Audi Q6 e-tron Unveiled: All-new Electric SUV With Up To 625 Km Range, New Interior

Modified On Mar 20, 2024 03:12 PM By Rohit

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The Audi Q6 e-tron is the EV based on the shared platform with Porsche and features a 94.9 kWh battery pack

Audi Q6 e-tron

  • The new Q6 e-tron, Audi’s newest electric SUV, slots below the Q8 e-tron in its global EV lineup.

  • Makes global debut in two variants: Q6 e-tron quattro and SQ6 e-tron.

  • Gets an all-new cabin layout with curved integrated screens on the dash and a dedicated touchscreen for the front passenger.

  • Offered with a 94.9 kWh battery pack having a WLTP-claimed range of up to 625 km.

  • India launch possible in 2025; prices for the fully loaded quattro version could start from Rs 80 lakh (ex-showroom).

Audi has just taken the wraps off an all-new electric offering and it’s called the Audi Q6 e-tron. It is based on the Volkswagen Group’s new PPE (Premium Platform Electric) architecture, and will be positioned below the Q8 e-tron in the luxury marque’s lineup.

A Real Looker

Audi Q6 e-tron front

The Q6 e-tron has an aggressive face thanks to the chunky grille and split lighting setup with the LED DRLs located in the upper portion of the fascia. Customers can also personalise the headlight setup on their Q6 e-tron by opting from eight lighting signatures for the Matrix LED units.

Audi Q6 e-tron side

From the sides, the Q6 e-tron has the familiar silhouette of Audi SUVs and it has been provided with a dapper set of alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, it gets connected OLED taillights having six OLED panels, featuring a total of 360 segments to generate a new animation every 10 milliseconds. Audi has also made the rear lighting piece more functional as it can actively communicate with the cars following the Q6 e-tron. It will notify the car tailing the Audi EV about a certain traffic scenario or accidents ahead by showing key warning symbols.

The Q6 e-tron has been unveiled alongside its slightly sportier sibling, the SQ6 e-tron, which gets blacked-out details and different alloy wheels.

As the first Audi model based on the new PPE platform, here’s how its dimensions compare to the brand’s current flagship EV SUV:


Audi Q6 e-tron

Audi Q8 e-tron


4771 mm

4915 mm


1993 mm

1976 mm


1648 mm

1632 mm


2899 mm

2928 mm

Although the Q6 e-tron is wider and taller than the Q8 e-tron, the latter has its advantage in terms of overall length and the longer wheelbase on offer. Thanks to the additional footprint, the Q8 e-tron also has extra legroom inside the cabin.

All-new Audi Interior

Audi Q6 e-tron cabin
Audi Q6 e-tron 10.9-inch display for the co-passenger

As a new addition to the family, the Q6 e-tron brings with it the new design language for Audi interiors which will be seen on future models as well. You can notice that the majority of the dashboard is all-digital now, with curved dual-integrated screens for the driver and central screen. It still has three screens on offer – an 11.9-inch digital driver display, a huge 14.5-inch infotainment unit and a 10.9-inch display for the co-passenger. There is no longer a touchscreen interface in the console exclusively for climate controls, which have been moved up to the central display only. The co-passenger screen has ‘Active Privacy Mode’, which helps in preventing distractions to the driver.

Audi Q6 e-tron optional augmented reality based heads-up display

The Q6 e-tron also gets an optional augmented reality-based heads-up display to show information such as speed, traffic signs, and navigation symbols. Audi has also improved its voice assistant, which is known as ‘Audi Assistant’ by integrating Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to comprehend over 800 voice commands. It learns continuously based on user behaviour and thus provides support to the person driving.

There’s also a light bar along the top of the dashboard, spanning from the left front door to the right one. It has three functions, starting with a welcome function and indicates when the car is locked/unlocked. Secondly, it also reflects the dynamic turn indicator lights but without directly replacing the traditional indicator signages in the digital cluster. Lastly, it also shows the charge level and the charging process.

Other equipment on board includes an 830W 20-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, a 360-degree camera, wireless phone charging, and a suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

While the Q6 e-tron in general has a darker cabin, it still has a dual-tone theme with chrome accents but the SQ6 e-tron has an all-black cabin.

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Details Of Its Electric Powertrains

Audi is offering the global-spec Q6 e-tron in two variants at first: Q6 e-tron quattro and SQ6 e-tron, their specifications detailed below.


Q6 e-tron quattro

SQ6 e-tron

Battery Pack

94.9 kWh

94.9 kWh

No. of electric motors



WLTP-claimed Range

625 km

598 km

0-100 kmph

5.9 seconds

4.3 seconds

Audi Q6 e-tron

While both have an all-wheel-drive (AWD) setup, Audi will be introducing rear-wheel-drive (RWD) versions of the EV later on, depending on the market. There will also be a RWD Q6 e-tron having a smaller 83 kWh battery pack that will be unveiled at a later date.

The 100 kWh battery unit (total capacity), with 800-volt electric architecture to support fast charging of up to 270 kW, can be juiced up from 10 to 80 percent in just 21 minutes. Audi is offering it with an on-board 11 kW AC charger as standard that can fully power up the battery overnight. The German carmaker will also be offering a faster 22 kW AC charging option to its customers at a later stage.

There is also a clever new fast-charging option for stations that only support 400-volt technology. In such a scenario, the Q6 e-tron uses bank charging, which divides the 800-volt battery setup into two batteries having equal voltages, for parallel charging with up to 150 kW. Depending on the state of charge, both halves of the battery are first equalised and then charged simultaneously. This technology is much like what’s seen on modern smartphones featuring larger batteries in order to ensure their efficient operation and reduce chances of battery damage.

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Expected India Launch And Price

Audi Q6 e-tron

Although the Audi Q6 e-tron has only been officially confirmed for Germany and some other European markets for now, we believe it will be India-bound sometime in 2025, along with the SQ6 e-tron. Expect the fully loaded quattro version to have a starting price of Rs 80 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be a premium alternative to the likes of the Volvo C40 Recharge, Kia EV6, and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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