German carmaker Audi has globally revealed its two entry-level electric offerings: – Q4 e-Tron and Q4 Sportback e-Tron. It is essentially an electric version of the standard Q4 and fourth dedicated electric offering from Audi, following the e-tron, e-tron Sportback, and e-tron GT. The Q4 e-Tron is available in three variants: 35, 40, and 50.
The Audi Q4 e-Tron is based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform, which also underpins the Volkswagen ID 4 and Skoda Enyaq. The brand has showcased the Q4 Sportback e-Tron in concept avatar at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, and happily, its final model retains most of the design elements from its concept. Essentially, it is a coupe-styled version of the standard Q4 with sporty design elements such as aggressively styled LED Matrix headlamps, large hexagonal grille, dynamic bumpers with sporty cutaways, sloping roofline, sleek LED connected taillamps, etc. The compact e-SUV also comes with different wheel sizes varying from 19 inches to 21 inches.
Inside, it gets a sporty cabin with key features such as a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display, Audi’s 10.1-inch MMI infotainment system (can be upsized to 11.6 inches), a voice assistant, a gaming console like squared steering with touch-sensitive controls, and ambient lighting. The other notable features include multiple driving modes, electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, lane exit assist, collision avoidance, side assist monitors, predictive efficiency assist, four surround-view cameras, eight ultrasonic sensors, and many more.
As mentioned above, the Audi Q4 e-Tron and its Sportback version are available in three variants. All these trims come with different power figures. Here are the details: –
Q4 & Q4 Sportback Variants
50 (Quattro model)
Range (as per WLTP)
Up to 349km
Up to 520km
Up to 497km
0-100kmph Acceleration Time
As the above table indicates, the Q4 e-tron range comprises three different powertrains, spearheaded by a Quattro model with a maximum output of 299PS. Attributes that all battery pack supports fast-charging up to 125kWh with charging times of around ten minutes for sufficient power to travel about 130 kilometers in ideal conditions.
The Audi Q4 e-tron and Sportback e-Tron will first go on sale in Europe in June 2021 at starting price of EUR 41,900 (approximately Rs 37.64 lakh). The brand could also launch both these offerings in the Indian market sometime in next year. Globally, it will compete with the Tesla Model Y, Volvo XC40 Recharge, and Mercedes-Benz EQA.