We have known for some time that Audi will soon introduce the Q6 e-tron, a direct competitor to the BMW iX and Tesla Model X. It will outperform the Audi Q4 e-tron crossover in both price and size and it will be the first model from Audi, built on the VW Group’s new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture, developed in partnership with Porsche. The upcoming all-electric Porsche Macan will also use this platform.
The German automaker has applied for the RS Q6 and Q6 e-tron trademark registration.
We don’t have any specific details about the high-performance electric crossover at this time, but with Audi’s knowledge, the Tesla Model X Plaid is probably one of the main targets of the new product. This means it will meet specifications such as 0-100 km / h in 2.5 seconds, a quarter-mile sprint in 9.9 seconds, a total of 1,020 horsepower and a range of 539.13 km. Audi’s most powerful all-electric vehicle currently is the 590 hp RS e-tron GT, which can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds. Compared to the VW Group family, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S does the same in 2.2 seconds.
Exclusive rendering of the novelty, created by foreign publications, shows what the RS Q6 is likely to look like. It has an improved false grille, larger wheels with more aggressive styling and an RS badge.
We’ve already seen spy shots of standard Q6 e-tron prototypes, so the overall shape of the car is no longer a secret. The details of its power plant are still “locked up”, but we know that the PPE platform is designed to be installed with both one and two engines, a fast charge of 350 kWh and a cruising range of more than 482.8 km.