Experience Vorsprung durch Technik; the new Audi Q6 e-tron

March 2024
  • The new Audi Q6 e-tron sets standards in terms of performance, range, charging, driving dynamics and design
  • Built on the new PPE platform, the Audi Q6 e-tron is the next technological leap in premium electric mobility
  • The new model takes the digital experience at Audi to a new level

The Audi Q6 e-tron is the first production model on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), marking Audi’s next step as a provider of premium electric mobility. The model is defined not only by impressive driving and charging performance but also by increased efficiency and long range. The new interior design philosophy and pioneering technologies debuting in the new model also mark an exciting new chapter for the Four Rings. The Audi Q6 etron and SQ6 e-tron are planned to launch in New Zealand from mid 2025.

Built on the new PPE platform, the Audi Q6 e-tron is the next technological leap in premium electric mobility for our customers” says Greg Leet, General Manager of Audi New Zealand. “Setting new standards in performance, design, and technology, this electric SUV is the essence of Vorsprung durch Technik – progress through technology.

The Q6 e-tron underpins Audi’s promise to offer electric vehicles in all core segments by 2027.

The Q6 e-tron sets standards in terms of e-performance, range, and charging. It embodies typical Audi SUV styling with a further refined e-tron design language and a high level of everyday usability. Thanks to the new E3 1.2 electronic architecture, the Q6 e-tron model series represents the technological spearhead of the Audi portfolio.

Impressive range and charging performance

Powerful, compact, and highly efficient electric motors, as well as a newly developed lithium-ion battery consisting of twelve modules and 180 prismatic cells with a total gross capacity of 100 kWh (94.9 net) ensure a range of up to 625 km*. The new Audi Q6 e-tron ensures the sporty performance Audi is known for with a system output of 285 kW and the SQ6 e-tron with a system output of up to 380 kW when the extra function is engaged, sets standards in terms of performance, range, charging, driving dynamics, and design. The Q6 e-tron quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds. Two models with rear-wheel drive will follow depending on the market. While one model will be designed for efficiency and range, the other will mark the entry into the Q6 e-tron series.

Thanks to 800-volt technology and a maximum charging capacity of 270 kW as standard, short charging stops are possible with the Audi Q6 e-tron. Up to 255 km* can be recharged in just ten minutes at an appropriate charging station (High Power Charging, HPC). The state-of-charge (SoC) increases from ten to 80 percent in around 21 minutes. Intelligent, high-performance and predictive thermal management is a key component of this impressive charging performance.

An important component in increasing the efficiency and therefore the range of the Audi Q6 etron is the advanced recuperation system. Around 95 percent of all everyday braking processes can be handled by this system. The Audi Q6 e-tron recuperates at up to 220 kW.

Typical Audi SUV design: the exterior

The Audi Q6 e-tron is positioned in the premium mid-size segment and, with a length of 4,771 mm, a width of 1,993 mm, and a height of 1,648 mm, the SUV offers maximum space and comfort for everyday use. The wheelbase of 2,899 mm allows plenty of legroom in the second row of seats. With these dimensions, the Audi Q6 e-tron offers sufficient space for five passengers and luggage.

The Audi Q6 e-tron comes with perfect proportions thanks to the Premium Platform Electric. The ratio of a long wheelbase to very short overhangs form the basis for the powerful dynamic package seen in the exterior of Audi's Q models. The Audi Q6 e-tron also embodies the further developed e-tron-specific design language.

Its striking SUV look makes for an impressive and sporty appearance. In the car’s bodywork, soft shapes are in constant interplay with the creases and edges, lending dynamism to the shadows even when stationary. The upright front features a completely closed Singleframe and a mask in selenite silver or gloss black, which surrounds the three-dimensionally shaped Singleframe and the side air intakes. The high-positioned digital daytime running lights give the Q6 e-tron a very distinctive and independent appearance.

The opening between the D pillar and the roof gives the vehicle a more dynamic appearance and makes the cabin appear more stretched and longer. A prominent line running from the rear lights to the rear doors emphasises the upper section of the “quattro blisters” - the contours of the body on which the gently sloping D pillars are supported. The blisters are a core element of Audi's design DNA. Audi calls this central design principle "making technology visible". The dynamically tightened rear creates a mixture of sporty elegance and masculine power.

World first in lighting technology

With the Q6 e-tron, Audi is not only starting a new chapter in electric mobility, but also in an important part of Audi's DNA: lighting technology. With the world's first active digital light signature, the electric SUV is ushering in a new era characterized by design and aesthetics that are unique to Audi.  In the case of the second-generation digital OLED rear lights, the six OLED panels with a total of 360 segments generate a new image every ten milliseconds using a specially developed algorithm.

With the second generation of digital OLED rear lights, the Audi Q6 e-tron takes lighting design, functionality and therefore road safety to a new level. For the first time, the digital OLED rear lights can communicate with the vehicle’s surroundings in a targeted manner. Audi has also taken the safety functions to a new level. The proximity detection system already known from other Audi models has been extended in the new Q6 e-tron to include the communication light. It warns other road users of accidents and breakdown sites. In addition to the regular taillight graphics, the communication light displays a specific static taillight signature with integrated warning symbols in the digital OLED combination rear light in critical driving or traffic situations.

The technology, which is debuting in the Audi Q6 e-tron, also sets new standards in terms of individualisation. With a total of up to eight digital light signatures, owners can individualise their Q6 e-tron in a completely new way.

A new design philosophy goes into series production with the Q6 e-tron

The interior offers plenty of storage space and compartments. The increased comfort of the middle seat in the rear is typical of an electric car with a long wheelbase. The trunk offers 526 liters of storage space. If the rear seat bench is folded down, the storage space increases to up to 1,529 liters. As a result, the Audi Q6 e-tron offers sufficient space for five passengers and their luggage.

The Audi Q6 e-tron model series has a fully connected and digital interior based on the new electronic architecture. The slim, free-standing Audi MMI panoramic display has a curved design and OLED technology which consists of an 11.9-inch Audi virtual cockpit and 14.5-inch MMI touch display. Audi complements the digital stage with the 10.9-inch MMI front passenger display with Active Privacy Mode, which prevents it from distracting the driver while on the move. This allows the front passenger to stream films/video content, assist with navigation, or even find a charging station for example.

With the optional Augmented Reality Head-Up Display, another central element of the digital stage, Audi is taking a major step forward in display technology.

Audi's self-learning voice assistant, the Audi Assistant, can be used to control numerous vehicle functions. The digital assistant with AI support is deeply integrated into the vehicle and, for the first time, is displayed using an avatar in the central touch display of the MMI and in the augmented reality head-up display. The new voice assistant understands more than 800 voice commands. It can also be activated via various touchpoints such as the myAudi app.

The Q6 e-tron model family, the first all-electric model series produced at the Ingolstadt plant, stands for Audi's commitment to sustainability, from production to product.

*As per global WLTP standard. Acceleration, fuel consumption, and range figures are variable based on vehicle specification, driving conditions, style, situation, and terrain. NZ specifications for this model are yet to be confirmed.

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