Production Version Of Audi A6 e-tron Quattro Expected To Be Priced At £60,000 In UK

SEP 27 2015 BY MARK KANE 20

Audi e-tron quattro concept - Electric drivetrain with up to 370 kW

Audi e-tron quattro concept – Electric drivetrain with up to 370 kW

Luca de Meo, Audi’s sales and marketing boss, revaled to Autocar that their electric SUV e-tron Quattro, unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA, will “cost about the same as a well-specced Audi A6”.

around £60,000 → €83,000 → $93,000

In the US, the price of the Q6 e-tron quattro (that’s the confirmed name of production version), will be more like $83,000.

Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi’s head of research and development said that “It’s a concept car but it’s very close to the production car.” Very close to production for Audi means 3 years, as the Q6 e-tron quattro will be available in 2018.

Expected volume is claimed to be high, but we can’t tell for sure yet…

“Audi will present an electric SUV in early 2018. The e-tron quattro concept provides a concrete foretaste of this,” confirmed Hackenberg, before later revealing, “We will use this car to introduce this technology to a bigger number of customers in the market. We’ll fill one factory [with production].” When asked of the scale of the plant he said, “I won’t tell you about the size of the factory but it’s a lot. It’s not a small one.”

Source: Autocar

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20 Comments on "Production Version Of Audi A6 e-tron Quattro Expected To Be Priced At £60,000 In UK"

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No car from the VW group for me.

I don’t know, if they fit it with a “test cycle mode” that I can engage it might be worth having. Yeah sure the 0-60 time would be 20 seconds but it would have a range of 600 miles!……. At 40 mph……. With out the wing mirrors, stock wheels or any of the seats fitted.

The biggest loss I fear is we end up with makers of electric drive, who dont really care about drivers, who shoot to automate everything, and then makers who make cars that are engaging, but who cant seem to care about the environment. Why?

VW e-golf is emissions free and a great car which I owned since January 2015, totally good value. I would definitely buy it again.

The Q6 Etron looks fantastic, and yes I would propably buy it. But honestly I have one of the tampered TDIs parked next to my Leaf. So all considering VWs actions the next comming months, years with regards to the current TDI scandal, will decide if I am to buy a VW ever again.

This will be a real competition for Tesla, I love my model S but this car is beautiful compare with the fugly Model X, Tesla needs to improve car design which is as important as engineering. Time for a Model S facelift.

Doesn’t it seats only 4? Same price as a base Model X but only available much later. Looks like smaller cargo space too.

I like Audio but this is hardly competitive.

Yes!….And N0 Free SuperChargers Either….

It seems like the Q6 etron would be more a competitor to the Model S than the X. The Q6 only has 2 rows of seats and seats 5. The X has 3 rows and seats 7. The Q6 doesn’t look like it would have that much more cargo space behind the second row than the Model S.

The only similarity to the X is that the Q6 being a CUV sits higher and looks like a SUV.

Or as stimpacker noted it may only seat 4

Finally, an electric SUV that’s doesn’t look like it was pooped out of a dinosaur. Sadly, four seats is not that compelling for anyone outside of the Range Rover douchebag set.

Whats with the tiny windows on this thing? The Volt concept also had tiny windows, but they went to more normal sized ones in the production version. The lack of glass makes it look ugly.

I want to be able to see out!

Putting only 4 seats in a concept is a common practice. I’d be shocked if it hit the market with fewer than 5 seats, but there’s a good chance it won’t be a 7 seat competitor.

Well, well.

Tesla DNA is already being showcased in so many new, prestige concepts from the world’s established automakers.

It is exciting to witness this revolution in personal transportation. And just like a Tesla, it only gets better.

I wouldn’t say it’s Tesla’s DNA. The VW Group showcased the Porsche Boxster E in 2011. This current crop of automobiles arises from two macro trends, neither of which are Tesla related:

1. A favorable regulatory climate for EVs, driven by the EU and State of California.
2. Improvements to battery cost and weight, such that compelling electric cars may be produced without losing two billion (as Tesla did).

Similar trends are driving the production of fuel cell vehicles, and nobody would think to give Tesla credit for those. Just because Tesla did EVs almost first (the LEAF beat them ever so slightly to market with a mass produced car) does not mean they are inspiring other automakers. In fact, Tesla’s disastrous finances give other automobile CEOs nightmares, and they want little to do with their strategy.

Three Electrics, you are so far off the mark, your credibility comes into question. The other companies are very concerned about Tesla getting tons of press all the time (for free). The other car companies are very concerned that Consumer Reports has effectively rated the Model S about 6-10 points higher than any other rated vehicle, ever. The other companies are very concerned that the Tesla has a passenger car than can do 0-60 in about 3 seconds, faster than every other 5 seat passenger car, ever. The other car companies are very concerned that the young, wealthy tech kids in Northern California are buying Teslas instead of other $100,000 sport sedans. And the other car companies are very concerned that Tesla might be able to make a $35,000 car that could very well be both profitable (due to the Gigafactory) and a big seller. The Model S might be a loss-leader for Tesla, but if so, it’s a damn good one. As long as they can make good on the promises of future profitability. If you think all of the electric car announcements and prototypes from all of the other car companies (including the Audi A6 e-tron Quattro) aren’t… Read more »
Yes and no. If “they” equals the three big German luxury-sedan brands, then, taking your points in order… They’re not concerned about the press (much). They aren’t concerned about Consumer Reports, because luxury buyers mostly don’t care about Consumer Reports. They don’t give a whit about the 0-60 times, they think extreme acceleration is an American fixation and aren’t impressed with the Model S’s on-track manners and abilities. They are VERY DEFINITELY concerned about the dent that Tesla is making in market segments that they would very much like to own. The potential for the Model 3 does magnify those concerns. To hear them tell it, at least, they think they can out-do Tesla in a number of areas that (they think) matter to discerning luxury customers. (They are dismissive of the Model S’s handling and of its interior, for starters.) But Tesla is drawing lots of buyers who care more about the tech. Thus, major efforts to match/beat Tesla’s tech. Understand that the German model is to earn the loyalty of successful/affluent folks while they’re still young — this is the whole point of the 3 Series and its imitators — and then to retain those customers for life… Read more »

Also, I am careful with the word “disruptive”. Tesla has ENTERED the auto business, very well. That’s an extremely hard thing in and of itself. It has done well enough to be drawing some direct competition from a few of the major players. That’s also impressive. But it hasn’t “disrupted” the auto business yet — and that’s okay: It doesn’t need to disrupt the established players in order to be very successful.

5-7 years from now, when the Apple Robot-Uber Car Service is offering you a monthly subscription to unlimited robot rides for the price of a car payment and attracting customers in droves who are delighted to give up traditional car ownership, we’ll talk about disruption.

Audi and VW have been making announcements over the past 3 years but have only brought one to market. Now that Tesla is outselling them in the luxury sedan category, Audi, BMW and MB are finally waking up from a deep slumber.

I Trust That TESLA Will Go All The Way! Elon Musk Is Light Yrs Ahead,Of These Big Oil Bought & Owned So Called CE0’s & Government 0fficials. Who Promote & Reward People that Buy ICE Powered Cars , In Europe They get Tax Breaks on Clean Diesel…L 0 L….
.. .There’s An 0xymoron If there ever Was One….Cuz .., They Just Now Proved there is N0 SUCH THING! What A SHAME! Who Can You trust Anymore??