2025 Audi Q6 e-tron and Audi SQ6 e-tron go official

19 March 2024, 10:32:44

2025 Audi Q6 e-tron and Audi SQ6 e-tron go officialIt was about time for Audi to announce a new electric car and the Q6 e-tron was, without doubt, highly expected. This is the first production model on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). It embodies typical Audi SUV styling with a further refined e-tron design language. The new design philosophy in the interior and pioneering technologies debuting in the new model, begin the next chapter in electric mobility for the brand. The Audi Q6 e-tron quattro and the Audi SQ6 e-tron will be available to order from March 2024 priced at 74.700 and 93.800 euros and will be delivered to customers in the third quarter of 2024.

2025 Audi Q6 e-tron and Audi SQ6 e-tron range, battery, charging

Audi Q6 e-tron and the Audi SQ6 e-tron have a newly developed LI-Ion battery with a gross capacity of 100 kWh and a net capacity of 94.9 kWh. It consists of 12 modules with a total of 180 prismatic cells and ensures a range of up to 625 km (388 mi). The Q6 e-tron has a combined power consumption of 19.4-17.0 kWh/100 km (WLTP) and the SQ6 e-tron has a combined power consumption of 18.4-17.5 kWh/100 km (WLTP).

Thanks to 800‑volt technology and a maximum charging capacity of 270 kW as standard, up to 255 km (158 mi) can be recharged in just ten minutes at an appropriate charging station. The state-of-charge (SoC) increases from 10 to 80 percent in around 21 minutes. If a charging station works with 400‑volt technology, the Audi Q6 e-tron1 can, for the first time, enable bank charging. The 800‑volt battery is automatically divided into two batteries at equal voltage, which can then be charged in parallel with up to 135 kW. AC charging with up to 11 kW is possible at standard home chargers. The advanced recuperation system allows 95% of all everyday braking processes to be handled by it. The Audi Q6 e-tron recuperates at up to 220 kW.

The Q6 e-tron quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.9 seconds The SQ 6 e-tron takes just 4.3 seconds to do so. The vehicles' top speeds are 210 (130 mph) and 230 km/h (142 mph) respectively. At market launch, two model variants with all-wheel drive will be available, followed – depending on the market - by two particularly efficient models with rear-wheel drive. While one model will be designed for efficiency and range, the other will mark the entry into the Q6 e-tron series.

2025 Audi Q6 e-tron and Audi SQ6 e-tron exterior

The Audi Q6 e-tron comes with perfect proportions thanks to the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). The ratio of a long wheelbase to very short overhangs forms the basis for the familiar powerful, dynamic package seen in the exterior of Audi's Q models. The 2899 mm wheelbase allows plenty of legroom in the second row of seats, while the overall vehicle provides maximum space, comfort, and stability with a length of 4771 millimeters , a width of 1993 millimeters, and a height of 1648 millimeters.

The Audi Q6 e-tron embodies the further developed e-tron-specific design language. 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 cabin appears even more stretched thanks to the opening between the D‑pillar and the roof, giving the vehicle a more dynamic appearance. A prominent line running from the rear lights to the rear doors emphasizes 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".

To produce the steel required for the outer roof section of all Q6 e-tron models, 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 (mass balance approach based on currently planned production figures). This component is a good example of how Audi intends to use more post-consumer secondary materials in its products in the future.

2025 Audi Q6 e-tron and Audi SQ6 e-tron 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.

A software module in one of the five domain computers of the Audi Q6 e-tron makes this form of light signature possible. 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. Thanks to the perfect symbiosis between the lighting design and the new technology, the light in the new Audi Q6 e-tron1 appears livelier and more intelligent than ever before. The active digital light signature also points the way to the future of Audi lighting technology.

The technology, which is debuting in the Audi Q6 e-tron, also sets new standards in terms of individualization: With a total of up to eight digital light signatures in the redesigned daytime running lights of the Matrix LED headlights and in the digital OLED rear lights 2.0, owners can individualize their Q6 e-tron in a completely new way.

2025 Audi Q6 e-tron and Audi SQ6 e-tron interior

The three-dimensional and high-contrast design of the interior deliberately places elements in the foreground or background, creating a spatial architecture that is tailored to the occupants in terms of design and ergonomics.

