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Audi Q6 e-tron review

£63,420 - £71,920
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Published: 01 Jul 2024
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Buying

What should I be paying?

At launch, the price structure for the Q6 e-tron is pretty simple: there are two powertrains (with another on the way) and three trim levels to choose from.

For now, the base car is the Q6 e-tron quattro Sport, which costs £68,975. Take a deep breath, because that bundles in 19in alloys, LED headlights, heated folding wing mirrors, contrast black bumpers, heated front sports seats and heated rears, three-zone auto climate control with preconditioning, a heated steering wheel, the 14.5- and 11.9in touchscreen and digital display, 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, many active safety gizmos, plus a Sound and Vision Pack that lobs in a Bang & Olufsen sound system (there’s a speaker that’ll whisper directions to you in the headrest - bit disconcerting, that) together with the augmented HUD, ambient lighting and USB-C ports. Aaaand inhale.

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Next up is S line for £71,975. That adds 20s, some exterior styling tweaks, privacy glass, black cloth headlining, a three-spoke steering wheel and much S line badging. Not much substance to our eye, but Audi reckons it’ll be the big seller. Weird.

Then there’s the top-level Edition 1 spec for £76,975. Say hello to 21s, sport suspension, matrix LEDs, a black styling package with red brake calipers, the (mostly useless) passenger display, electrically adjustable sports seats finished in Dinamica microfibre/leather, a massage function, and a few other bits.

Quick word on those matrix LEDs: Audi says they come with eight digital signatures so you can choose how it blinks at you when you turn it on, or you can custom-build your own via an app. Has Audi made doubly sure that you can’t make rude shapes do rude things with that?

The SQ6 is only available in Edition 1 trim for the time being, so it’s yours for £92,950. It gets the sophisticated air suspension, a panoramic sunroof and various other styling and interior tweaks to make it look more menacing.

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And there’s a rear-wheel drive one coming, yes?

Correct. No word yet on what range that’ll do but we expect it to be the most generous of the lot, if a little slower than the other cars in the line-up. Audi has said that it’ll be priced from £59,975, and if you can wait until the end of the year to get on the order books for one, it’s where our money would likely go.

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