Audi has unveiled a slew of upgrades for its popular electric SUVs, the Q4 e-tron and its sibling, the Q4 Sportback e-tron. These improvements range from more powerful motors to expedited charging capabilities.
The all-wheel-drive versions can now leverage a maximum of 175 kW from a DC outlet, while the rear-wheel-drive models boast a charging power of 135 kW. Achieved by altering battery chemistry, this enhancement slashes the charging time from 10 to 80% down to just 28 minutes. The battery remains at a net value of 77 kWh. Additionally, a new battery management system ensures the optimal battery temperature following intensive charging or usage.
The Q4 e-tron now also sports a new rear axle motor. Standard across all models, this synchronous motor churns out 282 horsepower. With this engine, the Audi Q4 Sportback 45 e-tron claims a range of 561 kilometers, a slight increment from the previous 534 kilometers.
The dynamic performance also sees a boost. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint is achieved in 6.7 seconds. Opt for the 45 e-tron quattro all-wheel-drive, and you shave off an additional tenth, completing the sprint in 6.6 seconds. And for those who go for the top-of-the-line 55 e-tron, a blistering sprint time of 5.4 seconds awaits.
On the mechanical front, the Audi Q4 e-tron has refined all three suspension variants – standard, sport, and adaptive sport shock absorbers. These changes promise enhanced comfort, stability, and a more engaged steering experience.
Standard features now also include Audi’s navigation, the Audi Connect infotainment system, the digital Audi Cockpit dashboard, electric tailgate operation, and heated seats. Aesthetically, Audi rolls out new 21-inch bronze-finished wheels, Matrix LED technology, contrasting black wheel arch protections, and an S-Line edition that blends multiple body colors.