Audi is increasing its vary of thoroughly electric powered products to 4 in 2022, with the new Q6 e-tron becoming a member of the lesser This fall e-tron, the current e-tron and the e-tron GT.
Established to sit involving the This fall and the bigger e-tron SUV when it comes up coming yr, the Q6 e-tron will also be the very first Audi based mostly on the Volkswagen Group’s new High quality System Electrical (PPE) architecture, which has been jointly made with Porsche.
Not long ago spyshots clearly show the model will adapt the glance of the lesser This fall e-tron, as very well as bearing some cues from the 2016 Q6 e-tron quattro concept. Influence from the e-tron GT 4-door coupe is also obvious, with equally shaped headlamps and “radiator” grille, and a familiar full-width LED light-weight-bar across the car’s tailgate.
In profile it functions a lengthier bonnet than the This fall e-tron, but shares a related shoulderline, sloping roofline and tailgate spoiler. It is predicted the Q6 will be comparable in external proportions to the combustion-engined Q5, but with a lengthier wheelbase and amplified passenger place enabled by the new system. We could also see a a lot more sportily styled Sportback model join the vary before long just after, if the brand’s other electric powered SUVs are nearly anything to go by.
Inside, the automobile is possible to adopt the new eleven.6-inch central touchscreen utilised in the This fall e-tron, which is the most significant one show at any time equipped to a manufacturing Audi. Even so, the design could be distinctive because of to the system, and also to independent both products in conditions of price and positioning.
The PPE architecture observed underneath the Q6 e-tron will be shared with the up coming-era Porsche Macan, which is because of to be released in 2023 as a full EV sitting down alongside the current, petrol-powered Macan. In spite of both the Q6 and new Macan sharing related components and application, they will be visually independent both within and out.
The PPE system is an evolution of the J1 system observed below the e-tron GT 4-door, as very well as the Porsche Taycan. That suggests it’ll have an 800-volt electrical architecture, enabling tremendous-quickly DC charging at a charge of up to 270kW.
Audi also says the system will enable the EV’s battery pack to demand from 5 to eighty per cent ability in close to twenty five minutes. A shorter demand working with the speediest doable DC quick charger can also insert 186 miles of vary in just ten minutes.
It stays to be noticed what size and kind of battery pack Audi will use in the Q6 e-tron, but the organization says the PPE system is able of covering a lot more than 700km (close to 430 miles) when powering the a lot more aerodynamic A6 e-tron concept. The marginally blunter surfacing on the SUV will dent the vary, but a figure of a lot more than 380 miles ought to be achievable.
Specified the romantic relationship to the e-tron GT below the Q6’s bodywork, we ought to also see that car’s 469bhp (or 523bhp with overboost engaged) 4-wheel travel powertrain transfer around. Far more reasonably priced, reduce-powered one-motor variants are also possible, whilst at the other conclusion of the vary Audi’s RS division could line-up a a lot more effectiveness-centered model. That’ll probably use the same 636bhp powertrain as the RS e-tron GT.
The Q6 e-tron will go into manufacturing at Audi’s Ingolstadt factory up coming yr, which the brand name is converting to an all-electric powered assembly line, taking away the current machines that generates the brand’s A3 relatives hatch and replacing it with manufacturing amenities to accommodate the PPE system.
This also contains the progress of an in-household battery assembly facility “in the immediate vicinity of automobile assembly,” according to Duessman. The Volkswagen Team (Audi’s parent organization) has already signed a trio of partnerships to protected the uncooked supplies and progress procedures necessary for its up coming-era battery packs up to 2030.
Subsequent the Q6 e-tron, Audi confirmed that its very first “Project Artemis” model will start in 2024. The automobile will be aimed at the luxurious sector, spearheading Audi’s progress of future electronic car architecture, know-how and running techniques.
Audi also showed the Grand Sphere concept at the 2021 Munich Motor Clearly show. That automobile efficiently previewed the design and know-how of the up coming era of A8 luxurious saloon.
Check out out our in-depth evaluation of the all-electric powered Audi e-tron SUV right here…