Audi Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron Quattro variant spotted in the wild

A grey Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron (Audi Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron Quattro) has been spotted on a test in Germany by Instagram account audipics_de. With the Q4 having been officially revealed, Audi is testing prototypes a light disguise. Here’s everything we know about the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron so far:

Exterior

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) electric 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.

Interior

Features on the Q4 Sportback e-tron include a 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. The luggage compartment provides 535 liters (18.9 cu ft) of cargo space, which can be increased to 1,460 liters (51.6 cu ft) by folding down the rear-seat backrests. 

Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron interior dashboard
The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron features a new steering wheel that has a flattened rim at the top and bottom and backlit touch surfaces. Image Source: Audi

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.

Powertrain

The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron will be 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 will be offered in a 35 e-tron variant, and the higher-capacity battery pack in a 50 e-tron variant. The Q4 Sportback e-tron can be charged 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).

Release Date

The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron U.S. release is now expected towards the end of this year. Audi hasn’t disclosed the Q4 Sportback e-tron prices yet. It plans to price the Q4 e-tron model line, in which the Q4 e-tron should be cheaper than the Q4 Sportback e-tron, from under USD 45,000. The company expects the EV model line to qualify for up to USD 7,500 in federal tax incentives. It sources the Q4 e-tron models from the Volkswagen Zwickau plant in 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 could start at around $45,000 in the United States.

Which models are regarded Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron rivals?

The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron will rival the Tesla Model Y, Mercedes EQC & BMW iX3.

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