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2022 Audi Q6 e-tron: price, specs & release date

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Audi Q6 e-tron profile

The Audi Q6 e-tron is expected to reveal its new EV later this year.

The mid-sized electric SUV slots between the Q4 e-tron and its flagship e-tron SUV in its EV line-up. Rivals include cars like the  BMW iX3Mercedes-Benz EQC and the new Tesla Model Y.

Audi Q5 e-tron front-three quarter

2022 Audi Q6 e-tron price and release date

You can expect the Audi Q6 e-tron to be revealed later this year and to be priced from around £55,000 for an entry-level rear-wheel-drive model that prioritises range over performance. You can expect to pay at least £80,000 for a high-performance, four-wheel-drive model with a scorching 600PS and a 0-62mph time of fewer than four seconds.

Audi Q6 e-tron rear-three quarter

2022 Audi Q6 e-tron styling

Controversial styling isn't what conservative owners expect from their expensive SUVs and as a result, you can expect the Audi Q6 e-tron to look like a slightly smaller version of the company's e-tron flagship. 

Fancy LED headlights are all the rage on premium models and you can expect the Audi Q6 e-tron to get some of the best - powerful on motorways and A-roads, pretty and sophisticated looking in town. Expect the car to perform a personal light show for you every time you lock and unlock it. 

A bold grille is another essential and you can expect the Q6 e-tron's to be blanked off to improve aerodynamics.

Those aero features will be carried around to the sides of the car. You'll find air breathers ahead of the front doors that smooth the airflow around the car and trims on the alloy wheels that do much the same job. Underneath, you'll see the Audi has a flat floor that helps the car use less energy at a cruise, while a spoiler on the roof smooths the car's wake. 

Virtual Wing mirrors, cameras that play the role of wing mirrors and help cut drag, could also feature. 

Audi Q6 e-tron interior

2022 Audi Q6 e-tron interior

Audi has a knack for making interiors and you can expect that to be on full display inside the Audi Q6 e-tron. 

Huge infotainment displays will be the order of the day, however you can also expect to find more conventional buttons than you get in a Tesla Model Y, which should make the car easier to operate on the move.

The Q6 e-tron will be built on the same PPE (Premium Platform Electric) underpinnings as the as-yet-unseen new Porsche Macan. The electric-specific platform means there will be no need to have a transmission tunnel running down the centre of the cabin, giving the car a completely flat floor and a light and airy feel. 

The Q6 will have plenty of room for four adults and the boot will be big – large enough for a set of suitcases and, with the back seats folded down, it’ll tackle trips to the tip with ease. 

Audi Q6 e-tron rear-three quarter

2022 Audi Q6 e-tron motors, battery and range

The other benefit of the Audi Q6 e-tron’s PPE platform is that it allows for charging speeds of up to 350kW so its huge 100kWh battery can be charged from five to 85 per cent in around 25 minutes. Perhaps more impressive is its ability to add 186 miles worth of charge in just 10 minutes. The only glaring downside is that few public chargers are capable of these speeds.

The benefit of the huge battery is that it should give the Q6 e-tron a range of more than 400 miles in long-range configuration, slightly less than the 435 miles posted by the more aerodynamic Audi A6 e-tron saloon we previewed earlier. 

While the long-range model will have a single motor, high-performance versions will have two motors and four-wheel drive with the potential to produce 646PS – the same as the RS e-tron GT – for 0-62mph in well under four seconds. 

We’ll have a full review of the Audi Q6 e-tron in the coming months

Audi e-tron Driving Front

Find a used Audi e-tron for sale 

While the new Audi Q6 e-tron SUV is months away, you can buy the company’s flagship e-tron SUV right now. The e-tron was Audi’s first mass production electric car bringing new levels of refinement and cabin quality to the firm’s SUV line-up, it was also quick and was one of the first EVs to boast a reliable range of more than 200 miles. As a result, there are a number of second hand e-trons showing more than 30,000 miles on the clock – high for an EV that only went on sale in 2019. You’ll pay £45,000 for one of these higher-miled examples, but we’d advise spending around £50,000 for a car with less than 5000 miles. 

Hungry for more car news?

Click on these links to read the latest on the new MG 4 electric car, updated Volkswagen Polo, teased Mazda CX-60 PHEV SUV and our first drive of the new Volkswagen Taigo

We expect the Audi Q6 e-tron to be revealed later this year, with first deliveries in early 2023. 

The Audi Q6 e-tron is expected to be priced from £55,000.

The Audi Q6 e-tron is expected to be roughly the same size as the conventionally powered Audi Q5. 

The Audi A6 e-tron concept: luxury-class design electrified

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