2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
Audi and Porsche are currently working on their brand new PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture. One of the first models to be built on this platform will be the Q6 e-tron crossover, which was recently photographed for the first time during testing.
The current Audi Q5
This electric car, which is expected to enter production in 2022, in the brand's model lineup will be located between the Q4 e-tron, which uses the MEB "bogie" from the VW Group, and the full-size flagship e-tron, based on the platform adapted for electric cars. MLB. In many ways, the new model from Audi will be similar to the electric version of the Porsche Macan. Its appearance was announced recently. Although it is expected that the cross from Porsche will be presented a few months earlier than the car from Audi. It is worth noting that the PPE architecture is designed to accommodate high or low rise full-size models.
The new Audi Q6 e-tron
It is not yet known whether Audi will decide to launch the third generation of the recently redesigned Q5, or whether the new Q6 e-tron will completely replace it in the model line. After all, it is the latter that is the “pure” alternative of the cross. Speaking of the design of the novelty, it is worth noting that it will be strongly influenced by the full-size e-tron. This can be seen when looking at the "spy" photos. Here, like the e-tron, there is a fairly flat roof, a slightly tilted back cabin and voluminous wheel arches. The design is the main difference between the Q6 e-tron and the mechanically linked Macan EV.
Given the focus of the PPE platform, it can be assumed that the new product will become more productive than the Q5. According to the company's plans, the most powerful variant of the Q6 e-tron, which is likely to receive the RS nameplate, will transfer about 590 hp. 830 N * m of torque on both axles. It is worth clarifying here that the PPE platform was originally created as a rear-wheel drive architecture, but this solution was subsequently revised.
The range of the crossover from Audi is expected to be more than 480 km on a single charge. In addition, the car will support fast charging technology. Another advantage of the Q6 e-tron over the “brothers” built on the MEB platform is that the models based on it have the functions of torque vectoring and steering of the rear axle. Although, most likely, these options will be available only in top-end auto options. This is all the information available to date about the new Audi Q6 e-tron.