The 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron Specs & Pricing Announced
【Summary】Audi recently announced specifications and prices for its two new battery-powered offerings- the 2022 Q4 e-tron and the Q4 e-tron Sportback.
Volkswagen's luxury brand Audi is expanding its all-electric portfolio in the U.S. by adding two new battery-only models- the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 e-tron Sportback.
Audi recently announced specifications and prices for its two new electric offerings. With the addition of these new models, the Ingolstadt-based automaker's EV lineup in the U.S. will include five battery-electric vehicles by the end of the year.
The Q4 e-tron is also based on Volkswagen Group's MEB platform, which also underpins the new VW ID.4 SUV.
Initially, the Q4 e-tron will be available in three variants - the "40 e-tron", "50 e-tron quattro" and "Sportback 50 e-tron quattro."
The entry-level Q4 40 e-tron will come equipped with a rear-wheel-drive layout and a starting MSRP of $43,900. The other variants get a dual-motor setup. The all-wheel-drive Audi Q4 50 e-tron quattro is priced at $49,900, while the high-performance Sportback model is only available in all-wheel-drive and starts at $52,700.
The base model, Q4 40 e-tron comes with a 150 kW synchronous motor. The more powerful Q4 e-tron variants are fitted with an additional 80 kW asynchronous motor, which bumps the system's combined power output up to 220 kW.
The single motor (rear-mounted) Q4 40 produces 229 lb-ft of peak torque and 201 HP of power. Thanks to the additional boost from the second electric motor, the powertrain of the all-wheel-drive variants churns out a respectable 295 HP of maximum power and 339 lb-ft of torque.
Short overhangs and a wheelbase of just over 9 feet gives the Q4 e-tron a compact silhouette. Interestingly enough, the car's interiors do not give you the feeling of a small car. The cabin offers the space of a full-size SUV.
The Sportback variants of the EV rides on larger 20-inch wheels, while the other two models come with standard 19-inch rims. All versions of the Q4 e-tron are equipped with all-season tires.
As of now, Audi has only disclosed the range figures of the Q4 50 model, which is estimated to be 241 miles. However, there is a possibility that Q4 40 may offer slightly more range, as AWD EV models are usually not as efficient as RWD models.
Audi is currently accepting orders for all of the new Q4 e-tron models, which will arrive in the U.S. by the end of the year.
In Europe, these models can be ordered with an optional heat pump for better cold weather performance, which is something that is not available for the U.S. markets as of now.
Manish Kharinta is a automotive writer based in the Los Angeles area. He has worked for automotive industry websites TheSmokingClutch.com, CarDekho.com and CarBikeindia.com. His experience ranges from covering auto shows, to car reviews and breaking automotive news. Manish aims to bring forth his unique perspective on automotive design and technological innovations in the automotive industry.
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