 kWh lithium-ion battery. The combustion engine delivers 211 PS (155 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque and is complemented by the disc-shaped electric motor which generates 124 PS (91 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft). Thanks to this setup, the mid-size sedan has a combined output of 245 PS (180 kW) and a maximum torque of 500 Nm (369 lb-ft).
The Audi A6 L e-tron weighs just over 2,000 kg and can complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 8.4 seconds while the top speed stands at 131 mph (84 mph in electric mode). The German marque says it needs only 2.2 liters / 100 km and has CO2 emissions of 52 g/km while the maximum electric range stands at 31 miles (50 km). It’s a great car for long journeys as it can provide a total range in hybrid mode of no less than 547 miles (880 km).
Sales of the Audi A6 L e-tron plug-in hybrid are programmed to begin in 2016.