Audi Q4 series gains new long-range & AWD variants in Europe

The Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron are available in additional variants. For the SUV coupe, there’s a long-range RWD variant ‘Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron,’ while the SUV has gained the ‘Q4 45 e-tronquattro.’

Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron

The Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron delivers the longest range in not only the Q4 series but across the Audi e-tron range. It can travel up to 534 km or 332 miles in the WLTP cycle. It has a single electric motor located at the rear, producing 150 kW (204 PS/201 bhp) of power and 310 Nm of torque. A 0-100 km/h sprint takes 8.5 seconds, and the top speed is 160 km/h (99 mph). A 76.6 kWh (net)/82 kWh (gross) battery pack feeds the electric motor. The price of the Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron in Germany is EUR 49,500.

Audi Q4 45 e-tron quattro
The Q4 45 e-tron quattro (pictured) is the most affordable AWD configuration in the Q4 range. Image Source: Audi

Audi Q4 45 e-tron quattro

The Audi Q4 45 e-tron quattro also has two electric motors, one at the front and one at the rear. However, these motors generate a lower 195 kW (265 PS/261 bhp) and 425 Nm. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h takes 6.9 seconds, and the top speed is 180 km/h. With 220 kW (299 PS/295 bhp) of power and 460 Nm of torque, the Q4 50 e-tron quattro can hit naught to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds – 0.7 seconds quicker, but its top speed is the same – 180 km/h (112 mph).

The Q4 45 e-tronquattro variant is for customers that require AWD capability at a lower price – not with a longer range because the range difference isn’t significant. Both Q4 45 e-tronquattro and Q4 50 e-tronquattro have a 76.6 kWh (net)/82 kWh (gross) battery pack and their range figures in the WLTP cycle are 490 km (305 miles) and 488 km (303 miles), respectively. The former costs EUR 50,900, while the latter retails at a EUR 2,700 higher price – EUR 53,600, in Germany.

The Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron should arrive in the U.S. toward the end of the year. Pricing for the Q4 e-tron is planned to start under USD 45,000. Audi has not revealed the variants or specifications for the U.S. market at this time.

Audi Q4 e-tron FAQs

What is the Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback range?

The Q4 e-tron Sportback range (WLTP) is 534 km or 332 miles.

Which electric cars are considered Q4 e-tron Sportback rivals?

The Q4 e-tron Sportback rivals the Tesla Model Y primarily.

What is the Q4 e-tron Sportback electric price?

The Q4 e-tron Sportback’s prices in Germany start at EUR 43,900.

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