Audi A6 Plug-In Hybrid Priced Just Under £53,000 In UK

The gas-electric saloon will do 34 miles on electricity alone.

The order books have now opened for Audi’s new plug-in hybrid A6 executive saloon, which costs £52,790 in its cheapest guise. Dubbed the 50 TFSI e, the newcomer will offer an all-electric range of 34 miles per charge, while Audi hopes company car drivers will be enticed by the 10-percent Benefit-in-Kind tax rate.

Initially available solely as a saloon, with an ‘Avant’ estate to follow later, the car comes with a 2-litre petrol engine and an electric motor to create a four-wheel-drive, four-door luxury car with 295 bhp. That means it can manage the sprint from naught to 62 mph in 5.5 seconds, while the official carbon dioxide emissions figure sits at 35 g per kilometer.

According to Audi, a full charge of the lithium-ion battery pack takes seven hours from a conventional three-pin wall socket, but charging with a 7 kWh home charging wallbox takes around two-and-a-half hours. Owners will also be able to take advantage of Audi’s e-tron charging service, which grants access to 18 charging networks across the UK and amalgamates all costs incurred in one monthly invoice.

As well as the high-tech, high-voltage powertrain, the 50 TFSI e comes with a choice of four different trim levels. The ‘basic’ version is the Sport grade, which comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a twin-touchscreen infotainment system and the Audi Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster. Wireless charging, Alexa voice control and smartphone integration systems are also part of the sub-£60,000 package.