Audi launches A6 plug-in hybrid
04 June 2020
Author: Illya Verpraet
Audi has added a plug-in hybrid version to the A6 executive saloon range. The new A6 50 TFSI e hopes to charm company car drivers with its 10% BIK rate.
Intending to take the fight to the BMW 530e and Mercedes E300e, the A6 50 TFSI e combines a 252hp 2.0-litre petrol engine with a battery and an electric motor for a total output of 300hp, an electric range of up to 34 miles. The CO2 output of 35g/km is good enough to net a fleet-friendly 10% BIK rate.
Initially, it is only available as a saloon, but Audi will also add an estate version later. Prices start from £52,790 for a 'Sport' model. Like most A6s, there are four equipment grades: Sport, S Line, Black Edition and Vorsprung.
As is usual for a powerful Audi, it has quattro all-wheel drive as standard, as well as a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The A6 50 TFSI e quattro can be charged either from a standard 7kW wallbox, in which case it will take up to 2.5 hours, or from a standard 3-pin socket, which will take around seven hours.