The sportiest variant of the upcoming Q6 e-tron will come with more power and a new look

new audi rs q6 e-tron suv spotted for the first time

Audi is developing a performance-focused version of its new Q6 e-tron and we’ve caught it testing the road. It could adopt Audi’s famed RS badge, becoming the first pure-electric Audi SUV to do so and only the second RS EV from the brand, following the RS e-tron GT.

So far we’ve only seen Audi give the sportiest e-tron SUV models an ‘S’ badge. However the Q6 will sit on new PPE architecture which will be shared with the next-generation Porsche Macan. With improved charging, range and battery sizes, PPE should warrant a full-fat RS Q6 e-tron model.

From this latest spy photographer imagery we can see the RS Q6 e-tron will offer some new styling cues over the regular model. We’ve seen the Q6 e-tron testing in both coupe and SUV form although the RS version has only been spotted in the SUV bodystyle so far. Given the popularity of Audi’s coupe-SUVs we should see the RS Q6 e-tron available with a sloping roofline as well.

The front end of the RS uses the same split headlight signature of the Q6 and the upcoming A6 e-tron, although beneath it we can see new vertical air intakes. The alloy wheels are no different to the ones seen on Q6 test cars but the brake calipers have been painted red – which could indicate the RS will gain greater stopping power. Judging by the RS e-tron GT, overall design tweaks will be kept to a minimum.

The PPE architecture is an evolution of the J1 platform the e-tron GT uses. This means it could borrow that car’s 800-volt, 636bhp powertrain as well as super-fast charging up to 350kW.

The RS model should be built on the same production line as the standard Q6 e-tron at Audi’s Ingolstadt factory. We can expect to see the sporty SUV launch sometime in 2024.

Could you live with an electric car? Find out here…

Keyword: New Audi RS Q6 e-tron SUV spotted for the first time

CAR'S NEWS RELATED

Foxconn buys land in Saudi Arabia for EV factory

Foxconn is pushing ahead with its plans to produce electric cars in Saudi Arabia. A dedicated plant is to be built for the new electric car brand Ceer, with construction scheduled to start in early 2023. After the contract manufacturer unveiled Saudi Arabia’s first electric car brand called Ceer ...

View more: Foxconn buys land in Saudi Arabia for EV factory

Audi A6, S6 Recalled: Back-Seat Spills Could Cut Engine Power

Audi is recalling 50,883 A6 and A7 cars because a gateway control module could shut down and cut engine power unexpectedly. The problem appears to be caused by liquid spilled in the car’s rear seating area. Audi plans to install a protective cover over the area affected and will ...

View more: Audi A6, S6 Recalled: Back-Seat Spills Could Cut Engine Power

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron: Car News Headlines

Ford’s Bronco Raptor is now on sale, and we’ve taken another drive in the beast. The high-performance off-roader combines a 418-hp twin-turbo V-6 with the suspension of the bigger F-150 Raptor, enabling it to handle speeds of over 100 mph on essentially any terrain. Audi’s next electric vehicle will ...

View more: 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron: Car News Headlines

Audi Q6 e-Tron spied testing ahead of release

Spy shooters have caught Audi’s next electric crossover testing at a private proving ground in Germany. jQuery(function(){ if (typeof jwplayer_load == typeof indefined) { var jwplayer_load = 1; jQuery(window).load(function(){ jQuery(".sc_video_shortcode_jwplayer").each(function(){ var _this = $(this); jQuery.get(jQuery(this).attr("url"), function(data, status){ if (typeof data.split("\n") !== typeof undefined) { var src = data.split("\n")[4]; src = ...

View more: Audi Q6 e-Tron spied testing ahead of release

Only 1 New Audi Model Is Reliable, According to Consumer Reports Owner Surveys

How CR ranks vehicles when it comes to reliability The most reliable Audi model still has a few issues What does the Audi A5 offer? Consumer Reports (CR) takes predicted reliability scores seriously when they recommend (or don’t recommend) a vehicle. Each year the publication gathers data from various ...

View more: Only 1 New Audi Model Is Reliable, According to Consumer Reports Owner Surveys

Audi first automaker to receive UK EVA accreditation

Audi says it is the first car manufacturer in the UK to receive a 100 per cent network approval Electric Vehicle Approved (EVA) accreditation across its entire network of centres. Under the new EVA scheme, all 113 Audi Centres in the UK gained approval. The Electric Vehicle Approved scheme ...

View more: Audi first automaker to receive UK EVA accreditation

Safety Roundup: Audi A5, Honda HR-V and Integra net high safety scores

2023 Audi A5 coupe earns Top Safety Pick+ award Honda HR-V, Acura Integra earn highest award More trucks would benefit from an auto-brake feature Jay Kana Each month sees its fair share of new-car safety news, and in case you couldn’t keep on top of it all, we thought ...

View more: Safety Roundup: Audi A5, Honda HR-V and Integra net high safety scores

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, 1989 Batmobile, 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron: The Week In Reverse

We spent time in the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, a Batmobile is for sale, and the 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron continued testing on public roads. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. After spending two stints in the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, we concluded it delivers ...

View more: 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, 1989 Batmobile, 2024 Audi Q6 E-Tron: The Week In Reverse

Audi Begins Construction on Expanded F1 Facility to Take on the Big Boys

Audi gives update on F1 expansion plans ahead of 2026 entry

2024 Audi A6, 2023 Dodge Challenger: Car News Headlines

Mattia Binotto ‘never had the support of John Elkann, already in talks with Audi’

Valentino Rossi remains Claudio Domenicali's regret

Audi RS6 and RS7 receive power and torque boost in new performance editions

Audi Recalls RS 6 Avant, RS 7 Because Spills in Backseat Could Cut Power

JBL explains why audio quality in the 2022 Toyota Camry is so good

New Audi Q3 First Drive Review

2022 Audi Q3 Review : 7 Pros & 7 Cons

Audi expands Neuburg factory ahead of F1 entry

New 2023 Audi A6 facelift caught testing

OTHER CAR NEWS

;
Breaking thailand news, thai news, thailand news Verified News Story Network