Audi has updated the Q4 e-tron to give it more range, more power and faster charging
Audi’s compact electric SUV gets a new motor and a new max range of 339 miles
Audi has been fiddling with the Q4 e-tron ahead of the 2024 model year, and it has managed to make it more efficient, more powerful and able to accept faster charging. Decent effort that.
Future Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron models will still have 77kWh batteries (it looks as though the smaller 52kWh ‘35’ version has been dropped), but the cell chemistry has been optimised so that max charging capability is up from 125kW to 135kW for single-motor, rear-wheel drive models and 175kW for twin-motor, all-wheel drive versions.
And no matter which powertrain you pick, you’ll now get a more efficient permanently excited synchronous motor powering the rear axle. That means more power – 282bhp for the single-motor and 335bhp for the twin-motor quattro, up from 201bhp and 295bhp respectively. It also means slightly better range, with the slippery Sportback in single-motor form able to get you the furthest – that’s up from 328 miles to 339 miles on one charge.
Oh, and the names of the specs has changed to reflect this update. Whereas before you had ‘40’ and ‘50’ versions, you now have ‘45’ and ‘55’ and a choice between the SUV and the Sportback. Get it?
But that’s not all, because Audi has also added new driver assistance systems (including an auto lane change function) and retuned both suspension setups (there’s standard suspension or a sport setup that’s 15mm lower). We’re told that has improved steering response, sportiness and agility.
In the UK you’ll be able to order these updated Q4 e-trons from next week, with the range kicking off at £49,915 for the 45 SUV in Sport trim. Prices then creep all the way up to the top spec 55 Sportback in Black Edition trim. That’ll set you back a cool £62,595.
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