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Audi e-tron quattro concept previewed, closer look at upcoming Q6

Another preview of the upcoming fully electric Audi e-tron concept has been released, giving us some insight into the all-new Q6 four-door coupe SUV.

Audi e-tron quattro concept sketch

You might as well take a good look at the concept and get used to it, as it will be Audi’s answer to the BMW X6 and more recently the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Audi is yet to offer a vehicle for the segment but it is expected to be a popular one when it does.

The German Volkswagen-owned company confirmed earlier this year that it will be launching a battery-powered sports activity vehicle in 2018. The model is set to receive a Q6 badge, sitting neatly between the Q5 and the large Q7.

In terms of specifics, Audi has confirmed with these latest teasers that the vehicle will offer a range of over 500km per charge. Power comes from a lithium-ion battery positioned between the axles, sending pulse to three motors (one front, two rear) with quattro all-wheel drive.

As for the design, it embraces Audi’s latest styling language. There’s a prominent front grille area with slimline headlights, a high waistline and low profile glasshouse, black lower skirting for that tough SUV look, and a sporty roofline.

There’s also movable aero parts at the front, sides, and rear to improve air flow around the vehicle, with a completely concealed underbody. The company says the concept boasts a record-breaking 0.25 drag co-efficient for the SUV segment.

More details will be announced at the concept’s big unveiling at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show starting September 15. As for a production version? Audi says “the concept is a vision of the first all-electric Audi SUV planned for future production in 2018”.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.