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      09-14-2015 02:51 PM #1




      The e-tron-quattro sports a bold new design that suggests future electric models from Audi will have their own aerodynamically optimised look. It draws on the latest developments in lightweight construction, aerodynamics, battery technology and electric drive systems to provide the performance to challenge the fastest of Audi's existing petrol, diesel and electric SUV models whilst delivering a claimed zero-emission range of up to 311 miles.

      “Audi will present an electric SUV in early 2018. The e-tron quattro concept provides a concrete foretaste of this,” said Ulrich Hackenberg, head of research and development.

      Three motors and up to 496bhp

      At the heart of Audi’s latest concept is an in-house developed electric drive system. It uses three motors – one mounted up front sending drive to the front wheels and the remaining two sited at the rear acting on the rear wheels. Nominal power is put at 429bhp, although a boosting function made available in the more sportier of two drive modes temporarily increases its maximum output to 496bhp. It is accompanied by peak torque of 590lb ft.

      The power is sent to all four wheels via a drive-management system. An electronic torque-vectoring function also apportions power between the individual rear wheels depending on grip levels. The gearbox offers the choice between two modes: Drive and Sport.

      Audi is yet to reveal a weight figure for the e-tron quattro. However, it is claiemd to have an SQ5-beating 0-62mph time of just 4.6sec. Top speed is limited to 131mph to preserve the battery charge.

      Energy to run the electric motors is drawn from a large liquid cooled 95kWh battery bolted to the floor below the passenger compartment – a position aimed at providing the new SUV the lowest possible centre of gravity while achieving a front-to-rear weight distriubution of 52:48. Hinting at its modular nature, Audi says the lithium-ion unit is suitable for other future electric models.

      On a full charge, the battery is claimed to provide the e-tron quattro concept with a range of over 311 miles based on the criteria used in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test procedure. Early tests suggest a combined AC/DC charging system operating at 150kW can store sufficient energy to provide up a range of up to 249 miles in around 30 minutes, according to Audi.

      Wireless charging offered

      Alternatively, the new SUV can be charged at up to 11kW via inductive means using the German car maker’s latest wireless charging technology and a piloted parking function that has been conceived to automatically park it over a charging plate imbedded in the ground. The charging process starts automatically, with a magnetic field providing an alternating AC current that is converted to DC by the e-tron quattro’s electronic package. Once the battery is topped up, the charging automatically ceases. The whole process can be monitored and controlled via a smartphone app.

      An expansive array of solar cells mounted on the 1980mm-long roof also provides the battery with electrical energy. Described as the largest solar module to be used in the automotive sector, it is claimed to produce sufficient energy under a typical European climate to provide an added 622 miles of range per year.

      Underpinning the new Audi is a modified version of the MLB platform from the upcoming second-generation Q5. It has been reworked with an altered floorpan and structural elements to accommodate the batteries low down for the best possible centre of gravity.

      The suspension, which uses a five-link design both front and rear, receives air springs with both adaptive damping and a self-levelling function to automatically lower the body in two stages by up to 30mm for improved aerodynamic efficiency at constant motorway speeds.

      Drawing on developments brought to the latest Q7, the e-tron quattro also adopts four wheel steering system with up to five degrees of movement on the rear wheels to reduce the turning circle and aid maneuverability at lower speeds around town while increasing agility at higher speeds.

      The 22-inch wheels boast an aerodynamically optimised design and come shod with 265/40 low-rolling-resistance tyres clearly aimed more at on-road efficiency than off-road ability.

      Active aerodynamics

      Stretching to 4880mm in length, 1930mm in width and 1540mm in height, the e-tron quattro is 250mm longer, 30mm wider and 115mm lower than the existing first-generation Q5. Yet despite the generous dimensions, the drag co-efficient is significantly better than any of Audi's current SUV models at 0.25.

