Audi broadens the electric car program with two new attractive electric cars. First, the Audi Q4 e-tron is offered in another four-wheel-drive version; second, the Audi Q4 45 e-tron quattro, which is expected to be a big seller. In addition, the Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron is added, which has the longest range in the electric car program with 528 km. Both models can now be ordered.
The fully electric Q4 Sportback e-tron, which will be launched this autumn, can now be ordered in another variant in addition to the 35 e-tron and 50 e-tron quattro. The new Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron has the longest range of all Audi electric cars with up to 528 km, according to WLTP. In the Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron, the rear axle is driven by an electric motor that delivers 204 hp. The Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron Proline has an approximate price of 57,000 euros.
Four-wheel drive is a matter of course in the Audi world. Audi’s four-wheel-drive 50 e-tron quattro is already a popular choice among customers. The program is now being expanded with another quattro version powered by two electric motors, one on each shaft. In the 45 e-tron quattro, they deliver 265 hp and make 0-100 km / h go in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 180 km / h. With a battery of 82 kW (gross), the range is up to 486 km, according to the WLTP standard. The Audi Q4 45 e-tron quattro Proline has an approximate price of 59,000 euros.
Audi manufactures the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron with a neutral carbon footprint, officially confirmed by the independent control body TÜV.
The production facility in Zwickau, where the Audi Q4 e-tron is manufactured, uses only green electricity. The suppliers of the battery cells are also required to use only electricity from renewable sources in their production processes. Emissions that are currently unavoidable are offset by certified climate protection projects validated by the non-profit organizations The Gold Standard or Verified Carbon Standard. If the car is charged with green electricity, it is thus carbon neutral throughout the life cycle.
Audi also works with its suppliers in all car projects to systematically promote responsible action. Since 2017, the German company has been reviewing its business partners through an in-house developed sustainability classification to make sure that the production process is carried out in a resource-saving manner and those social standards are complied with.
The Audi Q4 e-tron models are both versatile and practical in everyday life. In addition to plenty of space, high comfort and long-range, short charging times are also offered. Under ideal conditions, it only takes ten minutes to reach a range of about 130 kilometres (WLTP), thanks to the charging capacity of 125 kW.
Users of the e-tron Charging Service can now choose from 250,000 charging points in 26 European countries, including 5,841 ultra-fast charging stations (HPC). The development has progressed rapidly. At the launch of the service in February 2019, there were 72,000 charging points in 16 countries. Since then, not only has the number of charging points quadrupled, the proportion of fast-charging stations has also increased significantly.
The Q4 e-tron customers get advantageous conditions at IONITY charging stations.
To find the nearest charging station, both the myAudi app and the navigation system in the car are a great help. In addition to doing route planning, the myAudi app and navigation system can preview charging status information at connected stations in advance.
The standard equipment for the Audi Q4 45 e-tron quattro Proline and Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron Proline includes:
- 19-inch aluminium rims
- Assistance package with cruise control and parking sensors front and rear
- Lane assist (evasive warning), evasive manoeuvring assistant
- Audi pre sense emergency braking system
- LED headlights, headlight winding and rain sensor
- Comfort centre front armrest, Comfort air conditioning
- Multifunction steering wheel with flat upper & lower part, touch surfaces and paddles
- Progressive control (only 45 e-tron quattro)
- Audi sound system (8 speakers, incl. Subwoofer) and digital radio
- Roof rails in aluminium (not Sportback), Gloss package
- Heat pump, Charging system compact, Mode 3 charging cable
- Electrically operated tailgate
- Smartphone interface (Apple Carplay Wireless & Android Auto) and two extra USB-C ports
- Towbar preparation
- i-Size attachment points for a child seat for front passenger seats.
The Audi Q4 45 e-tron quattro Proline and Audi Q4 Sportback 40 e-tron can now be ordered on the European market.