It was hardly ever marketed and actually tested on Caradisiac. Audi is taking advantage of the Munich Motor Show to highlight its 100% electric range “e-tron”. The “mainstream” ambassador for this group at the moment is the new compact Q4 e-Tron SUV. It is also the coupe version of the Sportback that is shown on the Audi platform.
The SUV is based on the Volkswagen MEB Group platform for electrification. It is the technical cousin of the Skoda Enyaq and Volkswagen ID.4. Fortunately, the look is so well distinct, we recognize an Audi at first glance. Thus, we have an octagonal grid dedicated to brand adventurers. It requires electricity, it is closed. The grille is marked with a black frame that connects to optics, as on the Q8. Nice detail: With the Matrix LED headlights, you can choose from several light signatures. In the profile we note the shortened front protrusion, which is an element that is attached to the electrical base. At the rear, as on the large e-tron, the lights form a scope.
The Sportback features a fast-sinking roof and a very sloping edge. A spoiler crosses it from its base, this will not improve rear view! The two silhouettes have the same length: 4.59 meters.
The instrument panel corresponds to the latest production Audi, and is therefore similar to that of the A3, with angular shapes and a central touchscreen display oriented towards the driver. This one is 11.6 inches larger. Among the distinguishing elements of the Q4s are the floating element that includes the gear selector and the futuristic-looking steering wheel with touch controls. Another futuristic element: the head-up display in augmented reality: the information appears to be floating in front of the car. In the field of view, the arrow shows you the exact path to follow.
The advantage of the MEB platform, with its large wheelbase, is that it provides passengers with space similar to the top class. It is successful, as we saw at the Munich Motor Show. No wonder also on the trunk side that advertises 520 liters and 535 liters for the Sportback Coupe.
Q4 will offer several technical configurations. The Q4 35 e-tron Access has a 170 hp rear-wheel drive and 52 kWh (net capacity) battery. Autonomy does not exceed 350 km. The mid-range Q4 40 e-tron, currently dedicated to the regular silhouette, also has a single rear engine, but it is more powerful, with 204 hp. There is mostly a large battery of 77 kWh, which gives the best range of 520 km. Finally, the best-in-class 50 e-tron quattro has two motors, one on each axle, resulting in electric all-wheel drive. The power is 299 hp. It has a 77 kWh battery, and it has a range of about 500 km. Udi hinted that mathematical variants would follow.
The Q4 was launched in France in the spring of 2021 with a base of 42,800 euros, allowing it to take advantage of the maximum bonus (less than 45,000 euros).
Karadisia Moment: Germans love Audi
At the opening of the Audi stand, we could see the enthusiasm on the part of the public who rushed to discover the concept of the Grand Sphere and E-Tron GT. If Munich is the home of BMW, Audi has maintained a very good rating.
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