      In a preview of the aerodynamic measures being pursued for the production version of the new Audi model, active body elements deploy above 50mph to provide more efficient airflow and added cooling potential at the front; the side sills extend in length by 50mm to smooth the flow of air past the rear wheels; a spoiler atop the tailgate extends by 100mm to elongate the roof line; the diffuser extends to speed the airflow rate at the rear and flat paneling sporting a special finish resembling the surface of shark skin is used underneath.

      The interior of the e-tron quattro draws heavily on the design originally unveiled on the Prologue concept at last year’s Los Angeles motor show. It provides seating for up to four, with two individual seats front and rear. Boot space is put at 615 litres – 75 litres more than that offered by the first-generation Q5. Owing to the lack of a traditional exhaust system, the luggage compartment area is set low. With the rear seats folded, capacity increases to 1725 litres – some 350 litres less than that of the new Q7.
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      It's got some fussy details (and I hate the color) but the style is definitely there, and the tech and powertrain are excellent. I'm excited to see the production Q6...
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      09-14-2015 04:01 PM #3
      Not bad. Love the TRON interior. If it doesn't have three rows in production though it is a bust.
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      09-14-2015 04:05 PM #4
      The VW Crossovers are looking pretty good these days...at least the future ones...

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      09-14-2015 08:04 PM #6
      I´ve long lost count of the number of vaporware e-tron concepts by Audi. The electric concept car company.
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      09-14-2015 08:27 PM #7
      Well, that has managed to sail under the very low bar set by the new Q7.
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      09-14-2015 08:54 PM #8
      Interesting that the Q6 does not have fastback like X4, X6, GLE, or QX70.

      Not sure how it will differentiate visually with the next Q5.

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      09-15-2015 10:11 AM #9
      via Autocar
      The production version of Audi’s all-electric e-tron quattro will go on sale in 2018 at a price of around £60,000, Autocar has learned.

      The car has been revealed in concept form at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, but Audi has already confirmed that it will be offered for sale, badged as the Q6 e-tron quattro.

      Luca de Meo, Audi’s sales and marketing boss, told Autocar that the electric model will “cost about the same as a well-specced Audi A6”. That suggests it will appear at a price point of at least £60k.

      “We are very confident the car will find buyers,” said de Meo. “As batteries and battery management technology improves, cars like this become more viable. I see myself driving a car like this.”

      He added that the market space in which the car will appear is believed to be a “sweet spot” for electric cars. The model is big enough to house the battery pack and in a price range where people can afford the technology without being so expensive that it does not sell in large volumes.

      The concept provides a preview to the appearance, size and technical features of an all-electric Q6 e-tron model that will rival the forthcoming Tesla Model X.

      The e-tron-quattro sports a bold new design that suggests future electric models from Audi will have their own aerodynamically optimised look. It draws on the latest developments in lightweight construction, aerodynamics, battery technology and electric drive systems to provide the performance to challenge the fastest of Audi's existing petrol, diesel and electric SUV models whilst delivering a claimed zero-emission range of up to 311 miles.

      “Audi will present an electric SUV in early 2018. The e-tron quattro concept provides a concrete foretaste of this,” confirmed Ulrich Hackenberg, head of research and development.


      Three motors and up to 496bhp

      At the heart of Audi’s latest concept is an in-house developed electric drive system. It uses three motors – one mounted up front sending drive to the front wheels and the remaining two sited at the rear acting on the rear wheels. Nominal power is put at 429bhp, although a boosting function made available in the more sportier of two drive modes temporarily increases its maximum output to 496bhp. It is accompanied by peak torque of 590lb ft.

      The power is sent to all four wheels via a drive-management system. An electronic torque-vectoring function also apportions power between the individual rear wheels depending on grip levels. The gearbox offers the choice between two modes: Drive and Sport.

      Audi is yet to reveal a weight figure for the e-tron quattro. However, it is claiemd to have an SQ5-beating 0-62mph time of just 4.6sec. Top speed is limited to 131mph to preserve the battery charge.

