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Audi’s electric revolution continues with the introduction of the all-new Q6 and SQ6 e-tron.

The new model will sit a step above the Q4 and features a fully enclosed Singleframe grille flanked by split headlights. By the way, the crossover has an active digital light signature for both daytime running lights and rear lights.

This solution allows cars to communicate with each other, for example, warning other road users about accidents and damaged vehicles on the road. Audi said it “displays a special static tail light signature with integrated warning symbols.”

The model is equipped with 18-inch wheels, while the S line variant has larger 19-inch ones. Customers can also get a black interior trim package, while the SQ6 e-tron goes in a different direction with faux aluminum accents and 20-inch wheels with black brake calipers.

In terms of dimensions, the model measures 4,771 mm in length, 1,993 mm in width and 1,648 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,899 mm. By comparison, the Q6 is 180mm longer than the Q4 and has an extra 137mm between the wheels.

Audi showed off the Q6’s interior at last year’s Munich Motor Show, so there aren’t many surprises. At the same time, the crossover has a panoramic display consisting of an 11.9-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.5-inch infotainment system. The latter is based on Android Automotive and has an app store, as well as a digital assistant in the form of an avatar.

Customers can also get an augmented reality head-up display and a 10.9-inch display for the front passenger. The latter has shutter technology that allows the passenger to watch movies without distracting the driver.

Other features include an interactive light bar, a 22-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system and a spacious trunk. The latter holds 526 liters of luggage, but this can be increased to 1529 liters by folding the rear seats. If that’s not enough, there’s a 64-litre front boot.

A wide range of options will be available, including birch and brushed brushed aluminum trim. It’s also worth noting that the S-line version has a stretchy mélange material made from 100% recycled polyester.

The Q6 e-tron is built on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) platform and features a newly developed lithium-ion battery that has twelve modules, 180 prismatic cells and a total capacity of 100 kWh. This gives the model a power reserve of up to 625 km.

The American version will produce 422 hp. (315 kW). This figure rises to 456 hp. (340 kW) when launch control is activated, which allows the crossover to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about five seconds. The maximum speed reaches 210 km/h. The European version will be less powerful – 382 hp. (285 kW). Acceleration to “hundreds” will take 5.9 seconds, but the top speed remains the same.

Finally, the SQ6 e-tron has 483 hp. (360 kW) and 510 hp (380 kW) with launch control system. Acceleration to 100 km/h takes 4.2 seconds, and top speed rises to 230 km/h.

More variants will follow later, including a Sportback and two rear-wheel drive variants: one that will offer maximum range and the other that will be the entry-level model. The Q6 will offer 270 kW fast charging capabilities. This allows the crossover to get a range of about 250 km in ten minutes of charging, and charging from 10 to 80% takes approximately 21 minutes.

The Q6 e-tron will be launched in the third quarter, and the price in Germany will start at 74,700 euros (~7.4 million rubles). Deliveries of the SQ6 e-tron will take place at the same time at a price of 93,800 euros (~9.3 million rubles).

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