It all seemed like just another gimmick from Audi. For some time the Audi Q6 concept had been teased eliciting endless discussions and debates online. Finally, the concept is real and is scheduled for release as a 2019 model year sometimes in 2018.
The 2019 Audi Q6 Electric SUV will have a coupe-like profile similar to the BMW X6. However, the exciting news is that it will be all-electric and will provide a more ferocious onslaught on Tesla model X.
2019 Audi Q6 Electric Exterior
The German automaker will use a VW Group sourced architecture which is shared with a number of other models. The platform is known as MLB Evo and is believed to be designed from ground up as an electric car along with a closed “belly”. This will help the vehicle achieve a 0.25 coefficient of drag (a new record for the SUV market segment) almost equal to that of the current Toyota Prius hybrid.
The exterior profile of the electric car will be highly aerodynamic. The five-door 2019 Audi Q6 SUV will measure 16.0 ft long, stretch 6.3 ft wide and stand at a height of 5.1 ft. the vehicle will feature a coupe-like outline and an exceptionally flat greenhouse which strongly tapers towards the rear to complete a vibrant exterior look. The vehicle features actuated elements on the hood, flanks and rear ends which direct airflow as needed on speeds above 50 mph.
The vehicle features cameras in place of exterior side mirrors which add to its excellent aerodynamics. The front also features unique headlights with 5-signature elements which use Matrix laser technology. The rear lights ill also comprise of two sections with each of the top zones featuring nine OLED units for taillights and 3 units below to assists in poorly lit areas.
2019 Audi Q6 Electric Interior
The interior of the 2019 Audi Q6 Electric has been designed to accommodate four passengers comfortably and leave a cargo room of 21.7 cu ft. The interior will be illuminated by OLED lighting technology. At the front of the cabin, there will be a virtual cockpit. Below its instruments cluster will be two touch displays with a slight aluminum frame and a black glass.
The right display will be used to control navigation and media systems while the one on the left will be used for controlling lights and piloted driving systems. The steering wheel is also equipped with contoured touch services and can also serve as a controlling level. There will be two extra OLED display screens below the selector level to show climate control, drive system status and programmable functions.
The cabin will also be equipped with modern technologies developed for piloted driving. They will include a laser scanner, ultrasonic sensors, a video camera and radar sensors. We will update you as soon as we get more information on this potentially revolutionary German machine.
Drive-train Specs and Performance
The automaker has designed a three-electric motor drive-train for the e-Tron. One motor is mounted at the front while the other two are placed on the rear axle. All motors combine to provide a total of 496 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.
The German automaker has also equipped the car with a real-time torque management system that directs current to each of the motors so as to optimize traction and reduce energy consumption. The three motors derive their energy from a 95-kWh battery which uses lithium-ion cells sourced from Samsung SDI and LG Chem. The battery is laced under the floorpan running from one side to the other and from the front to the rear axle.
According to Audi, this drive-train powers the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds and attains a top speed of 130 mph. Audi also claims that the vehicle has a 310 miles range. The battery will take less than 50 minutes to fully recharge using a 150-kilowatt DC fast charger. The vehicle will also be equipped with an autonomous charging function which makes it easier as the driver doesn’t have to position the vehicle exactly over the charging plate.
Price and release date
The model will be released in early 2018. Pricing details will be announced close to its release as it is still too early to expect an official release of such information, but according to rumors, the starting price should be around $ 50,000. Be sure to come back for updates on this fully-green Bavarian car.
As said earlier, the 2019 Audi Q6 e-tron targets Tesla Model X even though it is a little smaller.