The all-electric Audi Q6 e-tron has been showcased to the public as production moves closer and after a few chosen members of the media got the chance to try it out in prototype form.
The Q6 e-tron has been known to us for more than two years, but here is our first opportunity to see it without heavy external camouflage. It has a significantly softer appearance than we had anticipated and, on these prototypes, has a front fascia dominated by small LED headlamps and a sizable false grille painted white.
In other places, we can see that Audi's designers made the front bumper of the electric SUV to be rather muscular. Thanks to the full-width LED light bar, body-coloured diffuser, and LED taillights, the Q6 e-tron's rear is also pretty impressive. These prototypes also include an eye-catching set of all-white wheels, although we'd be shocked if they made it into mass production. As far as we know, the Q6 e-tron will be available as a conventional SUV and a coupe SUV, with the former being these prototypes.
The innovative Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, which Audi and Porsche jointly developed, serves as the foundation for the Audi Q6 e-tron. With an 800-volt system and charging rates of up to 270 kW, this architecture enables batteries to charge from 10 to 80% in less than 30 minutes. Audi will offer both the basic Q6 and the sportier SQ6 versions of the SUV.
A 100 kWh battery pack supports both variants. Two electric motors will power the regular model, generating about 375 horsepower, with a power surge that briefly raises it to 396 horsepower. On the WLTP cycle, Audi estimates it can reach a range of 373 miles (600 km) with the base model. Audi has stated that the flagship SQ6 will be capable of 483 horsepower and 510 horsepower when the boost mode is used. It needs to be able to accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 4.5 seconds.