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Audi e-tron quattro concept officially previewed

The Audi e-tron quattro concept is making its official online debut and will be at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. This is basically a sneak preview of the production Q6 electric crossover coupe which has now been confirmed for a 2018 market launch. As you would expect, the new Q model is bigger than the Q5 but smaller than the Q7 and according to Audi it has been thoroughly optimized in the wind tunnel to enable a drag coefficient of just 0.25.

Audi e-tron quattro concept
Audi e-tron quattro concept

It’s based on the second-gen MLB platform and has received high-tech headlights equipped with matrix laser OLED technology. The styling is rather interesting as they combined a sloping roofline suitable for sportier models with plastic body cladding that you will find on more rugged-looking SUVs. It also has recessed door handles and comes with a prominent roof spoiler mounted at the back.

Audi e-tron quattro concept
Audi e-tron quattro concept

As for the interior, it has enough space for four people and as you can see it features a plethora of OLED screens that have replaced the traditional buttons and knobs. Even the rear passengers have their own screens and the overall appearance is of a sleek and futuristic cabin as you’ve come to expect from an Audi concept.

Audi e-tron quattro concept
Audi e-tron quattro concept

More importantly, the e-tron quattro concept has a front-mounted electric motor and an additional two electric motors sitting in the back. The setup is derived from the production-ready R8 e-tron and Audi says there’s a big battery sitting between the two axles which will have enough energy for a maximum range of more than 500 km (310 miles).

The concept will premiere next month at IAA and will be followed by the production Q6 in 2018.

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Adrian Padeanu

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