Audi Q6 e-tron Performance with Rear-wheel Drive Revealed Globally, Gets More Efficient

The Audi Q6 e-tron Performance uses the same 100kWh (94.9kWh net) battery pack as the other two variants in the 6 e-tron lineup.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on May 30, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Audi has revealed a new variant of the Q6-e-tron with rear-wheel-drive technology as well as a claimed range of 641km. Called the Audi Q6 e-tron Performance, the upcoming model is the entry point into the Q6 e-tron family. Like the standard Q6 e-tron and the performance-focused SQ6 e-tron, the Q6 e-tron Performance uses the same 100kWh (94.9kWh net) battery pack but promises an enhanced range of 641km on a single charge – an increase of 16km and 43km over the standard Q6 e-tron and the SQ6 e-tron, respectively. 

As mentioned before, the new Audi Q6 e-tron Performance gets rear-wheel-drive technology. This means that the variant is equipped with a compact permanent magnet synchronous motor with 322bhp. In comparison, the SQ6's twin electric motors put out 483bhp, whilst the standard Q6 e-tron Quattro develops 382bhp. Using the launch control active function, the numbers can be increased to 510bhp and 456bhp, respectively. 

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Audi Q6 e-tron Performance: Acceleration and Charging Time

Audi says the Audi Q6 e-tron Performance can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 6.6 seconds. This time decreases to 5.9 seconds in the case of the standard Q6 e-tron, while the SQ6 e-tron takes a claimed time of 4.2 seconds. Thanks to an 800-volt architecture backed by the scalable Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform, a 10-minute charge using a suitable fast charger can enable a 260-kilometre range. More details are yet to be revealed. 

Audi Q6 e-tron: Availability

The Audi Q6 e-tron goes on sale in the European market first, with other markets to follow. Order books for the electric vehicle are open. As far as we go, we may have to wait till the end of the year or early next year. It is expected to cost less than Rs 1 crore and will sit beneath the Q8 e-tron in terms of pricing. 

Also Read: Audi Q6 e-tron Interior Revealed with Augmented Reality Heads-up Display, Front Passenger Display and More

In terms of market competition, the Q6 e-tron will go up against the likes of the BMW iX and the Volvo EX90.

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