Audi to launch Q5 e-tron in China
At the upcoming Guangzhou Motor Show, opening on November 19, 2021, the Audi Q5 e-tron is being presented. It’s the upmarket cousin of the 7-seat Volkswagen ID.6, currently available only in China, too.
Last summer, the car was already mentioned in the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) documents. On the technical level, it’s basically the same car, based on the Modular Electric Drive Toolkit (MEB-platform), but in Audi’s style and with a more premium approach.
According to the latest reports, several versions will be available, with two battery options (63,2 and 83,4 kWh). The powertrain options are 132 kW and 150 kW synchronous motors with permanent magnet for the rear-wheel-drive versions with 63,2 and 83,4 kWh. The latter will offer up to 560 km of range according to the NEDC standard still used in China.
There will also be an all-wheel-drive version with a combined power of 225 kW. The rear electromotor (the same synchronous motor) will develop 150 kW in this car, and the front one will be an 80 kW induction motor.
Like the Volkswagen ID.6, the Q5 e-tron will seat seven passengers. It measures 4,88 m in length on a 2,97 m wheelbase. The width is 1,86 m, and the height comes in at 1,68m.
Logically, the car will be produced alongside the Volkswagen ID.6 at some joint venture plants. There is FAW-Volkswagen in Foshan and SAIC-Volkswagen in Anting. By doing so, the Volkswagen Group expands its EV line-up with the lowest possible cost and effort.