This will be Audi's version of the electric Porsche Macan.
The Audi e-tron GT is the latest addition to the electric e-tron family, but it certainly won't be the last. We already know Audi is cooking up the Q4 e-tron as a smaller alternative to the e-tron, which was previewed by the Q4 Sportback e-tron Concept. Looking ahead, a new report by Germany's AutoBild claims the Q4 e-tron will be joined by a larger Q6 e-tron in the future.
Effectively, this will be Audi's equivalent to the electric Porsche Macan, just as the e-tron GT is the Porsche Taycan's sibling. Like the electric Macan, the Q6 e-tron will be underpinned by the new Premium Platform Electric architecture being jointly developed by Audi and Porsche.
Details are scarce, but the Q6 e-tron will reportedly go on sale in late 2022 after the electric Porsche Macan. Audi has also previously hinted that the Q6 e-tron will be around the same size as the Q5 but the packaging of the batteries will give the electric SUV interior space comparable to the Q7.
No technical details were provided, but the range-topping electric Porsche Macan Electric Turbo will reportedly have a dual-motor setup producing around 700 hp and 750 lb-ft of torque. As for the driving range, electric cars that use PPE platform will offer range of over 300 miles on a single charge.
The Q6 e-tron could replace the current e-tron, which is based on a modified version of VW Group's MLB Evo platform that also underpins combustion models like the Q5 and Q7. It makes sense that Audi would want to switch to a dedicated EV platform providing better range and performance.
For reference, the current Audi e-tron is powered by a dual-electric motor setup generating a combined 355 hp and 414 lb-ft of torque while offering a range of 222 miles in the updated 2021 model. The more powerful e-tron S increases the output to 496 hp and 717 lb-ft of torque.