The slim, free-standing Audi MMI panoramic display has a curved design and OLED technology and consists of the 11.9-inch Audi virtual cockpit and the 14.5-inch MMI touch display. The driver's area is designed as a curve and the display with its concave shape is oriented towards the driver. The contours of the curved display are also reminiscent of the single frame typical of Audi. The ambient lighting makes the Curved Display seem to float at night and creates a suitable setting. Especially for the front passengers, 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. An Augmented Reality Head-Up Display is optional.

The "Softwrap" extends from the doors across the entire cockpit to the center console, creating a homogeneous and enveloping feeling of space. Comfort-oriented areas are designed with generous surfaces and soft materials. In contrast, the precisely designed control areas in high-quality high-gloss black emphasize the clarity of interaction with the vehicle.

The interior offers plenty of storage space and compartments. The trunk offers 526 liters (18.5 cu ft) of storage space. If the rear seat bench is folded down, the storage space increases to up to 1,529 liters (53.9 cu ft). The rear seats can be folded down separately (40:20:40). A further 64 liters (2.2 cu ft) of storage are available in the frunk (front trunk) under the front hood.

Materials prepared using recycling processes reduce the use of primary resources in the production of the Q6 e-tron1 and ensure a closed and therefore efficient and sustainable material cycle. 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-tron1 are also made from recycled material. This also applies to the covers below the windshield and over the HVAC intake.

E3 1.2 electronic architecture and infotainment

With the newly developed electronic architecture E3 1.2, customers experience digitalization in the vehicle more directly than ever before. The name E3 stands for End-to-End Electronic Architecture. The function-oriented architecture is based on a new domain computer structure with five high-performance computers (High-Performance Computing Platform, HCP), which control all vehicle functions - from infotainment and driving functions through to semi-automated driving in later evolutionary stages. One focus of development was on high-performance and secure networking of domain computers, control units, sensors, and actuators in order to master more complex systems and maintain modularity. In addition, the E3 1.2 is characterized by a high-performance and seamless backend connection for Car-to-X swarm data applications and computationally intensive offboard functions. It is debuting in the Audi Q6 e-tron, designed to be used across models, and forms the basis for future innovations.

The new infotainment system uses Android Automotive OS as its operating system for the first time. Content is always up to date thanks to over-the-air updates. The latest Audi connect services and the enhanced e-tron route planner, included as standard, are therefore always up to date. Apps such as YouTube are available via the store for third-party apps, which is integrated directly into the MMI and does not require a smartphone.

The heart of the Bang & Olufsen Premium sound system is a highly efficient amplifier. It drives 20 loudspeakers with 830 watts of power. Four of these are integrated into the headrests of the front seats, for the first time enabling sound zones in an Audi. The dynamic interaction light (IAL) offers a variety of communication functions and thus supports the car's interaction with the occupants. It spans the interior and cockpit as a broad arc. The standard equipment of the Q6 e-tron series also includes the enhanced e-tron route planner.

2025 Audi Q6 e-tron and Audi SQ6 e-tron suspension and torque distribution

The driving dynamics of the Q6 e-tron1 are significantly influenced by the partially redesigned front axle. For the first time in an Audi model, the control arms are positioned in front of the suspension arms. This results above all in package advantages for the positioning of the high-voltage battery. The newly developed components lead to improved kinematic properties. The steering rack is now fixed to a subframe. The refined axle kinematics provide noticeably increased driving dynamics. The new front axle also improves the steering behavior. This makes the vehicle feel significantly more agile. The different dimensions of the electric motors on the rear and front axles enable rear-biased torque distribution even under full load. In order to complement the rear-biased weight distribution as well as to ensure even more grip and driving dynamics, the rear tires of the Q6 e-tron1 are wider than those at the front.

Sustainable and flexible Audi Q6 e-tron production

In order to produce the Q6 e-tron series sustainably and efficiently, Audi uses existing structures and systems. The brand seamlessly integrates the model series into existing assembly lines, such as the body shop for the PPE. The bodies for the PPE models are produced at the Ingolstadt plant in a building covering around 148,000 square meters (almost 1,600,000 sq ft). The bodywork components for the Q6 e-tron series are made by 328 employees per shift and 1,150 robots with a degree of automation of 87 percent.

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