Audi Australia has confirmed that the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron will be added to its Australian lineup, with an expected launch in mid-2024. These new models align with the brand's move toward electrification.
The Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron models are based on the Audi Q4 concept and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept cars, which were first presented in Europe in early 2019. In terms of size, they are comparable to the Audi Q3 and Q3 Sportback. Audi Australia anticipates the arrival of these electric counterparts in the compact SUV segment.
Details about the vehicles' specifications and drivetrains are yet to be announced. However, it has been confirmed that both SUV and Sportback body styles will be available for the Q4 e-tron.
The design of the Q4 e-tron includes short front overhangs, large wheels, and distinct body lines. The Q4 Sportback e-tron features a low roofline that concludes in a designed rear with a positioned spoiler.
Both models, the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron, aim to cater to a range of driving scenarios. Audi Australia plans to provide more comprehensive information about these vehicles in the subsequent months.
However, we can speculate based on overseas models specs.
Every Q4 e-tron model features a 77kWh battery (usable capacity). DC charging rates are upped to 135kW for rear-wheel drive variants and 175kW for those with all-wheel drive.
There's an enhancement in range. The Q4 Sportback 45 e-tron now claims a 562km range based on the WLTP cycle, a notable improvement from the earlier 528km benchmark set by the 40 wagon.
Each Q4 e-tron now incorporates a continuously activated synchronous electric motor for the rear axle, aiming for augmented efficiency and power.
The rear-wheel drive 45 variants deliver 210kW and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds. When equipped with all-wheel drive, the acceleration slightly improves to 6.6 seconds, although the power remains the same.
Highlighting the lineup, the all-wheel drive 55 versions output 250kW and achieve a 0-100km/h sprint in 5.4 seconds.
All variants have been capped at a maximum speed of 180km/h.
Prospective customers can register their interest in the new Audi Q4 e-tron via Audi Australia's online platform.
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