Audi und FAW kooperieren bei  Plug-in-Hybrid fuer China

While we’re mourning the loss of the incredibly attractive pricetag of the Audi A6 Hybrid, China is preparing to receive the next level up – the Audi A6L e-tron has been confirmed for production, after being teased in concept form at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show.

Like the concept, the production car will be based on the A6L instead of the A6, because the Chinese market loves long wheelbase cars. The A6L has a wheelbase of 3,010 mm.

While the concept car promised 80 km zero emissions EV mode powered by the electric motor alone, the production car will have a shorter range – 50 km. Then the combustion engine will take over and the car will become a hybrid. The car is a plug-in hybrid, which means you can recharge the battery through a socket.

We don’t actually know anything else about the specs of the car at this point, but the concept car used a 2.0 TFSI engine as the combustion engine component, while the electric motor could do 95 hp. No photos either – pictured in this story is the A6 e-tron concept from 2012. More details to come.