e-tron Sportback Preview
Audi revealed the Q4 etron at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. The concept is based on the same underpinning as the e-tron electric SUV and the Q4 e-tron is slated to go on sale late next year as the fifth all-electric model in Audi’s growing electric portfolio.
Based on the MEB platform, the Q4 etron measures 4.59 meters in length with a wheelbase of 2.77 meters and its overall dimensions are slightly smaller than the Q5. Powering the Q4 e-tron are two electric motors with a combined output of 225kW. The Quattro all-wheel-drive allows it to accelerate from zero to 100kmph in just 6.3 seconds all the way to an electronically limited top speed of 180kmph. The battery pack of 82kWh is placed in the underbody between the axles and lends the Q4 an electric range of 450 kilometres (under the WLTP standards).
In terms of design, it carries all the typical Audi elements with imposing cascading grille flanked by sleek and futuristic LED headlamps. It sits on large and stylish 22-inch alloy wheels. Even the bespoke Solar Sky paint is unique and has multiple advantages over the standard paint schemes, claims Audi. The Q4 e-tron will hit the production line by the end of 2020. It will follow the e-tron, e-tron Sportback, Q2L e-tron and e-tron GT as the fifth all-electric model in the Four Ring’s line-up.