Audi Q6 e-tron: First PPE model co-built with Porsche

INGOLSTADT: Audi has launched the Q6 e-tron, the first vehicle to be built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), co-developed with Porsche.

The Q6 e-tron, alongside its performance variant, the SQ6 e-tron, embodies Audi's transition into a premier provider of premium electric mobility.

The Q6 e-tron quattro and SQ6 e-tro will be available to order this month at €74,700 (RM384,000) and €93,800 (RM482,000) and will be delivered to customers in the third quarter of 2024.

Specifications and features:
Battery and range: The Q6 e-tron features a lithium-ion battery with a total gross capacity of 100 kWh (94.9 kWh net), enabling a range of up to 625km. This puts the Q6 e-tron at the forefront of electric mobility in terms of range.

Charging technology: Equipped with 800-volt technology, the Q6 e-tron supports a maximum charging capacity of 270kW, allowing for up to 254km to be recharged in just 10 minutes at high-power charging stations for the quattro powertrain.

The charging system also facilitates Plug & Charge capability, further enhancing charging convenience.

Audi Q6 e-tron quattro
Performance: The standard Q6 e-tron quattro accelerates from 0-100kph in 5.9 seconds, while the SQ6 e-tron achieves the same in 4.3 seconds when using launch control.

The top speeds are capped at 209kph and 228kph, respectively, showcasing Audi's commitment to combining sustainability with performance.

Design and space: The Q6 e-tron measures 4,771mm in length, 2,193mm in width (including mirrors), and 1,702mm in height, offering a spacious interior for five passengers and their luggage. The SUV's design features Audi's signature dynamic and sporty aesthetic, with a closed Singleframe grille and distinctive digital daytime running lights contributing to its unique appearance.

Interior and technology: The interior focuses on user-centric design, featuring a panoramic display for the Audi MMI system and augmented reality head-up display. Advanced materials, some recycled, are used throughout.

Audi Q6 e-tron quattro
Electronic architecture: The E3 platform underpins the Q6 e-tron's digital and connected features, including an advanced infotainment system running on Android Automotive OS, enabling over-the-air updates and a wide range of apps directly accessible through the MMI system.

Lighting design: The Q6 e-tron features the world's first active digital light signature, powered by a software module within the vehicle's advanced electronic system, using six OLED panels and 360 segments to create dynamic images that enhance the vehicle's visibility and appearance.

The second-generation digital OLED rear lights introduce the ability for Car-to-X communication, allowing the vehicle to interact with its surroundings in a way that warns other road users of potential hazards such as accidents and breakdowns.

Owners of the Q6 e-tron can choose from up to eight digital light signatures for both the Matrix LED headlights and the digital OLED rear lights, allowing for unprecedented customisation.

Audi Q6 e-tron quattro

In developing the Q6 e-tron, Audi leveraged the PPE platform's flexibility to ensure the SUV retains Audi's distinct DNA while benefiting from the technical synergies within the Volkswagen Group.

Like most EV makers, Audi uses recycled materials in its cars to reduce its environmental impact.

In addition to materials made from recycled polyester, the plastic components typical of electric models, such as the frunk and the adjacent covers in the front section of the Q6 e-tron, are also made from recycled material. This also applies to the covers below the windscreen and over the HVAC intake.

To produce the steel required for all variants of the outer roof section, Audi uses scrap steel, some of which comes from end-of-life vehicles previously in use by customers. The proportion of scrap used in steel production averages up to 15 percent.

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Luggage compartment
The interior package of the Q6 e-tron
Thermal management of the Q6 e tron
One cell module contains 15 prismatic cells
The HV battery has a capacity of 100 kWh (netto 94,9 kWh)
Static photo, Colour: Plasma blue metallic
The aerodynamics of the underbody
Over-The-Air updates in the electronic architecture E3 1.2
Intelligent active inlet shutter
E-mobility on a new level
Static photo, Colour: Daytona Grey perl effect, Plasma blue metallic
Integration of the HV battery into the body structure
Dynamic photo, Colour: Plasma blue metallic
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