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Audi Q4 e-tron (2021): The MEB SUV gets up to 306 hp

Market launch and price: Q4 comes in summer 2021

With the electric SUV Q4 e-tron, Audi is now also using its first model on the MEB platform. in the Summer 2021 the new Audi Q4 e-tron is to go to the start. It shouldn’t be much more expensive than a Q3 (price from 34,900 euros) – so the price list should be at around 40,000 euros start.

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The Audi is 4.59 meters long, 1.87 meters wide and 1.61 meters high. Together with the wheelbase of 2.76 meters, plenty of space in the interior is guaranteed on paper. The trunk swallows between 520 and 1490 liters. That’s the Ingolstadt slightly shorter than his corporate brother Skoda Enyaq iV, but a little longer than the VW ID.4.

length: 4.59 meters
width: 1.87 meters
height: 1.61 meters
wheelbase: 2.76 meters

Trunk volume: 520 to 1490 liters

First test: Out and about in the Audi Q4 e-tron prototype

Audi Q4 e-tron prototype drive

The first exit in the Q4 e-tron paints a balanced picture.


Despite camouflage film, AUTO BILD is already one Q4 e-tron driven. The prototype basically behaved in this way inconspicuous. The landing gear made one balanced impression, the start was typically good for an electric car. The fine engine control However, this sets the SUV apart from other models. At no point did the force act undetered. Audi is still silent about the engines, but the test car would have to have been the top model with around 300 hp. The detailed driving report is available here.

Sportback: Q4 e-tron also comes as a coupé

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept !! Embargo on July 7th, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. !!

The study is already based on the production body. Only the door handles are missing.

In addition to the classic hatchback, Audi also offers the compact SUV as a sportback coupé version. Both Dimensions the difference between the Sportback and the Q4 e-tron is probably in the millimeter range (minus one centimeter in length, plus one centimeter in height). The coupé version offers less trunk space. Thanks to the small electric motors on the axles and the batteries built into the floor of the car, it should still be sufficient Space for passengers and luggage left over.

Optics: Q4 will be a typical e-tron

Audi Q4 e-tron prototype drive
Even as a prototype, the SUV makes a dynamic impression.

As already from the Q4 e-tron concept emerged, the appearance of the compact SUV is based heavily on its big brother, the e-tron. The inner workings of the single-frame grill on the Q4 e-tron, however, are drawn less martially. Whether the Q4 like the e-tron with Cameras instead of Reflect will be available is questionable. The recently introduced e-tron GT relies on conventional exterior mirrors again. That could be the same with the Q4 e-tron. At the Rear will be well narrow LED taillights do their job, optionally even OLED lights are conceivable.

Interior: first look into the Q4 e-tron cockpit

Audi Q4 e-tron prototype drive

The interior is technically designed. The screen is bigger than in any other Audi.

AUTO BILD was already able to get one first impression of the interior procure: That cockpit looks very technical, which is not least due to the new Audi steering wheel. The functions of the touch surfaces are identical to those of the ID.4, but have their own layout. The impact pot carries the for the first time Audi rings in 2D optics. As an option, the screen grows to 11.6 inches for the first time in an Audi. Below is the climate control. It can still be controlled with buttons. in the Fund comes the big wheelbase especially the Legroom benefit.

Connectivity: Q4 e-tron receives AR head-up display

As with all new models in the VW Group, this also builds infotainment of the Q4 e-tron on the MIB 3 on. The modular infotainment kit gives the Audi a multitude of features. But the system is also in the electric Audi basis for the Augmented reality head-up display. It blinds the person in the driver’s seat dynamic navigation arrow and Warning notices directly into the field of vision. The system is reminiscent of the Mercedes S-Class, but in the Audi it is not quite as finely tuned. No wonder, the Audi has to do without eye tracking cameras. For a vehicle in the compact class, however, the function is well done. You can find a first impression of the system here.
Audi Q4 e-tron prototype drive

The new head-up display interacts with the environment thanks to augmented reality.


Power: the most powerful Q4 e-tron Sportback develops 306 hp

There will be three battery sizes in different combinations with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. Top model will be the Q4 e-tron S with all-wheel drive and 306 hp. It should have a full 82 kWh battery 450 kilometers come (the higher power apparently pushes the maximum range by 50 kilometers), after 30 minutes of charging, the power storage should be 80 percent full again under ideal conditions.
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