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Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept

The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept is a coupe version of the Q4 e-tron SUV concept, delivering a 310 mile range and the production model will be on sale in 2021.

The two Q4 e-tron concepts are the first Audi models to be built on the Volkswagen Group’s modular electrification platform (MEB), which will provide the foundations for numerous electric vehicles from the compact class upwards in the future.

Two electric motors mobilise 225 kW of system output which is handled via quattro all-wheel drive. Both versions of the Q4 accelerate from zero to 62mph in just 6.3 seconds and are restricted to a top speed of 111mph.

The Q4 Sportback e-tron concept’s 82 kWh battery gives a WLTP-certified range of up to 279 miles, or 310 miles if the car just has rear-wheel drive.

The performance version of the electric powertrain installed in the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept features front and rear axles both powered by an electric motor.

In most cases, the Q4 Sportback e-tron concept mainly uses its rear electric motor in order to achieve the highest efficiency. If the driver demands more power than it is able to supply, the electric all-wheel drive uses the front motor to redistribute the torque as required to the front axle. This also happens predictively even before slip occurs in icy conditions, during fast cornering, or if the car understeers or oversteers.

The electric motor on the rear axle has an output of 150 kW and delivers peak torque of 310 Nm; the front unit supplies the front wheels with up to 75 kW and 150 Nm. The system output is 225 kW. The battery in the vehicle floor has a maximum charging capacity of 125 kW, equating to a minimum charging time to 80 per cent of around 30 minutes at rapid chargers. It can store up to 82 kWh, which allows for a range of more than 279 miles according to the WLTP standard.

Audi launched its electric offensive with the world premiere of the all-electric e-tron SUV in September 2018. By 2025, Audi will offer more than 20 models with all-electric drive in the most important markets worldwide and achieve roughly 40 percent of its sales with electrified models. The SUVs within this portfolio include the e-tron and the e-tron Sportback. In addition, there will be a range of models with classic body layout such as Avant and Sportback. The range will cover every relevant market segment from the compact class to the luxury class.