Sunday, April 26, 2015


With the declaration of a generation adaptation of the 2012 A6 L e-Tron, Audi endeavors to answer two issues postured by the Chinese extravagance auto market in the meantime. The main of these is something that the A6 L in its customary shape as of now addresses, the Chinese fixation on back legroom. At the same time, the more critical issue is that of efficiency, and this the new auto does well. This economy takes a stab at a somewhat of a cost concerning force, yet this is an auto expected just for the Chinese market, and China all that much has its own arrangement of guidelines. The car was first shown as a concept back in 2012, and has received a few tweaks since then.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The exterior styling of the A6 L e-Tron is very close to that of the A6 L, the long-wheelbase version of the A6 that is built in China and just for the Chinese market. There are nevertheless a few details that set the car apart from the other A6 L. The e-Tron comes with a special set of 18-inch wheels, making it much more immediately recognizable. LED lights have been added around the air intakes, making for a small but very noticeable change in the look of the front fascia. This is different from the standard fascia given to the original concept, and Audi has also scaled back the wheels, as the concept had a set measuring 21 inches.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The car’s interior is aimed at a segment of the Chinese market that doesn’t exist in other countries: buyers of midsized sedans who employ professional chauffeurs.
One need not buy a Rolls-Royce Phantom to be driven around in China, and all three of the big German luxury brands now build long-wheelbase versions of their midsized models for this market.

That means that the 3.6 inches of extra length the A6 L has been given are devoted almost entirely to extra rear legroom. This remains the same for the e-Tron, but here the driver is also given the option of displaying information pertaining to the drivetrain and battery on the MMI screen. The new battery packs intrude on trunk space a bit, but not so much that you wouldn’t be able to get a suitcase in.Fuel economy is an extremely important issue in China, where smog levels in major cities reached crisis levels long ago. But concerns about the availability of charging stations have kept sales of pure electrics from really getting off of the ground, and that is presumably why Audi chose to go the plug-in hybrid route for this car. Although Audi already makes an A6 Hybrid, available for sale in most markets, the e-Tron takes it a step further, mating a 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder to a disk-shaped electric motor mounted between the gasoline engine and the eight-speed automatic transmission                                                                                                                                                              The force number isn't colossal, and in the event that you pick to drive in unadulterated electric mode, which the A6 L e-Tron can accomplish for a scope of 31 miles, force will be even lower. However, the auto can achieve a top velocity of 84 mph taking all things together electric mode, an immense change over the 37 mph initially cited when the concept debuted.
It's still not particularly great, but rather the e-Tron is probably implied principally for city driving, where brown haze is such an issue, and the individuals who both need to take longer excursions and are worried about efficiency will at present have the choice of the general mixture. Furthermore, as has a tendency to be the situation with e-Tron models, Audi's signature Quattro all-wheel-drive systemis not accessible, with force setting off just to the front wheels.The highlights offered on the A6 L e-Tron aren't precisely momentous, however Audi's bundling every one of them together is a first for China. This could give the auto an edge, however given the extent to which extravagance EVs like the Tesla Model S have battled in China, its not precisely ensured that mileage will be a sufficient need to be favorable for the e-Tron.

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