British media has managed to acquire some spicy details about the Audi Q6 e-tron scheduled to come out in 2018.

British media has managed to acquire some spicy details about the Audi Q6 e-tron scheduled to come out in 2018.

It was only a few days ago when Audi teased an all-electric Q6 and now CAR says the car will compete directly with the Tesla Model X and could feature a battery pack with a capacity of 100 kWh. Initially, it will be offered in two configurations: 300 bhp (223 kW) & 332 lb-ft (449 Nm) and 400 bhp (299 kW) & 479 lb-ft (649 Nm), with both providing a maximum range close to 200 miles (322 km).

Interestingly, the report mentions Audi is cooking up a more potent "RS-spec" version which will provide as much as 500 bhp (373 kW) and 553 lb-ft (749 Nm), but this probably won't be available right away so it will likely come out towards the end of the decade.

The Audi Q6 e-tron will ride on the same MLB platform as the next-gen Q5 and will be assembled in an existing factory. It will allegedly carry a starting price of approximately £60,000 (about $89,150 / €84,270) when it goes on sale sometime in 2018.

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