In the last hours Audi has announced what will be its new electric SUVs and standbacks for the next few years. We are facing the Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, two electric that promise to arrive with the Volkswagen MEB platform and prices that start from 42,000 euros.
In July of last year the company let us see what we could expect from the Audi Q4 in an interesting concept. It was not far from reality, Audi has achieved keep the lines and style of the concept in the final model also.
Electrifying the Q line
Although they are not the first electric Audi, the new Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron are are the first to include Volkswagen’s MEB modular platform. The MEB platform is used by both Volkswagen in its VW IDs and other brands of the parent company such as Skoda, Seat or now Audi.
The Q4 E-Tron measures 4.5 meters long and 1.8 meters wide by 1.6 meters high. Audi calls it a “compact SUV” And while it is somewhat smaller than what is expected of an SUV, its interior is spacious thanks to the MEB platform.
Speaking of the MEB platform, they are built with uin the 55 kWh battery which allows a range of 341 kilometers for the Q4 e-tron and 349 kilometers for the Q4 Sportback e-tron on a full charge. These figures are based on the European WLTP test cycle. That said, there are options with more battery, although in that case the price goes up too.
The car has a 125 kW (168 hp) power in its base model. Added to this is an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 9 seconds and a speed electronically limited to 160 kilometers per hour. This entry-level model is the Q4 35 e-tron.
If we go up to the Q4 40 e-tron model, the battery goes from 55 kWh to 77 kWh with 150 kW of power. The acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h is reduced to 8.5 seconds. Finally, if we go to the Q4 50 e-tron quattro, the model rises to 220 kW of power thanks to two electric motors and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h that is reduced to 6.2 seconds.
The car’s charge on the smallest battery of all is 100kW fast DC load or 7.2 kW AC load. In the largest battery of all the numbers they increase to 125 kW and 11 kW respectively.
Inside the vehicle, the configuration of the head-up display system in augmented reality. We saw it in detail last month. Essentially, this system allows you to see the necessary navigation information on the windshield, for example, without having to take your eyes off the road. The car also features a 10.1-inch central infotainment touchscreen as well as a 10.25-inch instrument panel.
Price and availability of the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron
The new Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron will arrive at a starting price of 41,900 euros for the basic model and 43,900 euros for the Sportback model. This is the official price for Germany once they go on sale in June. In the following months they will reach more countries in Europe and other continents.
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