Audi Q6 e-tron Details Revealed

Audi’s new Q6 e-tron rides on the same new platform as the Porsche Macan and aims to offer most of what you love about the Q8 e-tron but for less cash

The Audi Q6 e-tron looks like a winner

Just a couple of months ago, Porsche unveiled the Macan EV, an all-new, all-electric crossover, to positive reviews. Now, Audi is following the same path with the same platform in hopes of getting the same positive reaction. While we haven’t driven the new Q6 e-tron we do have all the details about what makes it special, how far it can go on a single charge, how long it’ll take the battery to fill back up, and more.

The Exterior Design is Pure Audi

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2025 Audi Q6 e-tron exterior -

Anyone familiar with the new Macan EV will immediately recognize the Q6 e-tron as the same shape but perhaps with a more muscular suit on. Audi blended several unique design details into the Q6 e-tron that aren’t incorporated into the Porsche. For example, each quarter panel features a “Quattro Blister” which is PR-speak for a hard flat crease above the wheel arch. It’s meant to evoke the same style as the e-tron GT.

Just above the side skirt and below the main body of the car are aprons that signify the location of the battery, what Audi calls the “heart” of the car lies. Both the front and rear feature unique lighting that, sadly, we won’t get in the US. It’s comprised of Audi’s Matrix technology along with “living” lighting that can adapt and change to suit the situation on the road. For example, when the Hazard button is engaged, a small red triangle pops up in each tail light. In addition, customers can customize their DRL signature and tail light signature.

Interior Design

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2025 Audi Q6 e-tron interior -

If there’s something Audi always does well it’s cabin design. The Q6 e-tron is no different. The controls are logically laid out, the steering wheel features buttons that provide real clickable feedback along with a haptic pulse, and the seating is generous enough for four adults without issue. The digital instrument cluster measures 11.9 inches and is highly configurable. We especially like Audi’s digital cockpit feature.

The center infotainment system is 14.5 inches wide and uses Audi’s own version of Android. From what we’ve seen it appears to be quite quick. If it’s anything like the Q8 e-tron it’ll be great. New for the Q6 e-tron is a smaller 10.9-inch passenger infotainment display which enables the person in that seat to have their own media experience. It even features technology that prevents the driver from seeing it, similar to the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Impressive Power, Range, And Charging

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2025 Audi Q6 e-tron -

Audi uses a new 800-volt foundation for this car called the Premium Platform Electric. It leverages a 94.4 kWh battery pack and a pair of motors to provide standard AWD and no less than 300 miles of range. At the time of this writing, Audi hasn’t released EPA range estimates but simply says that it won’t be less than 300 miles.

The base version at launch will make 422 horsepower with a boost mode that enables it to make up to 456 horsepower for short spurts. An SQ6 e-tron is also coming at launch and it’ll make 483 horsepower. Engage boost mode in it and you’ll enjoy 510 horsepower. Again, Audi is coy about how much range each will boast.

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2025 Audi Q6 e-tron charging -

What it isn’t shy about saying is that they’ll both charge up quickly. The Q6 e-tron can charge at up to 270 kW if you can find a charger that supports such speed. In ideal conditions, Q6 e-tron drivers could add 150 miles of range in just 10 minutes. A longer stop from 10 percent to 80 percent would only take 21 minutes. That’s outstanding.

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Stephen Rivers

Stephen Rivers is a car enthusiast who loves all things built with passion, extending to nearly all car cultures. After obtaining an occupational studies degree in sports medicine, Stephen turned his attention to sports cars. He was employed as an auto shop manager, spent time in auto sales, and worked as a software developer for a racing company, but Stephen began writing about cars over 10 years ago. When he's not in front of a computer screen, he's racing his own Bugeye Subaru WRX in as many autocross and rallycross competitions as he can.

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