Audi presents its fourth electric car from the brand’s EV lineup and the first Audi put on electric MEB architecture also used by VW, SEAT and Skoda cars.
Among multiple electric concepts shown at the Geneva Motor Show, the 2019 Audi Q4 e-tron looks the most realistic and closest to series production.
The pre-production prototype is designed in the brand style. We do not expect it will change too much on its way to the assembly line, except the 22-inch wheels (may decrease in size) and door handles (should appear).
The Q4 e-tron uses a special Solar Sky coating that is able to reflect sunlight, helps reduce heating inside and decrease load on the air conditioner.
The Q4 e-tron is larger a bit than the Q3 crossover. The show car is 4,590mm long, 1,900mm wide and 1,610mm high. The wheelbase is 2,770mm.
Interestingly, it is the first premium car built on the mass-market modular electrification platform (MEB). The concept is a 4-seater, albeit a production version will get five seats.
The interior of the Audi Q4 e-tron is partly made of recycled materials, special multilayer paint is used for the surfaces instead of chrome decor. The cabin is equipped with a large touchscreen display and a digital instrument panel.
The all-wheel drive Audi Q4 e-tron is powered by a pair of electric motors with total 306hp (340 lb-ft/460Nm) and 82kWh battery pack. Its driving range (WLTP cycle) exceeds 280 miles (450km).
It takes 6.3 seconds for the vehicle to accelerate, while the top speed is limited at modest 112mph (180 km/h).
The premiere of the series version is scheduled for the 2nd half of 2020. Three electric Audis will enter the market during this period: the e-tron Sportback, Q2 L e-tron (for China), e-tron GT.
The 2019 Audi Q4 e-tron will be one of the premium compact electric SUVs hitting the market, alongside the upcoming Tesla Model Y and BMW iX3.