the audi Q4 e-tron in all its glory.
What’s happening at audi. Electromobility has been a priority for the ingolstadt company for some time now, but the Q4 e-tron is the first implementation that fits into the fleets.
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Soft lines, fewer edges, more organic shapes. What others are already practicing is now also catching on with ingolstadt’s designers. Nice. For now, audi design is evolving after years of innovation drought. Variety is the order of the day without leaving the traditional style paths. Two body styles.
Like the Q3, Q4 and e-tron, the electrically powered Q4 is available in two body styles. Q4 SUV and Q4 sportback are what audi calls them. The sleeker one costs around 1 euro, adjusted for equipment.000 euros more and slips through the wind for it with a CW value of 0.26. With the SUV it is a respectable 0.28. The smooth underbody "special exterior mirrors and the closed front are just as much a part of this as the roller blind behind the four rings, which opens or closes depending on the air demand.
Audi Q4 e-tron
The e-engines are also cooled. In the case of the top model (50 quattro), two power packages are used. An asynchronous engine at the front weighing around 60 kilograms, and a 90-kilogram synchronous motor at the rear. In between are the batteries, which in the case of the top model weigh 500 kilograms. They donate 76.6 kilowatt hours of energy, which should be enough for just under 500 kilometers (inner-city) according to WLT calculations. This battery is also installed in the e-tron 40 with rear-wheel drive, which thus cracks the 500 mark. The entry-level model is the e-tron 35, which gets by on 51.5 kWh.
Watch out: 60.000-euro limit
The two rear-wheel drive comes in the pleasure of the 9.000-euro subsidy, combined from the manufacturer’s share and government subsidies. With the 50, the 1.500 euro. With him, care must also be taken not to exceed the mark of 60.000 euros gross. Because then, instead of the attractive 0.25 percent tax, 0.5 percent is due. Still attractive, but how often are all-wheel drive and 299 hp needed?? The driving performance is delightful but pure waste. Because e-car drivers usually maintain a relaxed driving style. And even the 204-hp version of the rear-wheel-drive Q4 40 is fun to drive and is quickly.
Car test audi Q4 e-tron
Propulsion ends at 160 km/h, the quattro can do 20 more. But the sweet spot is 130 km/h of the big e-cars. And the 170-horsepower basic version is relaxed. However, the newcomer only charges at a maximum of 7.2 kW at the wallbox. This is not state of the art. And customers can’t even get an 11-kW charging option, which is mandatory on the 40 and 50, for a surcharge of. To be honest, not much needs to be added to the basic equipment in the Q4 40, but there are a few things that make it a "coherent" car E-car belongs.
We recommend the audi sound package for 244 euros (net) or even the sonos system for 588 euros. It also tells a good story: audi is latin and means "listen, or just "listen, what audi used to be called. Sonos comes from "sonor and means "sound – in your own language. So pot and lid are united. The acoustic glazing directs the sound inside and the noise outside in the interplay for a small entrance fee to the concert.
To perfect the orchestra, the panoramic sunroof would be an option. It brightens up the interior and lets birdsong in if necessary. Steering wheel heating for 1.815 euros heated seats and steering wheel are a must. The first one always costs 286 euros. The warm hands are actually available for 151 euros. But this detail requires the "assistance package plus" to be ordered (rearview camera, ACC and front parking beeper), the paddle shifters and the climate package, which together break 1.815 euros. With the smartphone package, two cell phones can be operated simultaneously.
One is stuck in the perhaps most perfect inductive charging position. Wireless windshield heating is a solution for the cold season and does not produce any reflexes at night due to oncoming vehicle headlights. Another tip: the heat pump. This helps maintain range in cold conditions, but costs 832 euros. Let’s move on to the chassis, the Q4’s cream of the crop. The adaptive suspension (1.160 euros) is probably one of the most balanced in the compact and mid-range segment. We don’t know how the standard chassis will drive.
Here helps the self-test, which perhaps saves cash in a double sense. Because as just outlined, the Q4 quickly arrives and over the 60.000 mark and you might get annoyed every month when you look at your pay slip. Then even the great space offered by the Q4 is of little consolation. There is plenty of space. Even the sport seats, which are available at extra cost, are wide, which is less annoying than the fixed headrests.
Because these constantly greet pigtail wearers and upright sitters at the back of the head. The dashboard also protrudes boldly and imposingly; it is anything but graceful, but the button selection there for quick operation is convincing. The choice of materials is not quite audi-like. plastic looks exactly like this and the piano lacquer already has fine scratches on the test cars. In addition, the high-gloss vehicle key looks like 2.500 kilometers of heavy use. Nevertheless, the workmanship and above all the electrical workmanship are right.