Approximately one month ago, Audi introduced to the world at the Frankfurt Motor Show a preview of its Tesla Model X fighter taking the shape of the e-tron quattro concept depicted in the attached images. This all-electric crossover will evolve in the years to come into a production version programmed to go on sale at the beginning of 2018. According to Belgian daily De Morgen, the model in question is slated to be assembled at Audi’s factory in Brussels.
This is the place where the company with the four ring logo currently makes the A1/S1 models and last year the production output stood at 115,000 units. There are approximately 2,500 employees at this plant in Belgium and chances are the Q6 could become the sole model on the assembly line as word on the street says the next-gen A1 models due in 2018 or so will be manufactured in Spain at SEAT’s factory.
Audi hasn’t said much about the production-ready Q6, but we do know that it will feature a brand new battery developed in association with LG Chem and Samsung SDI. The lithium-ion pack will enable the fully electric crossover provide a total range in excess of 500 km, at least on paper. Further technical specs are scarce at the moment, but the e-tron quattro concept has a trio of electric motors pushing out a total of 503 bhp and an instant torque of 800 Nm when overboost is activated.
Hopefully the Audi Q6’s performances will be similar to those of the concept which needs just 4.6 seconds to complete the 0-100 kmph task before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 210 kmph. It will be interesting to find out details concerning the charging times of the Q6 taking into account the concept can be fully charged in just about 50 minutes.
It’s not known at this point whether the Q6 will eventually be offered with combustion engines or Audi has plans to keep it purely electric.
Source: De Morgen