Shoppers searching for a luxurious electric SUV have quite a few options these days, and Audi is gearing up to add yet another to the list: the 2025 Q6 e-tron. Slotting between the Q4 e-tron and Q8 e-tron, it aims to be a solution for those who find the former a bit too small and the latter a bit too big. The Q6 e-tron debuts the new Premium Platform Electric (or PPE) architecture, which features a powerful 800-volt electrical system for faster charging and will be found underneath other future Audi EVs such as the Audi A6 e-tron. We expect the Q6 e-tron to have a standard all-wheel-drive powertrain with dual electric motors, a setup that Audi will likely call Quattro. When it hits the market sometime in 2024, it’ll rival other EV SUVs such as the Cadillac Lyriq, the Genesis Electrified GV70, and the Lexus RZ.
What’s New for 2025?
The Q6 e-tron is an all-new model that’s expected to begin production in 2024 as 2025 models.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Audi hasn’t released information on pricing for the Q6 e-tron yet, but we expect it to be priced in accordance with its position between the Q4 e-tron and Q8 e-tron models. We also expect it to follow a similar trim-level structure, offering Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige equipment groups in either conventional SUV or sloped Sportback body configurations. A dual-motor, all-wheel-drive drivetrain setup will likely be standard and it’s possible there will be a more powerful S model. The electric crossover will also likely offer convenient features such as a wireless smartphone charging pad and keyless entry in addition to more luxurious options like heated and ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
We’ve driven a dual-motor prototype Q6 e-tron. That all-wheel-drive version makes 375 horsepower and Audi predicts its good for a leap to 62 mph in under six seconds. A Boost mode unlocks a bonus output of 395 horsepower for a brief moment. The performance-minded SQ6 ups the ante with 482 horsepower, whereas Boost mode again unleashes some 509 horses. Torque figures haven’t been announced yet. During our drive in the almost-ready model, we found the Q6 to be calm and controlled, with its air suspension plating those 21-inch wheels softly against the pavement. When we get the chance to drive and test a more refined and final production model, we’ll be sure to update this space.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
Audi’s PPE platform carries an 800-volt architecture which makes for some mighty powerful electrics. An estimated 93.0 kWh battery has a peak charging rate of 270 kW, which Audi says can take the battery from 10- to 80-percent charge in under 30 minutes. While the furthest-driving Q6 e-tron is estimated to be good for about 372 miles on the European WLTP test cycle, loosely converted for EPA methods, that’s likely to be in the ballpark of 315 miles between charges. The EPA hasn’t confirmed a rating yet, but we’ll update this space when they do, as well as when we’ve tested the Q6 e-tron on our 75-mph real-world range test. For more information about the Q6 e-tron’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
As more information becomes available, we’ll update this story with more details about:
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
- Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
- Infotainment and Connectivity
- Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage