Audi unveils electric SUVs Q4 E-Tron worth from 42 thousand euros
Audi has unveiled two new electric compact SUVs, the Q4 E-Tron and the Q4 Sportback E-Tron. Both models will be built based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform, which was previously used to produce Skoda Enyaq iV and Volkswagen ID.4.
Although the company describes them as “compact SUVs,” both models have wheelbases comparable to midsize SUVs. They also claim to have a fairly large salon, which they managed to maintain thanks to the MEB platform.
The Q4 E-Tron will come in three trim levels:
- Basic – a 55 kWh battery and one electric motor (cruising range up to 341 km);
- Medium – 82 kWh battery and one electric motor (cruising range up to 520 km);
- Maximum – an 82 kWh battery and two electric motors (power reserve up to 488 km).
The mid-range trim gets the longest range thanks to the combination of a larger battery and the absence of a second electric motor. Thanks to the second engine’s presence, the older model became heavier (2135 kg versus 1890 kg) but received better acceleration dynamics – 6.2 seconds to 100 km / h versus 9 seconds for the younger brothers. The starting price of the Q4 E-Tron will be € 41.9 thousand.
The Q4 Sportback E-Tron will come in two trim levels:
- Basic – 55 kWh battery and one electric motor (power reserve 349 km)
- The maximum is an 82 kWh battery and two electric motors (cruising range up to 497 km).
The model received similar speed characteristics – 9 seconds to 100 km / h for the basic version and 6.2 seconds for the older one. The price of the Q4 Sportback E-Tron starts at € 43.9 thousand.
Inside, cars are equipped with a digital dashboard, an 11.6-inch touchscreen, a panel for charging a smartphone, and other elements. Those interested can install a Sonos audio system for an additional fee. Also, buyers will pay extra for an augmented reality system, which will receive animated and other advanced elements for a comfortable ride.