Audi dealers will start accepting orders for the new Q4 e-tron electric crossover this month, which is priced from £40,750 and offers a range of up to 316 miles.
The new model shares a platform with the recently launched VW ID4 and Skoda Enyaq iV. It will be offered in SUV and Sportback bodystyles, the latter of which will be available from June.
At the entry-level, the Q4 35 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback 35 e-tron use a compact 52kWh battery and a 170PS electric motor. This is sufficient for 9.0-second 0-62mph acceleration and a WLTP-certified range of up to 208 miles on a full charge.
The Audi Q4 40 e-tron is equipped with a larger 77kWh battery and a 204PS motor, reducing the 0-62mph sprint time to 8.5 seconds and boosting range to 316 miles. Prices for this version start at £44,990.
At the top of the range, priced from £51,370, the Q4 50 e-tron quattro and Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron quattro utilise the same 77kWh battery but have two electric motors giving all-wheel-drive. Power output is raised to 299PS, while a range of 295 miles is expected.
The Q4’s footprint places it between a Q3 and Q5 in terms of size. It also offers a 520-litre luggage compartment.
Aerodynamics formed a key part of the Q4 e-tron’s design and its body helps to maximise the available driving range by reducing drag. On the Q4 Sportback e-tron, the spoiler sits much lower on the split and steeply raked rear window, which helps to enhance its range by around seven miles.
Quick and easy charging is another element that Audi was keen to integrate into the Q4 e-tron. The smaller battery has a charging capacity of 100kW, while the larger unit can accept 125kW. This allows a charge from 5-80% in 38 minutes.
S line and Edition 1 versions of the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron are equipped as standard with a sport suspension featuring particularly driver-focused spring and damper settings that also lower the body by 15 millimetres.
Along with the entry level Sport model, these versions are also available with adaptive dampers. Included as part of the standard Vorsprung specification, its control unit manages the characteristics of the suspension in line with the driving situation.
Inside, the Q4 features Audi’s Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster and a new 11.6-inch infotainment screen – the biggest fitted to an Audi model to date.
There is also a new augmented reality head-up display, which projects important information onto the windscreen. Key information and symbols appear to be floating virtually at a physical distance of roughly ten metres from the driver, and depending on the situation can even appear further ahead in some cases.
The Q4 e-tron is available to order now with UK customer cars coming in June. The Q4 e-tron Sportback will be available to order in June with UK customer cars arriving in September.
The Audi Q4 e-tron UK OTR pricing (Q4 Sportback e-tron pricing TBC)
Audi Q4 35 e-tron Sport £40,750
Audi Q4 35 e-tron S line £42,850
Audi Q4 35 e-tron Edition 1 £46,945
Audi Q4 35 e-tron Vorsprung £54,450
Audi Q4 40 e-tron Sport £44,990
Audi Q4 40 e-tron S line £47,090
Audi Q4 40 e-tron Edition 1 £51,185
Audi Q4 40 e-tron Vorsprung £58,690
Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro Sport £51,370
Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro S line £53,470
Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro Edition 1 £57,565
Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro Vorsprung £65,070