2024 Porsche Macan EV vs Audi Q6 e-tron: Which is Better?
Porsche’s best-selling Macan SUV is getting an all-electric makeover for the 2024 model year. Sharing a platform with the upcoming Audi A6 e-tron. The Macan EV will feature a dual-motor powertrain, delivering up to 603 hp. And Porsche claims it will offer significantly more range than the Taycan sedan. Using the Taycan’s 800-volt electrical system. The Macan EV can reportedly charge from 10 to 80 per cent in just 22 minutes on a DC fast charger. Meanwhile, Audi is expanding its electric SUV lineup with the Q6 e-tron, positioned between the Q4 e-tron and Q8 e-tron. It introduces the new Premium Platform Electric architecture. Featuring an 800-volt system for faster charging and sharing technology with the Audi A6 e-tron.
|Porsche Macan EV
|Audi Q6 e-tron
|185.0 in x 76.1 in x 75.9 in
|193.5 in x 77.8 in x 64.8 in
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Porsche Macan EV
Motor & Performance
Porsche hasn’t shared all the details about the Macan EV’s power setup yet. But what we do know is that it will have two motors, AWD, and go up to 603 hp for the fanciest model. There might be a version with just one motor and 2WD later on. But we’ll have to wait for more info closer to the Macan EV’s launch. We don’t know how far it can go on a single charge yet, but Porsche says it’ll be more than the current Taycan. Which can do about 227 miles on a full charge. The Macan EV will charge up real quick, thanks to its 800-volt setup, going up to 270 kilowatts. A test car drove over 250 miles on the highway and still had about 11 per cent battery left. Which makes it seem like it might go around 300 miles on one charge.
The 2024 Porsche Macan EV is anticipated to begin at approximately $80,000 for the Base model and reach around $100,000 for the GTS. More details about the various Macan EV versions and their prices will become clear as we approach the electric crossover’s release date.
Audi Q6 e-tron
Motor & Performance
The version of the Q6 e-tron with two motors gives it power on AWD and a total of 375 hp. There’s a Boost mode that briefly gives an extra 20 hp, making it 395 hp in total. If you’re into more speed. The SQ6 is even more powerful with 482 hp, and in Boost mode, it goes up to around 509 hp. The Q6 e-tron uses Audi’s PPE platform, and it’s designed with an 800-volt system, promising a strong electric performance. The battery is around 93.0 kWh, and it can charge fast at 270 kW. Audi says you can go from 10 to 80 per cent charge in less than 30 minutes.
The anticipated starting price for the Audi Q6 e-tron is around $66,000 for the Premium version, and it could go up to about $81,000 for the Sportback Prestige. Although Audi hasn’t officially provided pricing details for the Q6 e-tron. We anticipate it to be positioned between the Q4 e-tron and Q8 e-tron models in terms of cost. We also expect it to have a similar structure in terms of trim levels. Offering Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige options in both the standard SUV and the more sloped Sportback body styles. The standard setup will likely include a dual-motor, AWD system, and there might be a more powerful S model available as well.
Audi is expecting the dual-motor Q6 e-tron to accelerate to 62 mph in under 6 seconds. Drivers have described the Q6 as composed and steady, highlighting its smooth ride with air suspension that cushions the impact of its 21-inch wheels against the road.