- The Q4 e-tron concept has an electric range of 450 kilometres.
- Production-ready model to arrive by end-2020 as Audi’s fifth electric model.
Audi has taken the wraps off the all-new Q4 e-tron concept at the ongoing 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Based on the same underpinning as the e-tron electric SUV, 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.
The Q4 e-tron concept is based on the same MEB platform as the bigger and the first series production EV – the e-tron. It measures 4.59 meters in length with a wheelbase of 2.77 meters and its overall dimensions are slightly smaller than the Q5. Design wise, 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 raked D-pillar suggests that this would be the much awaited Q4 coupe-crossover which was to be positioned between the Q3 and Q5. The rear LED tail light panel is akin to the one seen on the e-tron SUV and is now the new Audi signature. The aggressive diffuser on the rear bumper adds to the style quotient of the rather simple looking crossover. The cabin is everything that one would expect of a concept car from Ingolstadt. There is a large Virtual Cockpit behind the steering wheel, while the driver-focused dash looks minimalistic yet ready for production.
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).
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.