2025 Audi Q6 e-Tron Prototype First Drive Review

As part of this change, each model of Audi’s classic lineup will come with an electric counterpart, and eventually, Audi will have the entire Audi lineup being batteries in just 10 years from now. While achieving this may require some time but the plans are already moving. In perfect alignment with this plan, Audi is introducing the Q6 e-tron. The electric SUV is the first vehicle within the Volkswagen Group to adopt the new PPE (Premium Platform Electric) technology, unless the second-generation Porsche Macan EV, which has many of the same characteristics as the 2025 Audi Q6 e-Tron, is first launched.

2025 Audi Q6 e-tron Changes
2025 Audi Q6 e-tron Changes

Since the traditional Audi models will come with electric counterparts but will not be replaced at first the decision to change the name was taken. Moving forward, Audi will name all-electric vehicles in the future with a letter followed by an even number, and the well-known ‘e-Tron particle. This is why the e-tron SUV is now renamed as the Q8 e-tron this year. The coupe-SUV version will now be called the Q8 Sportback e-tron. As per the naming convention, 2025’s Audi Q6 e-tron serves as the electric counterpart of the engine-powered Audi Q5, which will eventually be phased out in some time should the original design be approved by sales.

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2025 Audi Q6 e-Tron Design

The 2025 Audi Q6 e-Tron design will be offered in a ‘Sportback coupe SUV and an ordinary SUV model. In recent times, Audi has released several electric models that showcase its brand’s innovative EV style. Some notable design modifications from the concept to the production Q6 etron comprise an air duct located behind the front wheel that is comparable to that of the Audi RS 3, new dual headlights, and distinctive front and rear bumpers. The more aggressively designed prototypes in pre-production may indicate the existence of a more powerful RS Q6 e-tron version.

The standard Q6 etron as well as the Sportback, as well as both the S as well as RS models, will have a front grille that is closed off and two LED headlights. Side air intakes that have strakes enhance the overall look of the bulbous. On the back, there is a large light bar, akin to the e-tron GT will establish the Q6’s distinctiveness. The Sportback version, which has a more aerodynamic design is expected to provide a little more performance than the standard SUV. However, the trunk space will be reduced. Contrary to the Q8 etron, with its tiny 1.76 cu. ft. (50 cubic inches) rear trunk space, the Q6 E-Tron is based on the PPE structure and will have an incredibly large front luggage compartment that is similar to the Porsche 911.


About the size in terms of size, it is expected that the Audi Q6 e-tron will occupy in between the Q4 E-Tron and the Q8 recently redesigned E-Tron SUV. It will be competing with electric vehicles, such as those from the Tesla Model Y, BMW iX3 as well as the Nissan Ariya while also trying to snatch sales from vehicles like that of the Mercedes-Benz EQE and the BMW iX.

This model is anticipated to have the same dimensions similar to the Q5 engineered by combustion, however with a wider wheelbase as well as a more spacious passenger area that is made possible by the brand new platform. The interior of the model is likely to adopt the latest 11.6-inch central touchscreen that is found within the e-tron Q4. But, the style could differ due to the platform’s differences and to differentiate the models concerning pricing and position.

The Q6 etron will share the PPE design with the future-generation Porsche Macan, set to be released as a completely electric vehicle in conjunction with the current Macan powered by ICE. Macan towards the end of 2023. Despite sharing hardware and software both SUVs will be distinct in appearance both inside and outside, just as the current Macan is not the same as its predecessor, the original Audi Q5, whose platform it runs on.

PPE design is a modular development that is a highly modular evolution of the J1 platform, which is the basis for the E-Tron GT as well as the Porsche Taycan. It is equipped with an 800-volt electrical structure, which allows for ultra-fast DC charging that can reach 350kW. Audi claims that the Q6’s battery pack can charge between 5 and 80 percent capacity in about 25 minutes with the fastest DC quick charger. A charge of 10 minutes with the same charger could provide up to 186 miles (300 kilometers) to range.

2025 Audi Q6 e-tron Review
2025 Audi Q6 e-tron Review

While the specifications of the battery pack for the Q6 e-tron have not yet available there are rumors of a power capacity of around 100 kWh. Audi says they believe that their PPE platform has an endurance of more than 430 miles (700 kilometers) with the more aerodynamic A6 etron concept. The SUV’s more streamlined style will limit the distance, however, it is expected to have a WLTP number of more than 350 miles (610 kilometers) is predicted. Given its connection with the e-tron GT, the Q6 etron is likely to have a two-motor all-wheel-drive engine with 469 horsepower (476 PS) available. Single-motor models with lower power may be available as an economical option, whereas those with the S or RS model will have three motors.

However, Audi’s Quattro division might launch a performance model that uses the same 636 horsepower (646 PS) motor found in the RS etron GT, which has two motors. The Q6 e-tron is being made by Audi’s Ingolstadt factory which is changing into an entirely electric assembly line. The current equipment that produces an A3 hatch is being replaced by production facilities that can adapt to the PPE structure. Audi plans to build an in-house battery assembly plant in the course of this project. To ensure the required raw materials and develop processes for the battery packs of the future up to 2030 To secure the necessary raw materials and development processes for its future battery packs, the Volkswagen Group has formed new alliances with three businesses.

2025 Audi Q6 e-Tron Future

In the future, after the 2025 Audi Q6 e-Tron launch, Audi announced the release of the initial “Project Artemis” model in 2025. The vehicle will be targeted at the luxury market and be a leader in Audi’s next generation of electric vehicle technologies and architectures. It is an electric lineup of the A8. A new electric version of the Audi A6 is also scheduled for 2024 release. It will also make use of the PPE design and will include the liftback sedan as well as station wagon versions.

2025 Audi Q6 e-tron
2025 Audi Q6 e-tron

The success of the transition to an all-electric model will depend on sales that initially appeared promising, but aren’t certain, as evidenced by Porsche’s recent announcement that expressed a lower level of confidence in the decision to end the Macan, which is powered by ICE. Macan. It will be only time to determine the outcome.