Audi Q4 e-tron: Aesthetic and Spacious with Premium Technology

The Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron offer pure electric driving fun – and an interior at the luxury-class level. Among other things, that means a completely new augmented reality head-up display and optional four individually adjustable light signatures.

04/16/2021 Reading Time: 4 min

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Driving an electric car means giving up driving range and enjoyment? With the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron, Audi is proving the opposite. The electric drive system offers the opportunity to rethink individual mobility. In the new compact SUV, the additional leeway is not only evident from the driver’s seat, but from every seat.

Zero CO₂ emissions and a range of up to 520 kilometers (WLTP)

Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–16.5 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.9 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–16.5 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.9 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Electric mobility is becoming dynamic and fascinating – that’s a claim that applies to every Audi model. There are three drive variants to choose from for the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron. Their power output ranges from 125 kW (170 PS) with 310 Newton meters of torque in the Q4 35 e-tron up to 220 kW (299 PS, Maximum output)1 with 460 Newton meters in the Q4 e-tron quattro. These newcomers pair dynamism and sportiness with locally emission-free driving. Just as important for everyday use is the high range of up to 520 kilometers in the WLTP cycle for the Q4 40 e-tron.

 

Suitability for everyday driving also means setting standards for charging technology. Customers can recharge in about the same time it takes to refuel. Under optimal conditions, the Q4 40 e-tron is able to charge enough power to cover a distance of about 130 kilometers (80.78 miles) (WLTP) in roughly ten minutes. Moreover, the Audi e-tron charging service ensures access to around 210,000 public charging points in 26 countries in Europe, including 4,400 strong HPC (high power charging) terminals.

Audi Q4 35 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 16.7–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 19.1–17 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–16.5 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.9 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 40 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.7–16.3 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.1–17.3 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 35 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 16.7–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 19.1–17 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–16.5 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.9 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 40 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.7–16.3 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.1–17.3 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Compact measurements and an interior feel like in a luxury-class SUV

And what does the electric drive system have to do with the interior design? In the new Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron, a whole lot. Despite its compact outside measurements, with a length of 4.59 meters (15.06) feet, the new models have a wheelbase of 2.76 meters (9.06 feet), which creates a sense of space like in a large luxury-class SUV. The electric drive system is the basis for that. Even in the quattro model, with its electric all-wheel drive, the electric motors work on each axle separately. The drive shaft for the transmission is no longer necessary, which creates space for more legroom and completely new seating comfort in every seat.

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Fully digital: The Q4 e-tron is an e-mobility device

The pursuit of perfection in the interior is expressed through a fully digital user experience. The display concept’s intuitive user guidance and flat menu structure are persuasive. The display comprises four levels: the digital instrument cluster or Audi virtual cockpit for the driver, the central MMI touch display, the natural-language voice control, and the optional augmented reality (AR) head-up display – a technological highlight in the compact SUV class.

Augmented reality head-up display presents important information on the real-life outside world

Keyword augmented reality head-up display: the system in the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron reflects important information via the windshield. The information provided by some of the assist systems, the turning arrows of the navigation system, as well as its starting points and destinations are visually superimposed in the corresponding place on the real-life outside world. They appear to be floating at a distance of roughly ten meters from the driver. In some cases, depending on the situation, they can appear considerably further ahead. The driver can understand the displays very quickly without being confused or distracted by them.

 

An intuitive, clear operating structure: that is also how the three-level infotainment package is constructed. It ranges from MMI to MMI plus to MMI pro. The optional levels provide the online services of Audi connect, including the intelligent e-tron route planner for working out the optimal route that stays close to the public charging infrastructure. 

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

The digital instrument cluster is controlled via the steering wheel, where yet another novelty awaits. The new generation of steering wheels emphasizes the futuristic nature of the interior and has backlit touch surfaces for sliding and scrolling. For the first time, the steering wheel rim can be flattened on the top and bottom upon request.

 

Whether navigation voice output, a classical concert, or a rock festival: with SONOS, we have a new partner in the car for premium sound, setting the stage perfectly for all audio variants.

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Powerful, distinctive, aerodynamic, and with light signatures

  

Function meets form: With the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron, Audi is taking the next step in the design of its electrified models as well. The two compact SUVs bring into series production the body line that the Audi Q4 concept and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept show cars demonstrated at the beginning of 2019.

 

Striking proportions with short front overhangs, large wheels, and powerfully toned muscles – all lines are drawn with the greatest precision and the surface treatment is clear and pared back. In the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron, the especially low coupé-style roofline ends in an expressively designed rear where the spoiler sits deep on the two-part window.

 

Wind tunnel tests show how form and function are ideally blended. The Q4 e-tron achieves a cw value of 0.28 and the Sportback even gets to a drag coefficient of cw 0.26, setting the standard for aerodynamics. 

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Upon request, both of these compact electric SUVs can be driven off the assembly line with Matrix LED headlights – they always illuminate the road as brightly as possible without blinding other road users. The digital light signatures are a world first: the driver can switch between four signatures in the MMI touch operating system. At the rear, a light strip links the taillight units to each other.

 

Suitability for everyday driving paired with driving enjoyment, pathbreaking technical features, digital solutions, and an outstanding design – that is how Audi interprets the compact SUV’s electrified premium class in the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback.

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 18.2–15.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 21.3–17.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron: Power consumption, combined*: 17.9–15.6 kWh/100km (NEDC); 20.9–16.6 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

In only about

38

minutes

state of charge from five to 80 percent

A total of

26

recycled

1.5-liter PET bottles are used for each seat (optional)

Some

600,000

lines

of programming code in the augmented reality head-up display

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