      Energy to run the electric motors is drawn from a large liquid cooled 95kWh battery bolted to the floor below the passenger compartment – a position aimed at providing the new SUV the lowest possible centre of gravity while achieving a front-to-rear weight distriubution of 52:48. Hinting at its modular nature, Audi says the lithium-ion unit is suitable for other future electric models.

      On a full charge, the battery is claimed to provide the e-tron quattro concept with a range of over 311 miles based on the criteria used in the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test procedure. Early tests suggest a combined AC/DC charging system operating at 150kW can store sufficient energy to provide up a range of up to 249 miles in around 30 minutes, according to Audi.

      Wireless charging offered

      Alternatively, the new SUV can be charged at up to 11kW via inductive means using the German car maker’s latest wireless charging technology and a piloted parking function that has been conceived to automatically park it over a charging plate imbedded in the ground. The charging process starts automatically, with a magnetic field providing an alternating AC current that is converted to DC by the e-tron quattro’s electronic package. Once the battery is topped up, the charging automatically ceases. The whole process can be monitored and controlled via a smartphone app.

      An expansive array of solar cells mounted on the 1980mm-long roof also provides the battery with electrical energy. Described as the largest solar module to be used in the automotive sector, it is claimed to produce sufficient energy under a typical European climate to provide an added 622 miles of range per year.

      Underpinning the new Audi is a modified version of the MLB platform from the upcoming second-generation Q5. It has been reworked with an altered floorpan and structural elements to accommodate the batteries low down for the best possible centre of gravity.

      The suspension, which uses a five-link design both front and rear, receives air springs with both adaptive damping and a self-levelling function to automatically lower the body in two stages by up to 30mm for improved aerodynamic efficiency at constant motorway speeds.

      Drawing on developments brought to the latest Q7, the e-tron quattro also adopts four wheel steering system with up to five degrees of movement on the rear wheels to reduce the turning circle and aid maneuverability at lower speeds around town while increasing agility at higher speeds.

      The 22-inch wheels boast an aerodynamically optimised design and come shod with 265/40 low-rolling-resistance tyres clearly aimed more at on-road efficiency than off-road ability.

      Active aerodynamics

      Stretching to 4880mm in length, 1930mm in width and 1540mm in height, the e-tron quattro is 250mm longer, 30mm wider and 115mm lower than the existing first-generation Q5. Yet despite the generous dimensions, the drag co-efficient is significantly better than any of Audi's current SUV models at 0.25.

      In a preview of the aerodynamic measures being pursued for the production version of the new Audi model, active body elements deploy above 50mph to provide more efficient airflow and added cooling potential at the front; the side sills extend in length by 50mm to smooth the flow of air past the rear wheels; a spoiler atop the tailgate extends by 100mm to elongate the roof line; the diffuser extends to speed the airflow rate at the rear and flat paneling sporting a special finish resembling the surface of shark skin is used underneath.

      The interior of the e-tron quattro draws heavily on the design originally unveiled on the Prologue concept at last year’s Los Angeles motor show. It provides seating for up to four, with two individual seats front and rear. Boot space is put at 615 litres – 75 litres more than that offered by the first-generation Q5. Owing to the lack of a traditional exhaust system, the luggage compartment area is set low. With the rear seats folded, capacity increases to 1725 litres – some 350 litres less than that of the new Q7.

      Hackenberg explained the driving force behind the creation of the Audi e-tron quattro: “This is the SUV that sales and marketing were asking for. We [the engineering division] wanted a car with low rolling resistance. This concept combines both, together with Audi’s core values: quattro four-wheel drive, air springs, aerodynamics.”

      The ultra-efficient aerodynamics of the e-tron quattro are the result of an internal Audi design competition, explains Ingolstadt’s exterior designer Andreas Mindt: “We had an internal competition to develop the aerodynamics, with four teams developing quarter scale prototypes in the wind tunnel”.

      The rings of OLED lights at the corners of the e-tron quattro will become shorthand to signify a plug-in vehicle in Audi’s range.
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