Audi Q4 e-tron
5 March 2019 - The brand with the four rings unveiled the Audi Q4 e-tron concept which is an all-electric compact four-door SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. The Q4 e-tron concept gives an advance look at what will already be the fifth series production electric vehicle that will be introduced by the end of 2020.
It is 4.59 meters long, 1.90 meters wide, 1.61 meters tall: with its dimensions, the Audi Q4 e-tron concept takes its position in the upper third of the compact class. As there is no transmission tunnel restricting the space, the Q4 e-tron concept offers unsuspected spaciousness and comfort, especially in terms of legroom both at the front and in the rear.
The body paint in “Solar Sky”, a shade of blue that changes depending on the angle of the light was developed specifically for the Audi Q4 e-tron concept. It effectively reflects a short-wave fraction of sunlight, near the infrared spectrum. As a result, it reduces the build-up of heat on the surface of the body and the interior significantly and benefits the subjective well-being of the occupants while at the same time reducing the energy input required for the air conditioning. This, in turn, improves the range and the global carbon footprint of the Q4 e-tron concept.
Two electric motors mobilize 225 kW of system power in the Q4 e-tron concept. As is typical for Audi, the driving power of the concept vehicle is brought to the road with quattro all-wheel drive. Thanks to excellent traction, it accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 6.3 seconds. It reaches its maximum speed at an electronically limited 180 km/h. A large battery with a capacity of 82 kWh takes up almost the entire space in the underbody area between the axles. The range of over 450 kilometers – in line with the WLTP standard – sets the benchmark in its class. The battery is charged with a maximum of 125 kW. As a result, it takes hardly more than 30 minutes to return to 80% of the total capacity.