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Audi unveils electric Q6 e-tron SUV

  • April 7, 2024
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Audi unveils electric Q6 e-tron SUV

Audi has taken the wraps of its latest electric SUV, the Q6 e-tron, a car which the brand’s boss says represents a “technological leap.” Set to rival the BMW iX3 and Jaguar I-Pace, the Audi comes with a choice of four-wheel drive set up with a pair of electric motors. The range topping SQ6 e-tron boasts up to 510bhp.

It slots between the Q4 e-tron and Q8 e-tron in the company’s pure electric lineup of SUVs. Like most of its rivals, the styling is restrained and understated but the technology underneath promises to be a step forward from its stablemates.

The Q6 e-tron makes use of the advanced new Premium Performance Electric (PPE) platform co-developed with Porsche for the new Macan Electric. It will be the basis for a range of performance-oriented Audis in the coming years and possibly some other VW group brands including Bentley and Lamborghini. The PPE platform is scalable for different sized vehicles that will be either rear or four-wheel drive.

Power for the Audi comes from an electric motor on the rear axle with 375bhp. On the front axle sits a second electric motor with up to 188bhp to give it four-wheel drive. Audi claims 62% more power density and 33% better performance compared with the units in the first generation Q8 e-tron, as well as reducing energy consumption by 30%.

Audi is claiming 388 miles of range on a charge. The range topping SQ6 e-tron will see its motors tuned to produce 483bhp, rising to 510bhp when the launch control is switched on.

The Q6 e-tron will cost £68,975 while the range-topping SQ6 will start from £92,950. Audi will announce pricing for other versions in April but the entry-level car with a single rear electric motor is expected to cost around £55,000.

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