With the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron, the brand with the Four Rings presents its first purely electric cars in the compact segment. Under the expressively designed body, both SUVs offer a large interior, a high level of everyday usability, and a strong charging and driving performance. Depending on the motor version, they achieve ranges of up to 520 kilometers (WLTP). The augmented reality head-up display brings a pioneering operating innovation on board on request.
The interior of the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron comes across as spacious and airy; the instrument panel is turned toward the driver. It is divided into separate areas and integrates two displays, which are design elements at the same time. The decorative trim panel on the front passenger side is available on request in an innovative technical fabric containing a proportion of recycled materials, which can be provided shortly after the market launch. A separate horizontal operating panel houses the shifter for selecting the gears. Seat upholstery that contains large amounts of recycled polyester is available for the sporty S line interior. Around 26 recycled 1.5-liter PET bottles are used for each seat.
Enough power for about 130 kilometers (80.8 mi) in ten minutes in ideal conditions.
Charging with direct current is another strength that qualifies the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron as all-rounders fit for everyday use. Depending on battery size they can be charged at HPC (high-power charging) stations at a charging capacity of up to 100 or 125 kW. At 125 kW and under ideal conditions, the battery gets from a state of charge (SOC) of five to 80 percent in 38 minutes. The Q4 40 e-tron can recharge enough electricity – again in ideal conditions – to cover a distance of about 130 kilometers (WLTP) in around ten minutes. In the WLTP cycle it achieves a range of up to 520 kilometers.
Even climbing on board the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron is comfortable: The doors open wide, and the seats are in a comfortably high position. When it’s dark, projection lights in the exterior mirrors cast islands of light with the e-tron logo onto the road outside the front doors (option). The projection picks up on the design idea of the fine horizontal lines in the headlights and taillights.