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Audi Announces LWB A6 E-Tron Hybrid for China

Based on the Beijing concept from 2012.

Here’s some good news for everybody who may have been losing sleep over pollution in China: Audi and its local-market joint-venture partner, FAW, have just announced that a long-wheelbase A6 E-Tron Hybrid sedan will soon be launched for the Chinese market, going on sale within one year. The plug-in hybrid will be manufactured in China, and will be based on Audi’s long-wheelbase A6, one of the company’s most popular models in that market.

While the car’s spec has yet to be released, Audi has in fact already shown this car in concept form, at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. The concept car was fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine making 211 horsepower, coupled with an electric motor making 95 horses. The lithium-ion battery pack on the concept was good for an electric-only range of 31 miles, which the company says will be matched on the production car. The model should be an important addition to Audi’s sales in the country, which accounted for approximately one third of its worldwide sales in 2013.

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