What is the Reference Premium Electric SUV?

What is the Reference Premium Electric SUV?

Audi Q4 e-tron is placed between Q3 and Q5 with its size of 4.59 meters. If the last two are not 100% electric, the Q4 is and is based on the MEB platform dedicated to electric vehicles from the Volkswagen group. The platform that we find mainly on Skoda Enyaq and Volkswagen ID.4.

Audi’s third electric car after the luxury e-tron and e-tron GT sedan, Audi then promises 20 electric models in France in 2025. The Audi Q4 is available in two body styles. The “classic” version, shall we say, and the Sportback variant with a faster profile and a pronounced roof drop.

Audi Q4 e-tron

The Q4 electric motor is located on the rear axle for the 35 (170 hp) and 40 (204 hp) two-wheel versions, and is supported by a second motor on the front axle for the four-wheel version. quattro (299 hp), our test version in this article.

The Audi Q4 e-tron offers two battery capacities: 55 kWh for the entry-level model Q4 35, which shows 310 km of autonomy, and 82 kWh for the Q4 40 and 50 quattro versions, which announce autonomy of 472 and 412 km . According to other versions, the freedom can even rise to more than 500 km, depending on the equipment chosen. The Q4 supports fast charging up to 125 kW of direct current to restore a full charge in 30 minutes at a fast terminal.

Audi Q4 e-tron charging socket

Before we hit the road, let’s go inside first. The Q4’s dashboard is inspired by that of the Audi A3, with well-thought-out ergonomics and a finish worthy of high-end models. The comfortable driving position and the quality of the seats in the “S line” finish complete the quality interior, both with two screens, one for the instruments, the other, for touch and in the middle of the dashboard, for the infotainment system. These two screens have good graphic quality and an augmented reality head-up display that provides guidance on off-road projects that comes in handy.

The Audi Q4 offers great space thanks to its generous wheelbase (2.76 m), which benefits the rear seats, where passengers can stretch their legs. With a trunk volume of 520 liters, the Q4 tops all family SUVs.

Audi Q4 e-tron trunk

At the first meters, the silence of the electric impulse immediately gives a smile, especially for this type of car intended to transport his small family in comfort. The combination of 21-inch rims and adaptive damping is good, and the car is still quite powerful despite the undeniable emphasis on comfort. Paddles on the steering wheel allow you to adjust the regenerative power of the engine by adding mode B.

Our 299 hp version of the 50 doesn’t miss a punch, especially when 460 Nm is immediately available. This version offers a more “sporty” car, a very impressive speed with 0 to 100 km / h in 6.2 seconds and faultless traction thanks to the four-wheel drive.

The interior of the Audi Q4 e-tron

In terms of consumption, we noted around 18 kWh/100 km. At this level, the autonomy would reach 440 km, a figure in line with the previous promise and therefore the Q4 shows that the autonomy is no longer a problem every day, taking more than a week with a charge. Its ability to travel, on the other hand, is directly related to the density of the payment network.

The Audi Q4 starts at 50,900 euros for the standard version and 52,900 euros for the Sportback version. The average price of the Audi Q4 e-tron will be close to 65,000 euros, which will remove the model from the ecological bonus of 2,000 euros many times.