The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron is now available to configure in the USA. The all-electric compact SUV coupe is available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims at USD 52,700, USD 55,500, and USD 59,000, respectively. Audi expects the Q4 Sportback e-tron to qualify for up to USD 7,500 in federal tax incentives.
Here’s everything we know about the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron so far:
The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron features the brand-typical face with a Singleframe grille and wedge-shaped headlamps. The headlamps are reminiscent of the Q8 Sportback, and they are Matrix LED units. The Q4 Sportback e-tron and the Q4 are the first models in the auto industry to feature digital light signatures; the driver can select from four different signatures. The shape of the Singleframe is similar to the concept version, and it is a structured closed surface within a broad, almost upright octagonal frame. It has a mesh design with chrome detailing and looks posher.
The Q4 Sportback e-tron is differentiated from the Q4 e-tron with a low coupe-style roofline. At the rear, the spoiler of the 4.59-meter (180.7-inch) SUV coupe sits deep on the two-part window and, like on the electric SUV, a light strip connects the combination lamps to each other. The spoiler sits lower on the steeply raked pillar, and because of the design, an extra range of 12 km (7 miles) is possible compared to the Q4 e-tron.
The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron features a relatively traditional interior in the times when EVs are going overboard on minimalism, and many customers may appreciate that. The dashboard is chunky enough to let you know you’re sitting in an SUV, but not still not too big to compromise the space for the front passengers. It features sharp lines, a decorative trim panel (on the passenger side), a tilted central display, and a digital instrument cluster residing like a diamond between two vertical AC vents.
Like in the Q4 Sportback e-tron concept, the center console creates a floating effect, and the designers have been able to make it because it doesn’t need to hold a gear lever or hand brake actuation elements. While the concept SUV coupe featured a strip of thin buttons for controlling the air conditioning, the production SUV has bigger, conventional buttons for the same.
10.25 inch Audi virtual cockpit, the MMI infotainment system with an 11.6-inch touchscreen display, natural-language voice control activated with “Hey Audi”, a double-spoke steering wheel with touch buttons, center airbag, and augmented reality head-up display are some of the main interior features of the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron. There’s 26.1 cubic feet of storage space in the rear of the electric SUV coupe.
In Europe, the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron is available with 51.5 kWh (net)/55 kWh (gross) and 76.6 kWh (net)/82 kWh (gross) battery pack options that give a range of up to 349 km (217 miles) and 497 km (309 miles), respectively. The lower-capacity battery pack is available in a 35 e-tron variant and the higher-capacity battery pack in a 50 e-tron quattro variant. Customers can charge the Q4 Sportback e-tron at up to 125 kW using direct current and at up to 11 kW with alternating current.
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The Q4 Sportback 35 e-tron has a single motor (rear) generating 125 kW (170 PS/168 hp) and 310 Nm (228.6 lb-ft) of torque. It can reach from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 9.0 seconds and achieve a top speed of 160 km/h (99 mph). The Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron quattro has two motors (front and rear) delivering 220 kW (299 PS/295 hp) and 460 Nm (339.3 lb-ft) of torque. It can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.2 seconds and attain a higher top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph).
In the U.S.
In the U.S., Audi offers the Q4 Sportback e-tron in the 50 e-tron quattro variant. With 295 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque, the U.S.-spec Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron quattro can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds and attain a top speed of 112 mph. The company expects its 76.6 kWh (net)/82 kWh (gross) battery pack to deliver an EPA-estimated range of 241 miles. The maximum charging rate is 9.6 kW (AC)/125 kW (DC). Charging from 0-100% SoC on AC at 9.6 kW takes nine hours.
Deliveries of the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron in the U.S. will begin towards the end of this year. It will imported from the same production site as the VW ID.4, the Volkswagen Zwickau plant (Germany).
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron FAQs
What is the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron release date?
The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron U.S. release is officially expected to take place toward the end of 2021.
What will be the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron price?
The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron prices start at USD 52,700 in the United States.
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