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Audi Q4 e-tron / Q4 Sportback e-tron Compact Electric Crossover

MSRP 41900 EURNEX score 67%

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Product Overview

Audi Q4 e-tron is compact an electric crossover that sits between the Q3 and Q5. It is available both with a standard roof or a sloped "coupe" roof, which is named in Audi-speak Sportback.
The Q4 e-tron is available with three power levels and two battery sizes. The 50 e-tron has two AC electric motors driving both axles, while the 35 and 40 e-tron each has a single AC motor driving the rear wheels. Performance is on par with the latest Q5 from 2020.
A somewhat interesting characteristic of the Q4 e-tron is the adoption of MacPherson struts at the front axles: Traditionally, Audi has always favored multi-link setups. Unsurprisingly, the Q4 e-tron is available with a range of increasingly large wheels. Starting from 19 inches, they go all the way to 21 inches. This reflects the emphasis now placed on how the car looks over the driving dynamics.
Inside, the new Q4 e-tron is packed with the latest car techs and driver aid systems. Notable is the center console that is oriented towards the driver, giving the interior a "cockpit" feel.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent electric range
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 67% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Good range
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Impressive range
Cons
  • Lack of practicality
  • Lack of standard kit
  • Lacklustre cabin quality
  • Expensive compared to the e-Tron GT
  • Expensive compared to rivals
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Specifications

Variants:
35 e-tron
40 e-tron
50 e-tron

Chassis

Chassis Type
Unitary steel/aluminum composite construction
Suspension | Front
McPherson
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Turning Circle
11.1 m

Construction

35 e-tronBattery | Capacity
51.5 kWh
40 e-tronBattery | Capacity
76.6 kWh
50 e-tronBattery | Capacity
76.6 kWh
Body Style
Compact crossover, Electric vehicle
Platform
Volkswagen MEB

Dimensions

Size | Height
1632 mm
Size | Length
4588 mm
Size | Width
1865 mm
35 e-tronWeight
1965 kg
40 e-tronWeight
2125 kg
50 e-tronWeight
2210 kg
Wheelbase
2764 mm

Performance

35 e-tronAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.0 sec
40 e-tronAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
8.5 sec
50 e-tronAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.2 sec
Coefficient Of Drag
0.26 Sportback / 0.28 Standard
35 e-tronElectric Range
306-341 km
40 e-tronElectric Range
466-520 km
50 e-tronElectric Range
441-488 km
35 e-tronFuel Economy
17.0-19.1 kWh /100km
40 e-tronFuel Economy
17.3-19.3 kWh/100km
50 e-tronFuel Economy
17.9-20 kWh/100km
35 e-tronTop Speed
160 km/h
40 e-tronTop Speed
160 km/h
50 e-tronTop Speed
180 km/h
Towing Capacity
2400 kg

Powertrain

35 e-tronDrivetrain Layout
RWD
40 e-tronDrivetrain Layout
RWD
50 e-tronDrivetrain Layout
AWD
35 e-tronEngine | Power
170 PS peak / 95 PS continuous
40 e-tronEngine | Power
204 PS peak / 95 PS continuous
50 e-tronEngine | Power
265 PS peak / 299 PS Boost Mode / 105 PS continuous
35 e-tronEngine | Torque
310 Nm
40 e-tronEngine | Torque
310 Nm
50 e-tronEngine | Torque
460 Nm
35 e-tronEngine | Type
Single rear-axle AC motor APP310
40 e-tronEngine | Type
Single rear-axle AC motor APP310
50 e-tronEngine | Type
Dual AC motors AKA150 front + APP310 rear
Transmission | Gears
1-speed

Production

Debut
2021-03
Made In
Germany

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The Q4 E-tron 50 Sportback Quattro is Audi's first foray into EVs for ordinary motorists. It has fastback styling, four-wheel drive, the bigger of two offered battery packs, two electric motors instead of one (one front, one rear, producing a combined 294bhp) and delivers brisk 0-62mph acceleration of 6.2sec. It's not truly sporty, because of its height and bulk, but it is smooth and serene to drive.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent four-wheel drive
Cons
  • Not particularly sporty

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 54%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
This is a quiet, refined, mature-feeling and fairly precise-handling zero-emissions family car. In many ways, it’s precisely the sort you’d have expected Audi to make - but not in every way. It has impressive space and practicality and creditable electric range, too. But it doesn’t have the classic Audi design appeal you might have expected of it.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Decent range
  • Decent electric range
  • Good range
Cons
  • Lacklustre cabin quality
  • Lack of practicality

