Video – Audi e-tron quattro concept detailed

Currently being showcased in Frankfurt, the Audi e-tron quattro concept is starring in a fresh video.

This new concept with the four-ring logo is more than just for show as it will evolve into a production car at the beginning of 2018 and it will be called Q6. It takes the shape of an all-electric crossover bigger than the Q5 but smaller than the Q7, with a design that stands out from the current crop of Audi CUVs and SUVs.

The attached video is all about aerodynamics as Audi is proud they have managed to create a coupe-like profile for the e-tron quattro concept which has a drag coefficient of only 0.25 which they say it’s a best-in-class figure since similar models have usually more than 0.30.

Underneath that sleek body is a trio of electric motors enabling an all-wheel drive system as one of the motors drives the front axle while the other two power the rear wheels. The vehicle has a permanent power of 435 PS, but with the boost function activated it unleashes 503 PS and an instant torque of more than 800 Nm.

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There’s a new generation of lithium-ion batteries mounted within the floor which has enough energy for a range in excess of 500 km. Using a 150 kW power source, a full recharge takes as little as 50 minutes and Audi says the concept also supports induction charging which eliminates the need of any wires.

Hopefully the production version will stay as close as possible to the concept and this will make it a worthy adversary for the Tesla Model X, albeit three years later.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.