Beijing:  Audi A6 L e-tron concept unveiled at Auto China image

Audi, the luxury carmaker is presenting the A6 L e-tron concept vehicle at Auto China 2012 in Beijing.

The plug-in hybrid has a powerful drive system that enables a driving range of 80 km (49.71 miles) on pure electric power, and it was specifically designed to fulfill Chinese needs.

Styling has been updated to differentiate the concept vehicle from the production model. It includes a single frame grille with horizontal chrome bars, a special rear diffuser and it is also treated to a set of 21-inch wheels with an e-tron design.

The sedan, which has a 3.01 meter (9.88 feet) wheelbase, is 5.02 meters (16.47 feet) long and 1.87 meters (6.14 feet) wide, but only 1.46 meters (4.79 feet) tall. Its long engine hood, its low, extended roof line and the sharp lines on its sides create an athletic overall look.

Power comes from a 2.0 TFSI that outputs 155 kW (211 hp) and an electric motor with 70 kW (95 hp) peak power. That’s the sort of power you get from a full-fat V6 engine. But this one enables you to enjoy up to 80 km (49.71 miles) of electric emission-free driving at a constant speed of 60 km/h (37.28 mph).

The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery is located in a collision-protected space at the rear of the vehicle.