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Audi Q4 e-tron review

£41,990 - £65,015
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Published: 14 Mar 2023
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Buying

What should I be paying?

The Q4 e-tron range starts at £49,215 for the entry level Sport model, £51,315 for the S line and £55,410 for the range-topping Edition 1 model. If you want to upgrade to the 50 powertrain it costs around £5k–6k extra.

There are various packs and options to whack on top, but the £950 heat pump is a must-have, because it helps minimise loss of range in cold weather when you’re running the heating. 

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Which one should I go for? 

The 40 is the big seller, offering reasonable performance with bigger range. The main sell of the 50 is the reassurance that four-wheel-drive offers, but you’d need to be looking at fairly terrible conditions for the entry car to be flummoxed in day to day driving.

The Sport spec is on balance the best one to pick – anything higher up the price list is essentially just adding pretty things rather than anything particularly useful. This is also the model that offers the best range.

What about rivals? 

Of course, Audi expects that you’ll be looking at other posh EVs when considering the Q4 e-tron. A Mercedes EQA starts at £52,010 for a 2WD EQA 250+ AMG Line 250 with a 70kWh battery, while the Volvo XC40 Recharge Core and its 78kWh costs from £46,505. Its cousin, the Polestar 2, can be had from £44,950 in Standard range Single motor guise.

All these cars can be had on one per cent BIK rates if you’re looking for a company car, which definitely makes them worth looking at. The Audi has the biggest boot, the Volvo is the quickest, the Polestar is the coolest and the EQA is the Mercedesest.

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