Audi officially announced the details for the e-tron quattro concept, which will be presented at the Frankfurt auto show. From the sketches provided by the company we can see that the car has a sloping roofline, laser lights at the front and OLED lights at the rear.
The prototype is based on the second generation of the MLB Evo platform and it is longer than a Q5 and shorter than a Q7, with its spacious interior offering space for four people.
The e-tron quattro concept borrows the technology of the R8 e-tron and it has three electric motors, one on the front axle and two on the rear, powered by a lithium Ion battery, which is mounted under the cab of the passengers between the two axles. This option provides a low center of gravity and a balanced axle load distribution, which means that it will have better dynamics and better road safety.
The production version will be launched in 2018 and it will initially be available in two versions, one with 300 hp and 450 Nm of torque and one with 400 hp and 650 Nm of torque, later an “RS-spec” edition will be added, which will deliver 500 hp with 750 Nm of torque.
The battery of the car is charged through an inductive charging system, with the Audi Q6 to be offered also as a plug-in hybrid and in a version with a hydrogen engine.