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New Audi Q6 E-tron: Impressive range of 388 miles and 510bhp

By Mathilda Bartholomew | March 20, 2024

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One of the standout features of the Q6 E-tron is its rapid charging capability, allowing for up to 158 miles of range to be added in just 10 minutes

New Audi Q6 E-tron: Impressive range of 388 miles and 510bhp

Audi's latest model, the Q6 E-tron, marks a significant advancement in technology for the brand. It's the first model built on their cutting-edge new platform, bringing a host of improvements to the electric SUV segment.

Audi Q6 E-tron

Scheduled for release in the UK this April, the Q6 E-tron will start at £68,975. It's positioned between the Q4 E-tron and Q8 E-tron in Audi's lineup of electric SUVs and competes with the likes of the Tesla Model Y, BMW iX3 and Jaguar I-Pace.

What sets the Q6 E-tron apart is its adoption of Audi's new Premium Performance Electric (PPE) platform, developed in partnership with Porsche. This platform, also used in the Porsche Macan Electric, promises enhanced performance and efficiency compared to previous Audi EVs.

Audi Q6 E-tron

Under the bonnet, you've got two electric motors producing 382bhp in the Q6, propelling it to 62mph in 5.9 seconds. Upgrade to the SQ6, and you'll hit 509bhp, dropping that 0-62mph time to just 4.3 seconds.

The 100kWh battery gives you an impressive 381 miles of range, about 50 more than the Model Y.

One of the standout features of the Q6 E-tron is its rapid charging capability, allowing for up to 158 miles of range to be added in just 10 minutes at compatible charging stations, and can go from 10 to 80 percent battery in 21 minutes.

Audi Q6 E-tron

Let's talk looks. The Q6 maintains Audi's signature long wheelbase and short overhangs, with bold wheel arches, sleek bodywork, and sharp Matrix lights up front. The rear boasts Audi's flashy digital OLED tail lights, making a statement on the road.

Audi Q6 E-tron

Inside, the Q6 E-tron offers a revamped interior with a focus on technology and comfort with quilted seats, ambient lighting, and premium materials. The centrepiece is Audi's panoramic screen, combining an 11.9in driver's display with a 14.5in multimedia unit. There's even a 10.9in screen for the passenger to enjoy.

Audi Q6 E-tron

Tech-wise, you've got Audi's voice-controlled Assistant, Bang and Olufsen audio, and a host of safety features like autonomous emergency braking and Park Assist Plus, which practically parks the car for you.

Production of the Q6 E-tron will take place at Audi's main factory in Ingolstadt, alongside combustion-engine models. Pricing starts at £68,975 for the base model, with the SQ6 starting from £92,950. Additional variants will be priced and confirmed in April, with an entry-level single-motor model expected to start around £55,000.

Overall, the Audi Q6 E-tron represents a significant step forward in electric mobility, combining advanced technology with Audi's renowned craftsmanship and performance.

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