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score 42%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Audi’s cousin of the Skoda Enyaq iV and Volkswagen ID 4 in this form gets a 77kWh battery (as in the 40) and two motors, together offering up 295bhp and 339lb ft. The healthy 94bhp uptick over the 40 means the 50 Quattro is 1.3sec quicker from 0-62mph. A flat floor and wheels pushed right out into the corners combine to provide plenty of room, and the three-stack dashboard arrangement looks smart.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Punchy, punchy powertrain
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • No adaptive dampers
  • Lack of sophistication

autocar[4]

Sentiment Score 48%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
, our choice, Sport, sits below S line and Vorsprung but is still well equipped. As standard, the car comes with 19in alloy wheels, front sports seats, tri-zone air conditioning, a 10.1in touchscreen running Audi’s MMI infotainment system. At £52,685 all in, our car costs a good £10,000 more than similarly positioned more mainstream rivals.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek, practical cabin
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Expensive for what it offers
  • Interior feels plasticky

autoexpress[5]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The all-electric Q4 e-tron SUV ticks all the boxes for family life. It is expected to become the German company’s biggest seller behind the A3 hatchback. Outshines other premium mid-size SUV rivals, such as the Mercedes EQA, on range, with a claimed maximum of 316 miles.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • High-quality interior
Cons
  • Expensive compared to rivals
  • Lack of standard kit

autoexpress[6]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Q4 e-tron is shared with Volkswagen's ID.3 and 4, Skoda's Enyaq and the upcoming Cupra Born. But it's full of Audi flavour with a host of advanced tech and cabin quality, plus design that's a step more premium than its siblings. As is its price, starting from £40,750 going up to £65,070.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Decent infotainment system
Cons
  • Expensive for what you get

autoexpress[7]

Sentiment Score 61%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
There's still a good amount of room on offer, though not quite of the Q7-rivalling vastness the brand has hinted at. Knee and legroom is particularly good, but footroom feels constricted. Materials higher up in the cabin are of good quality, but the reliance on shiny black piano-style plastic on large swathes of the car's dash and doors is a little telling.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful 50 quattro powertrain
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Not as good as the regular Q4
  • Not as comfortable as the Q7

autoexpress[8]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Q4 e-tron is Audi's first EV based on the VW Group MEB architecture, shared with the Volkswagen ID.4, Skoda Enyaq and the upcoming Cupra Born. It'll be on sale later this year from around £40,000, positioned as a rival for the Mercedes EQA, Volvo XC40 Recharge and BMW iX3. Audi has not yet revealed the official powertrain stats for the newcomer.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Elegant looks
  • Powerful engine
Cons
  • Lack of practicality
  • Not the most fun to drive

autoexpress[9]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Electric cars tend to be significantly smoother and quieter than combustion-engined alternatives. But the peace in the Mercedes is let down slightly by a high-pitched whine from the motor under hard acceleration. The throttle response can feel inconsistent, too; it means that when you try to crawl along in traffic it can be harder than it should be to maintain a constant speed.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Impressive range
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment tech
Cons
  • No 5.0-litre option
  • High floor space

carmagazine[10]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The Q4 e-Tron is available in both SUV and Sportback shapes. The 40 comes with 201bhp and 228lb ft of torque, with an 82kWh battery that'll squeeze in 80 miles of charge in just 10 minutes – provided you have a compatible charger to hand. Top speed is 99mph for mid-range Q4, while range can stretch to 316 miles. The rear is commendably roomy.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Elegant looks
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of space
Cons
  • Lack of infotainment tech

carmagazine[11]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The top-of-the-line Q4 50 e-Tron quattro costs over £10k less than the base full-size e-tron SUV. A 10-minute plug-in stint typically extends the range by 80 miles. The official consumption spectrum ranges from 3.0 to 3.8 miles per kWh. Up front, there is enough room to swing a tiger kitten.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Class-leading electric performance
  • Powerful engines
Cons
  • Expensive compared to the e-Tron GT

User Reviews

References

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2. ^ Audi Q4 E-tron 40 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/audi/q4-e-tron/first-drives/audi-q4-e-tron-40-2021-uk-review. 2021-06-22. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
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