Audi Q6 e-Tron Review & Details

Audi continues with the open road tests of the Q6 e-Tron, it’s next electric SUV. This model will be placed within the manufacturer’s offer as an intermediate option between the current Q4 e-Tron and e-Tron (the last of which will be renamed as Q8 e-Tron this year to standardize the nomenclatures of the spectrum).

In addition, the Q6 e-Tron will be the first Audi based on the PPE modular platform, developed jointly with Porsche. This architecture, created specifically for high-performance electric cars, will also be used in the future second-generation Audi A6 e-TronAudi A6 Avant e-Tron, and Porsche Macan.

Among other things, the platform will support battery packs of up to 100 kWh capacity, Quattro all-wheel-drive systems (thanks to the combined use of several propulsion units), and an 800-volt electrical architecture that will allow it to charge at maximum powers of 270 kW in DC. This latest development is already present in the Audi e-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan, based on the J1 platform.

The Q6 e-Tron is expected to have a “coupe” variant called the Q6 Sportback e-Tron, which will have a more aerodynamic profile and a more extended rear window, which will give it a sportier look. In addition, there will be no shortage of high-performance versions tuned by Audi Sport ( SQ6 e-Tron and RSQ6 e-Tron ).

Audi Q6 e-Tron

The commercial launch of the Audi Q6 e-Tron will take place in 2023

Although the RSQ6 e-Tron is expected to deliver some truly blazing performance, it will most likely rank a notch below the Macan Turbo S in that regard, matching the power and acceleration figures of the “conventional” Macan Turbo. . The SQ6 e-Tron for its part could be equivalent to a hypothetical Macan GTS.

Audi Q6 e-Tron

Aesthetically, the new model will opt for a design language similar to that seen in the A6 e-Tron Concept, including its optics at two heights with the lower module integrated into an air intake. The Singleframe radiator grille, although it will maintain the shapes of the brand’s thermal models, will be blind.

Initially, the Audi Q6 e-Tron will be launched on the market in 2023, while the RSQ6 e-Tron should see the light of day a year later. It is expected that by size it falls between segments D (medium SUV) and E (executive SUV). Its main rivals will be the BMW iX and Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV.

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