Audi reveals new entry level A6 plug-in hybrid
9th Jun 2020 Danny Morgan
Audi has introduced a more affordable model to the A6 range with the A6 50 TFSI e plug-in hybrid.
The Audi A6 50 PHEV is priced from £52,790 on the road and has a pure electric range of 34 miles.
Identical to the Audi A6 55 TFSI e which was announced earlier this year, the more affordable 50 varaitn is available in Sport, S line, Black Edition and Vorsprung trim levels.
The 2.0-litre petrol engine combines with a 105kW electric motor to produce 299PS and 450Nm of torque – enough to go from 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds.
But Audi says the new entry-level A6 is more focused on economy than ever, although not at the expense of luxury. The pure electric range of 34 miles up to a top speed of 84mph means zero emissions driving is possible for shorter journeys, while the overall CO2 emissions of 35g/km results in a low BIK rate of 10%.
Both the electric range and low benefit-in-kind tax rate should make the A6 50 TFSI e appealing to company car drivers and businesses.
As with other PHEVs, the A6 has three drive modes – EV for electric power only, Hybrid which makes the best use of both battery power and petrol, and Hold mode which preserves battery power for later use, such as in an urban area or low emissions zone.
In Hybrid mode, Audi also claims the car will predict and optimise the best use of petrol and electric motors for the most efficiency and will ensure the “highest possible proportion of electric driving”.
The A6 can be charged from a 7.4kW home charge point (the Type 2 charging cable is supplied) in about 2.5 hours from empty to full.