Audi Q6 e-tron overview: price, engine, range – Electric Cars

Audi Q6 e-tron overview: price, engine, range – Electric Cars

World premiere at Milan Design Week for the Audi Q6 e-tron, the fourth electric model in the Four Rings brand range. The House of Progress, the Milanese headquarters for the German brand, is actually the platform for this new electric SUV that is positioned between the Q4 e-tron and the Q8 e-tron in the draft range of Ingolstadt, introducing several technological innovations. Which? We tell you all about the new Audi Q6 e-tron in our live coverage of Milan Design Week.

Platform and structure

Let’s start with the platform, PPE, Premium Platform Electric, which is the basis of the new Audi Q6 e-tron and which this top-wheel model shares, for example, with the new Porsche Macan. The new SUV from Ingolstadt is 4.77 meters long and has a wheelbase of 2.89 meters, with very short overhangs and a sporty and elegant design, in which we find stylistic elements that are common to the entire range of the Four Rings. Such as the closed grille, the new logo and the narrow cut of the front lights which in this case are OLED and allow the brightness to be managed through the settings of the multimedia system. Since it is electric there is also a lot of space on board, with the new Audi Q6 e-tron offering a capacity of 526 liters thanks to the boot and 64 liters of front frunk. Aerodynamic rims are also available in different sizes, from 18 to 21”.

Inside the Audi Q6 e-tron

A combination of elegance and sophistication in the cockpit of the Audi Q6 e-tron, with a fully digital dashboard with three screens including a Head-Up Display. The large curved screen that integrates display and touch controls for the multimedia system, measuring 11.9 and 14.5” respectively, both with OLED technology, immediately catches the eye. Added to these is also a passenger screen with a discrimination system that avoids distractions for the driver. The infotainment system is powered by Google Automotive with software that integrates all of Audi’s smart navigation systems to display fast and AC charging stations to simplify and better plan trips and charging stations. There are no physical buttons, and all climate control and car controls are installed. The interior also has a lot of attention to the choice of materials, with sustainability at the center: there is eco-leather, plastic recycled with special processes and for the SQ6 version also strong microfibre.

Engine and freedom

The new Audi Q6 e-tron will initially be offered in two powertrain configurations, both with a 100 kWh battery, 94.4 kWh of net capacity. Unlike the Porsche Macan EV, which will have two identical motors, there will be only one asynchronous motor on the front axle with a power of 387 HP and 535 Nm of torque that ensures running from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds and a speed of over 210 km / h. The sporty Audi SQ6 e-tron quattro variant is powered by a unit capable of producing 517 HP and 820 Nm in acceleration mode, with 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 230 km/h h. Two variants with rear-wheel drive will also debut in the coming months, a long-range and a regular-range. The new design includes 800 Volt technology that allows compatibility with fast charging infrastructures up to 270 kW, allowing DC to recover from 10 to 80% of the travel range in 21 minutes. In practice, in 10 minutes you can have 255 km available. Total autonomy goes from 625 km in the WLTP cycle for the standard version to 585 km for the SQ6. Then we find the Plug & Charge feature as usual in IONITY and ewiva stations. Alternating current charging takes place at a power of up to 11 kW (at a later stage it will reach up to 22 kW).

Prices and trim levels of the Audi Q6 e-tron

The new Audi Q6 e-tron will hit the roads in the third quarter of 2024 although orders are already open. The new electric SUV from the “Four Rings” brand is available in trim levels Business Edition, Premium Business and S, the SQ6 version is available in a basic or sport variant. The price of the new Audi Q6 e-tron starts at 79,500 euros for the coupé and 97,200 euros for the Sportback.

Installation Referstage at Milan Design Week 2024

The new Audi Q6 e-tron is the protagonist of the installation of this edition of the Milan Design Week, with the brand of the Four Rings confirming itself as a partner of the Fuorisalone in a collaboration that has been ongoing since 2014. As part of the exhibition event Interni Vision of the CrossAudi’s 2024 installation is signed by international design studio Bjarke Ingels Group, and is called “Referstep”. He mentions “Referstep”, the portmanteau of “reflection” and “step” is associated with the concept that our actions in the world reflect the essence of our existence, giving more conceptual depth to the installation. The design of the structure is configured as a “plus” sign visible from above that goes beyond the concept of an increase in numbers instead of representing a concept. Through a small selection of elements, the area is divided into four different sectors that reflect the basic principles of the installation and rings of the Audi logo. This design not only physically expands the surrounding space and increases the architecture its, but it also shows Audi’s commitment to promoting avant-garde through innovative design. The glass installation creates the illusion of space, highlighting the continuous tension of the business in overcoming the limits of innovation. Thanks to the 10 x 1.2 meter glass walls x 8.5, the environment is divided into four different sectors – Community, Knowledge, Performance and Audi Digital Light. The four spaces each offer a unique but complementary experience and at the same time present the illusion of a spherical spatial configuration. In the Knowledge area, an amphitheater with solid wooden stairs and chrome-plated steel columns forms a meeting place where people gather to share knowledge and discuss. This intimate environment will host topical discussions with AUDI AG experts, encouraging interaction between speakers and audience, ensuring an inclusive and engaging experience that allows for deeper connections. In the area of ​​Digital lighting, Audi highlights its modern edge in terms of technology and design thanks to the new generation of digital lights and OLED components. This innovation opens up new possibilities in a design specifically designed for intuitive communication between the driver, the vehicle and the environment around them, underscoring the importance of digitalization in creating an engaging lighting experience. Next, in the Community space, a tree-lined courtyard provides refreshment during the hustle and bustle of the Fuorisalone days. The “circular forest” of Japanese maples provides a natural canopy, creating a welcoming space where people can gather, restore and relax, connecting with a sense of community and connection. The heart of the installation is the Performance area, where the two Audi SQ6 e-trons will be the ultimate expression of Audi’s Vorsprung durch Technik ethos. Audi’s commitment to quality is shown here: the glass car ring, created from reflections, allows you to explore the cars from eight different perspectives, reflecting Audi’s constant search for directions not yet taken.