More powerful Audi Q5 60 e-tron spotted in China

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Today, CarNewsChina obtained a series of spy shots of China’s Audi Q5 60 e-tron road test. We may hardly see the differences between this new model and the previous 40 e-tron & 50 e-tron. Being equipped with narrow headlights, Audi Q5 60 e-tron owns a large enclosed front grille to enhance its heat dissipation performance. But is the truth as dull as we can see directly?

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We might find some new clues in the back of the car. In addition to the all-in-one LED taillights, there is a “60 e-tron” logo in the lower right corner of the rear, which may indicate that it will be a new model with a new mode of E-power. The new Audi Q5 60 e-tron will, reputedly, have dual motors and a four-wheel-drive system that will surpass the 302 hp of the existing 50 e-tron. Besides, the range of the new car can reach 560km. Audi launched the pre-sale of Q5 50 e-tron and Q5 40 e-tron at Guangzhou Auto Show 2021, and the price range is from 400,000 to 520,000 Yuan ($62,000 – $81,000). The price of the Q5 60 e-tron has not been exposed yet.

SAIC Audi named the new series of models Q5 e-tron, which is easily confused with FAW Audi’s Q5L. We know that FAW Audi’s Q5L is from the MLB platform, a fuel vehicle platform. The SAIC Audi’s Q5 e-tron is based on the MEB electrification platform. It has no direct connection with Q5L in terms of model origin.

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The MEB platform VW uses for all its electric models so far. The Q5 e-tron length, width, and height are 4876 x 1860 x 1675mm, and the wheelbase is 2965mm. Sounds familiar? Yes, these are almost identical dimensions of ID.6. The seat layout has a 6/7 setup.

The era of electrification is both an opportunity and a challenge for all automobile brands. When everyone thought that SAIC Audi was following FAW Audi’s marketing routes, SAIC Audi proved its significance in the electric vehicle market through the Q5 e-tron. Soon, we will witness whether the new Q5 60 e-tron will surpass or stagnate.

Source: Sina

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