Within the great “avalanche” of Audi electric launches, the new and unprecedented Q6 e-Tron will play a key role. Attentive to the first data and secrets of this new SUV.
Audi’s electric “storm” began two years ago with the presentation of its first purely electric model: the e-Tron SUV. With this vehicle, the German firm gave the starting signal to new cars powered entirely by electricity.
In this article, the great protagonist is the unpublished Q6 e-Tron, whose official premiere is initially scheduled for mid-2022, while its marketing would not start until early 2023. In the range of the German brand, this new vehicle would be the third one hundred percent electric SUV, after the aforementioned e-Tron and the recently presented Q4 e-Tron.
Some unofficial information anticipates that this new vehicle (the Q6) would come to replace the current e-Tron so that in a couple of years it would only market two purely electric SUVs (this Q6 and the aforementioned Q4). The protagonist of this article has been in the news when a series of leaked information and several spy images of its tuning on roads and paths around the world were published on the Internet.
At the design level, everything indicates that the definitive image of the model will have an imposing appearance and numerous athletic or sports details mixed with more elegant nuances. The front should have the characteristic Singleframe grille (closed or “reinterpreted” for electric vehicles) flanked by large air intakes under the headlights with Matrix Led technology.
Viewed from the side, the model should offer a silhouette with a roofline that gently cascades towards the rear, with the upper edge of the rear window flowing through the rear pillars. In this rear area, a striking light band would connect the taillights with OLED technology.
Audi Q6 e-tron Interior
Inside, the Ingolstadt brand would firmly bet on a high-quality premium environment, with the combination of noble quality materials (including vegan leather and other types of recycled skins). The new electric technical platform will also free up more space for the occupants. Like other newly introduced models from the brand, general cabin features would include a digital instrument cluster with an augmented reality (AR) head-up display, MIB 3-power OLED touchscreens with haptic feedback, dynamic ambient lighting, and optional digital side mirrors (conventional side mirrors could be dispensed with).
As for security systems, it will incorporate the assistant to avoid collisions, adaptive cruise control, and surround-view cameras. Various driving modes for the air suspension will be included, as well as semi-autonomous driving with predictive cornering control based on GPS data.
Audi Q6 e-tron Engine
Unlike the current e-Tron SUV, the Q6 will rely on the Volkswagen Group’s premium platform architecture (PPE) developed jointly with Porsche. Shared with the next-generation Porsche Macan EV, the 800 -volt architecture is capable of DC (Direct Current) fast-charging up to 270 kW, allowing the 100 kWh battery to be charged from 5 to 80 percent in just 25 minutes.
We can already tell you that this new Q6 will employ the same rear or twin electric motor layout, battery, and rear/all-wheel-drive configuration as the recently revealed Audi A6 e-Tron Concept . Preliminary power figures would add about 350 kW (about 475 hp) and up to 800 Nm of maximum torque. Audi claims that depending on the variant, it could achieve a range of more than 700 km (435 miles) in the WLTP cycle and will hit 100 km/h from 0 in less than four seconds.