Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback: 282-hp Motor, $56.4K Starting Price
Audi has declared an array of new powertrain, suspension, and technology modifies for its Q4 e-tron variety of electric SUVs in the coming 2024 model year.
Spotlights include improved productivity and extension, more intense charging ability, a newly tuned suspension, new audio signature, additional on-board conveniences, plus generalized services for the driver-assistance technology.
For instance, with the optional Adaptive Cruise Assist fitted, the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron models now provide assisted lane shifting at speeds over 56 mph on highways.
Beginning with the power source, the energy capacity of 77 kilowatt-hours (82 kWh gross) remains unchanged; however, the new cell formula has been designed to optimize DC recharge ability, resulting in a quicker premise from 10-80 percent in approximately 28 minutes.
The quattro dual-motor iterations are now capable of attaining a highest level of DC charging potency of 175 kW, whereas the rear wheel drive versions provide a pinnacle of 135 kW.
Anther alteration has arrived bringing a battery safeguard which restricts the charge level to 80 percent to prolong battery lifetime. Moreover, the Audi Q4 e-tron assortment have had their first acquaintance with battery post-conditioning – the appliance’s thermal authority system cools the accumulator if it goes beyond a definite heat grade after locomotion or loading.
Audi’s 2024 Q4 e-tron models are fitted with an all new, electrically-driven rear motor that was made to turn in superior performance and a more fuel efficient output. It comes as no surprise then that the PSM emblem is featured standard in all groups of the EV, providing 210 kilowatts (282 horsepower)m which is likely the same unitioned by Volkswagen on their ID family of EVs earlier this year.
Featuring the upgraded motor, Audi Q4 Sportback 45 e-tron is supposed to provide an estimated range of up to 349 miles by WLTP testing, compared to just 332 miles previously. This improved scope owes to the more economical thermal management of the new electric motor which boosts efficiency.
Acceleration stands to benefit from the recently added rear motor, which is much more powerful than its predecessor. The Audi Q4 45 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback 45 e-tron can go from standing still to a speed of 62 mph in just 6.7 seconds.
The four distinct versions of the Q4 e-tron 45 complete the 0-62 mph sprint in 6.6 seconds, while the blend of superior dual-motors in the range-topper Q4 55 e-tron quattro and Q4 Sportback 55 e-tron quattro provide a zippy 5.4 second acceleration. This powerplant generates an impressive 250 kW (335 hp) with max velocity limited to 112 mph for all variants.
Substituting the powertrain, Audi has adjusted the tuning of their suspension in a way that is expected to generate a more harmonious overall set-up. This should introduce increased comfort, exhilaration while driving, equilibrium, also finding improvements in steering feedback and stress limitation. These effects are pertinent for the base suspension, sport suspension, or suspensions with shock absorber management.
The long-awaited 2024 Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron are promising to offer upgraded standard specs, like the Audi MMI navigation plus, Audi connect Navigation & Infotainment, as well as the ultra-modern 10.25-inch Digital Audi virtual cockpit. Moreover, they will also come equipped with signature standard amenities such as a power-operated tailgate and heated front seats.
Audi is increasing their selection of extra add-ons with their newest Edition S line package, featuring unique exterior hues like Pebble Gray, Glacier White Metallic and Mythos Black Metallic. Furthermore, the wheel arches and entry doors are in complementary Mythos Black Metallic, along with 21-inch wheels presenting a bronze matte 5-W-spoke star design. Plus, this special package includes Matrix LED headlights, darkened LED taillights, Audi rings in a bronze finish for an impeccable appearance.
Audi has introduced an exciting new feature for their Q4 e-tron, the “character sound”. This optional soundscape will help to differentiate the Q4 e-tron from other Audis and electric vehicles. The soundscape is designed to vary according to the car’s speed and load, and will be available from the factory. Additionally, the mandatory Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System, which operates up to 15.5 mph, is also included as part of the “character sound”.
The 2024 Audi Q4 e-tron lineup will start to be accessible for purchase in Europe beginning September 26th, with MSRPs kicking off at 52,950 euros ($56,400) within Germany. However, no declaration was made regarding when the US market would get the revised Q4 e-tron SUVs.