The all-new, all-electric Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron – with electric driving ranges of up to 316 miles – are both on sale now, priced from £40,750 and £42,250 respectively. Customer deliveries of the Q4 e-tron are underway, while the first Sportback customers are due to take delivery in October.
Trim options will be Sport, S line, Edition 1 and Vorsprung, with a choice of two battery variants and three drive configurations capable of WLTP-certified driving ranges of up to 316 miles (Q4 40 e-tron Sport).
Th Q4 35 e-tron (170 PS) and Q4 40 e-tron (204 PS) versions have a single motor and rear-wheel-drive while the Q4 50 e-tron (299 PS) is equipped with quattro drive via two motors.
Audi Q4 35 e-tron Sport: £40,750
Audi Q4 35 e-tron S line: £42,850
Audi Q4 35 e-tron Edition 1: £46,945
Audi Q4 35 e-tron Vorsprung: £54,450
Audi Q4 40 e-tron Sport: £44,990
Audi Q4 40 e-tron S line: £47,090
Audi Q4 40 e-tron Edition 1: £51,185
Audi Q4 40 e-tron Vorsprung: £58,690
Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro Sport: £51,370
Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro S line: £53,470
Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro Edition 1: £57,565
Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro Vorsprung: £65,070
Audi Q4 Sportback 35 e-tron Sport: £42,250
Audi Q4 Sportback 35 e-tron S line: £44,350
Audi Q4 Sportback 35 e-tron Edition 1: £48,445
Audi Q4 Sportback 35 e-tron Vorsprung: £55,950
Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron Sport: £46,960
Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron S line: £48,590
Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron Edition 1: £52,685
Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron Vorsprung: £60,190
Audi Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron quattro Sport: £52,870
Audi Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron quattro S line: £54,970
Audi Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron quattro Edition 1: £59,065
Audi Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron quattro Vorsprung: £66,750
The Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron feature a 52 kWh or 77 kWh battery which can be charged at HPC (high-power charging) stations at a charging capacity of up to 100 or up to 125 kW respectively. At 125 kW, and in ideal conditions, the battery can achieve an 80 percent state of charge from a 5 percent starting point in 38 minutes. WLTP testing has confirmed that the Q4 40 e-tron, which uses the larger battery, can recharge enough electricity – again in ideal conditions – to cover a distance of about 80 miles (WLTP) in around ten minutes, and can achieve a range of up to 316 miles.
At the entry-level, the Q4 35 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback 35 e-tron use the compact battery with its net energy content of 52 kWh (55 kWh gross), and combine this with an electric motor offering an output of 125 kW (170 PS) and torque of 310 Nm. In both body variants, this is sufficient for 9.0-second 0-62mph acceleration, a governed 99mph top speed and a WLTP-certified range of up to 208 miles on a full charge in the SUV (Sportback range data to be confirmed).
The Audi Q4 40 e-tron is equipped with the larger battery, which stores a net 77 kWh of energy (82 kWh gross). The electric motor generates 150 kW (204 PS) and 310 Nm, reducing the 0-62mph sprint time to 8.5 seconds in the run up to a top speed that is also governed at 99mph. One charge is enough for up to 316 miles of range in the SUV (Sportback range data to be confirmed).
At the top of the range from a drivetrain perspective, the Q4 50 e-tron quattro and Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron quattro also use the 77 kWh battery (82 kWh gross), and here it supplies an electric motor on each axle that contributes to a maximum output of 220 kW (299 PS) and 460 Nm (339.3 lb-ft) of torque, while also delivering the advantages of all-wheel-drive.
The rear motor generates 150 kW (204 PS) and 310 Nm, and the front 80 kW (109 PS) and 162 Nm. In the interest of efficiency, the motor on the front axle is engaged only when high power or maximum traction is needed, in which case it is activated in just a few hundredths of a second, and in many cases predictively even before the car begins to noticeably understeer or oversteer. Both motors keep reserves available for certain driving situations, and as a result the sum of their individual outputs exceeds the drive system’s quoted total.
Both model variants tackle the 0-62mph increment in 6.2 seconds and continue to a top speed of 111mph. Driving ranges of circa 295 miles are expected for UK versions of both models subject to confirmation following WLTP testing.
There’s a new augmented reality head-up display which projects important information onto the windscreen on two separate levels – a status section and an augmented reality (AR) section. Key information and symbols from specific assistance systems and from the navigation module are visually superimposed on the ‘real life’ area to which they specifically relate as content of the AR section and displayed dynamically. They appear to be floating virtually at a physical distance of roughly ten metres from the driver, and depending on the situation can even appear considerably further ahead in some cases. The driver can understand the displays very quickly without being confused or distracted by them, and they are extremely helpful in poor visibility conditions.
The volume of the luggage compartment is 520 to 1,490 litres in the Q4 e-tron and 535 to 1,460 litres in the Sportback.