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Is this Audi’s Q6-previewing concept?

A couple of images showing what is believed to be Audi’s concept previewing the Q6 have hit the web. Currently referred to as the C-BEV concept, the vehicle is apparently a sneak preview of the all-electric Q6 crossover scheduled to come out in 2018 and is being described as a “production-relevant zero-emissions concept.” We’re not entirely sure it’s the same concept Audi teased yesterday when they offered a quick glimpse at a new vehicle packed with OLED technology, but judging from the taillight design, it seems we are dealing with two distinct concepts.

The production car will be a Tesla Model X-rivaling model riding on the same second-gen MLB platform as the new Q7. It is believed the batteries will have enough juice to last for at least 311 miles (500 km) and many of the hardware components are going to be borrowed from the Audi R8 e-tron due to go on sale later this year.

Audi C-BEV concept
Audi C-BEV concept

The all-electric crossover from Ingolstadt is set to employ three electric motors, with one of them incorporated in the gearbox while the other two sitting on the rear axle and driving each rear wheel. The C-BEV is expected to have at least 500 bhp and 516 lb-ft of torque and come with a 90 kWh battery pack all wrapped around in a coupe SUV look in the same vein as the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the BMW X6.

Adrian Padeanu

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