Development of Ingolstadt’s next pair of electric models, the standard-bodied Q4 e-tron and its sloping roofline sibling, the Q4 Sportback e-tron, have kicked into high gear as we approach their scheduled launch in 2021, with our spy shooters nabbing the latter during winter testing in Sweden. The duo is part of Audi‘s roadmap to have 20 electric cars in its range by 2025. [Updated 12/22/2020]
Audi’s Q4 e-tron duo of electric crossovers has been spotted once again, and this latest sighting offers us a look at the cabin for the first time.
The Q4 e-tron crossover and its Sportback crossover coupe sibling were spotted undergoing testing in Germany covered with the same amount of camouflage as before. Mind you, the full-body wraps cannot hide the fact the production models will look quite similar to the 2019 Q4 e-tron Concept and 2020 Q4 Sportback e-tron Sportback Concept.
Moving on to the interior, there’s a lot of camouflage inside these prototypes too, but the photos do shed light on the digital instrument cluster, big central screen, and the steering wheel that looks borrowed from the bigger Audi e-tron and e-tron Sportback.
Mind you, one prototype features a different steering wheel that looks identical with the one from the Q4 e-tron concepts. Other similarities to the concepts include the shape of the center console and the driver-oriented center screen.
The Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback are underpinned by the same MEB platform as the VW ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV. This means we can expect three batteries and five outputs. Base variants are expected to be RWD and feature a single 109 kW (146 HP / 148 PS) rear motor attached to a 55 kWh battery.
When Audi revealed the Q4 e-tron Concept, it mentioned an 82 kWh battery powering two electric motors producing a combined 302 HP (225 kW / 306 PS). This powertrain is expected to equip the range-topping models offering a maximum driving range of around 450 km (279 miles) WLTP.
The Q4 e-tron is expected to launch in early 2021, with the Q4 e-tron Sportback likely arriving later in the year. Both models will be built alongside the VW ID.4 at the Zwickau plant in Germany.