Production already slated for end-2020.
German marque Audi has reloaded its e-tron EV gun and fired out another shot into the growing zero-emissions marketplace, this time in the form of the Q4 e-tron. A compact sibling to sit alongside the debut Audi e-tron Quattro, the Q4 e-tron offers up significant amounts of interior accommodation & usable electric range, in a form factor that’ll be far more agreeable in built-up areas.
The Q4 e-tron can’t be accused of wearing a cookie-cutter design, but it’s clear that this was baked in the Audi family oven. The face features a rather large fake grille, flanked by shapely air intakes and slim headlights. There rare huge alloys down the side that feature aerodynamic optimisations, as well as a pair of conventional rear-view mirrors. Interesting choice.
The rear features a full-width taillight design, underscored by an illuminated ‘e-tron’ badge affixed above the rear diffuser.
There’s an 84kWh battery pack under the floor, which gives the Q4 e-tron quite a punch. A dual-motor setup and e-Quattro means that you can hit 100km/h in just 6.3-seconds, and go on to a top-speed of 180km/h. Outputs are officially rated at 225kW, split as 150kW from the rear and 75kW at the front. And official driving range is claimed at over 450km per charge, though fast-charging can get the car to 80% from 0 in just 30-minutes.
The cabin of the Q4 e-tron packs the usual assortment of interior tech from Audi’s parts bin, like the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster & large infotainment screen, beneath which sits a large storage area with wireless phone charging pad.
The Audi Q4 e-tron Concept may be just a concept right now, but Audi assures that precious little will be changed as the car evolves into a production model. Speaking of which, the Q4 e-tron will go into production in late-2020, to go up against cars like the Mercedes-Benz EQC and Jaguar I-Pace.