Audi Just Unveiled the New All-Electric Q6 E-Tron SUV. Here’s What We Know.

Audi has unveiled its newest electric vehicle, the 2025 Audi Q6 e-tron. This battery-powered, Q5-sized premium crossover represents far more than just a new model for the German luxury brand. The Q6 e-tron is Audi’s first model built on the automaker’s all-new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) chassis, and according to Audi AG’s Chairman of the Board, Gernot Dollner, it signals “the next technological leap in premium electric mobility for our customers.”

Audi worked with Porsche to jointly develop the new PPE chassis (also used by the all-electric Porsche Macan), which will underpin the next generation of electric vehicles across both brands, yet retain the unique driving characteristics that define each automaker. Audi also debuted a performance-oriented SQ6 e-tron alongside the Q6 e-tron, with order banks for European customers already open and deliveries starting in the summer of 2024.

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The 2025 Audi Q6 e-tron.
The 2025 Audi Q6 e-tron.

Pricing for the Q6 e-tron, with all-wheel drive, will start at 74,700 euros (approximately $80,000), while the SQ6 e-tron AWD will cost 93,800 euros (around $100,000). U.S. pricing isn’t yet available, but we expect it to come in below those numbers. U.S. Audi dealers will start taking Q6 and SQ6 orders this summer, with deliveries starting before the end of 2024.

Audi claims that both versions of the model will set new standards for performance, range, charging speed, driving dynamics, and design. The company has released initial performance figures for Euro-spec models, stating that the Q6 e-tron will generate 285 kW (382 hp) and accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 5.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 130 mph. The SQ6 e-tron will deliver 380 kW (510 hp), get to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds, and top out at 142 mph.

The 2025 Audi SQ6 e-tron.
The 2025 Audi SQ6 e-tron is the model’s high-performance variant.

The team at Audi of America tell us that the U.S. version of the Q6 will make even more power: 422 hp, with a boost mode that bumps output to 456 hp, which gets it to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds using launch control. For U.S. customers, the SQ6 will maintain the same 510 hp as the European model, and get to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

As for driving range, Audi lists the Q6 e-tron at 388 miles on a single charge, but that’s according to the European WLTP test cycle, which is consistently optimistic compared to U.S ratings. Still, the Q6 should offer well over 300 miles of range on the EPA test cycle, an impressive figure for an all-wheel-drive luxury crossover. Audi claims more efficient versions of the Q6, with rear-wheel drive and designed for longer range, will become available after the initial launch. Is there a 400-plus-mile electric Audi in our future?

The interior of a 2025 Audi Q6 e-tron.
A dedicated 10.9-inch front passenger screen, not visible to the driver, is a first for Audi.

The EV versions of the Audi Q6 and SQ6 will feature all-new 800-volt electric architecture, with a maximum charging rate of 270 kW. At a Level 3 Fast Charger station, the Q6 e-tron’s 100 kWh battery should replenish from 10 percent to 80 percent in 21 minutes, and reclaim 158 miles of range in 10 minutes. The Q6’s braking system is also supposed to set a new benchmark in efficient energy recapture, with 95 percent of braking energy going back to the battery and delivering a peak brake-system charging rate of 220 kW.

The Q6’s advanced tech pedigree extends beyond its power train. A new generation of exterior lighting, incorporating LED headlights and OLED taillights, allows owners to pick from eight different digital light signatures. The taillights are also tied into local emergency services and other communication streams, allowing them to transmit accident and breakdown information to other drivers, similar to a digital highway sign.

A close-up of the back of a 2025 Audi  Q6 e-tron.
The OLED taillights can display accident and breakdown information to other drivers.

The plush interior offers advanced convenience features, such as an 11.9-inch digital gauge cluster that connects to a 14.5-inch central touchscreen angled toward the driver. And a dedicated 10.9-inch front passenger screen, not visible to the driver, is a first for the marque and allows for streaming video along with managing a wide range of vehicle controls. The Q6 also debuts a new head-up display featuring augmented reality. The technology can project images that, from the driver’s perspective, appear to be up to 600 feet away. This allows the system to “overlay” navigation guidance on the windshield, showing a driver exactly where to turn.

The 2025 Audi SQ6 e-tron.
The 510 hp 2025 Audi SQ6 e-tron can cover zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

Most traditional automakers are still in the first stage of their electric vehicle development, but Audi considers itself a veteran of the technology as it prepares to launch its second generation of EVs. The 2025 Q6 and SQ6 will be followed by several new Audi (and Porsche) electric vehicles riding on the PPE platform. Even as some marques are slowing their EV development schedule, Audi appears to be moving full speed ahead.

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The 2025 Audi Q6 e-tron.
The 2025 Audi Q6 e-tron.

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