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Some of the anticipated future Audi fashions is the absolutely electrical Q6 e-tron. Unrelated to the ICE-powered Audi Q6 that’s already accessible in China, the Q6 e-tron can be a sporty and premium SUV that shares its underpinnings with the upcoming Porsche Macan EV that includes the newest developments by way of know-how and driving dynamics.
Moreover the quite a few pictures of camouflaged prototypes we have now seen over the previous couple of years, our spy photographers have caught Audi’s subsequent SUV with an undisguised entrance finish leaving little to the creativeness. Utilizing this as a base, our illustrator created a brand new rendering of the Q6 e-tron, precisely depicting how the manufacturing mannequin will appear to be.
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The Q6 e-tron will function break up headlights on the entrance, just like the A6 e-tron sedan. The higher items will sport matrix LED graphics for a high-tech look, no less than in some trims. Equally to the smaller This autumn e-tron, the grille can be coated and painted in silver, however the bumper intakes will nonetheless be useful.
From the profile, the Q6 e-tron will look extra dynamic than your common SUV due to the sculpted physique traces and sporty proportions. The tail can be typical of the German model with aggressive-looking horizontally mounted LED taillights. Moreover the normal SUV bodystyle, Audi can even launch the Q6 e-tron Sportback coupe-SUV with a sloping roofline and an built-in spoiler. As with most Audi fashions today, a excessive performance-focused RS variant with an excellent sportier bodykit will be part of the vary at a later date.
Inside, spy pictures have revealed a distinct format to the present Audi vary. The dashboard is dominated by a big portrait-orientation infotainment touchscreen mixed with a digital instrument cluster. The multifunctional flat-bottom four-spoke steering wheel options Audi’s new and less complicated emblem, whereas the middle console has fewer buttons than ever earlier than.
Underpinnings Developed By Audi And Porsche
Not like the extra mainstream This autumn e-tron which relies on the VW Group’s MEB structure and the bigger Q8 e-tron flagship that sits on an up to date model of the getting older MLB Evo, the Q6 e-tron will trip on the extra refined Premium Platform Electrical (PPE). Those self same underpinnings can be shared with the upcoming Audi A6 e-tron and the Porsche Macan EV. The PPE is appropriate with single (RWD) or twin electrical motors (AWD), and a battery with a capability of as much as 100 kWh.
Audi is holding its playing cards near its chest by way of the accessible energy outputs. Nonetheless, it has been confirmed that the Porsche Macan EV will produce as much as 603 hp (450 kW / 611 PS) and 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft) of torque from twin electrical motors. Audi might use the identical setup for the efficiency flagship of the Q6 e-tron vary bearing the RS badge, together with a sporty chassis setup.
Lesser variants might be supplied with the twin electrical motors from the A6 e-tron idea which produced a extra wise 470 hp (350 kW / 476 PS) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. As for the vary, the A6 e-tron sedan was stated to have the ability to journey as much as 435 miles (700 km) in idea kind. A extra restricted vary is a safer guess for the much less aerodynamic SUV, putting it nearer to rivals together with the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV and the BMW iX.
The Audi Q6 e-tron was initially anticipated to reach earlier than the top of 2022. Nonetheless, its premiere might be pushed again, although hopefully, it can debut earlier than the mechanically-related Porsche Macan EV which has been delayed for 2024. Beginning in 2026, Audi will solely unveil absolutely electrical fashions earlier than changing into an EV-only model in 2033.