- Audi today unveiled the Q4 e-tron in three variants, along with performance-oriented Sportback models.
- This electric SUV will arrive in Europe by June 2021, while Audi hasn’t specified when it will reach American shores.
- This new EV lineup comes in 55 and 82 kWh battery pack options with a range well above 300 miles.
Audi has unveiled production models of the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 e-tron Sportback. The company first announced a concept of the Q4 e-tron at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019, but this is the first time we’re getting a look at the production versions.
The Q4 e-tron is based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform that allows the automaker to provide it at a lower cost while also increasing overall production capacity. Audi will offer the Q4 e-tron with 55 kWh and 82 kWh battery packs.
The company says that the Q4 e-tron will offer a range of around 520 kilometers (323.1 miles), which is relatively decent for an electric SUV. However, this figure is based on the WLTP figures, so we’ll reserve judgment until the full EPA range estimates are announced.
The EV can also access DC fast-charging at up to 125 kW. Audi adds that the Q4 e-tron can go from a State Of Charge (SOC) of 5% to 80% in just 38 minutes.
As for the Q4 e-tron Sportback, the automaker said that it offers better efficiency thanks to a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.26, while the standard Q4 e-tron has a Cd of 0.28. However, the Sportback variant shares most of its hardware specs, including the powertrain and battery pack, with the standard Q4 e-tron.
The Q4 e-tron will be available in Europe starting June 2021, while the Sportback will follow some months later. Audi hasn’t shared details on the new Q4 e-tron models’ North American availability, though more information is expected to follow.
As for powertrain options, the new lineup will consist of models named Q4 35 e-tron (55 kWh), Q4 40 e-tron (82 kWh), and Q4 50 e-tron quattro (82 kWh). While the Q4 35 e-tron can touch 0-62 mph in 9.0 seconds, the Q4 40 e-tron and the Q4 50 e-tron quattro can reach this mark in 8.5 and 6.2 seconds, respectively.
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