Yesterday Audi unveiled its latest prototype, the Q4 Sportback e-Tron Concept. This model is the “coupe” version of the well-known Q4 e-Tron Concept of 2019. Both vehicles being advances of the Q4 e-Tron and Q4 Sportback e-Tron of production that will see the light throughout 2021, something confirmed of official form by Audi itself.
Although broadly speaking the Q4 e-Tron and the Q4 Sportback e-Tron are the same car. The second has a more sporty design body, with a pronounced drop in the roof that we can also find in models such as the Q3 Sportback or the e-Tron Sportback, the two SUV “coupes” that Audi currently has for sale.
While on the front stands out its expressive headlights in an elevated position and colossal air intakes (probably not functional). On the rear, the leading role falls on some attractive horizontally designed riders linked across the width of the gate by an LED strip. The plastic protection, the rear spoiler, and the diffuser finish off a design that mixes typical SUV elements with other more sporty ones.
Inside, we find a dashboard very similar to the one that will have the production version, which boasts a similar configuration in the e-Tron and e-Tron Sportback. Thus, we can highlight the Audi virtual cockpit digital instrumentation, a Head-up Display, a vast 12.3-inch central touch screen, and a haptic panel to control the climate.
The model sits on Volkswagen’s modular MEB platform, standing at the heart of the D-SUV segment with a 4.60 meters length. Thanks to the use of a dedicated electrical architecture, it enjoys a wide wheelbase of 2.77 meters, guaranteeing excellent habitability. The car is also extensive (1.90 meters) and relatively high (1.60 meters).
The Audi Q4 Sportback e-Tron Concept uses two electric motors, which gives it all-wheel-drive Quattro, a power of 306 hp (225 kW) and a torque of 310 Nm. It does 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.3 seconds and offers a maximum speed of 180 km/h. These figures are similar to those announced by the Skoda Enyaq iV in its vRS version.
The battery for its part has 82 kWh, which allows it to approve a range of about 279 miles. The maximum charging power in direct current will be 125 kW, taking just 30 minutes to recover 80% of its range.