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Updated Audi Q4 e-tron range announced

With more performance, a longer range, and improved efficiency, here’s what to expect from Audi’s mid-size SUV

  • Claimed range of 339 miles 
  • 18 trim levels to choose from
  • Starting price of £49,915

Audi has revealed its revamped Q4 e-tron SUV range, headlined by upgrades to improve performance and efficiency, in addition to new safety and technology features. This should help it to continue to bring the fight to rivals like the Skoda Enyaq and Volkswagen ID.4.

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An all-new rear-mounted electric motor – with improved thermal management for better efficiency – is now fitted. The technology allows the powertrain’s temperatures to remain stable in a wider range of conditions, which should also lead to better performance.

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The powertrain now produces an estimated 282bhp in the Q4 45 e-tron models, delivering a 0-62mph time of 6.7 seconds. In the range-topping Q4 55 e-tron variants, that figure is cut to just 5.4 seconds courtesy of a power jump to 335bhp. Audi has also stated that all Q4 models will be limited to a top speed of 112mph.

To support the performance increase, the Q4 has also been given a new suspension setup, which places a higher precedence on comfort and stability. If sport mode is engaged, the body lowers by 15 millimetres for more responsive steering and sharper handling, according to the maker.

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The new Q4 e-tron gets a 77kWh battery pack, which helps it to achieve a claimed maximum range of 339 miles. It also features more efficient cell chemistry to bring the 10-80% charge time down to as low as 28 minutes depending on the model. Its range and efficiency were some of the main reasons why the outgoing model is placed on our list of top 10 best electric SUVs of 2023.

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The Q4 e-tron’s route planner will also suggest the best high-performance charging stations on any given route before setting off, and if accepted, the Q4 will also activate its battery pre-conditioning on said routes to optimise efficiency. Once charging, the Q4 will then automatically turn on thermal conditioning to ensure the quickest possible charge time is met.

The new Q4 will also receive minor tech improvements over its predecessor, including ‘Assisted lane changes’ which will work in tandem with the adaptive cruise control to help drivers change lanes safely. It will form a part of Audi’s ‘Technology Pack Pro’, and can be activated using the Audi Multi Media Interface.

The all-new Audi Q4 e-tron range will be available to order from September 26, with prices set to start at £49,915. The full list of available trim levels and pricing structures is provided below:

Trim

Price

Q4 e-tron Sport 45 

£49,915

Q4 e-tron Sport 45 Quattro

£51,345

Q4 Sportback e-tron Sport 45     

£51,415

Q4 e-tron S line 45

£52,465

Q4 Sportback e-tron Sport 45 Quattro  

£52,845

Q4 e-tron S line 45 Quattro 

£53,895

Q4 Sportback e-tron S line 45 

£53,965

Q4 e-tron Black Edition 45 

£54,715

Q4 Sportback e-tron S line 45 Quattro  

£55,395

Q4 e-tron Black Edition 45 Quattro

£56,145

Q4 Sportback e-tron Black Edition 45  

£56,215

Q4 e-tron Sport 55 Quattro

£56,295

Q4 Sportback e-tron Black Edition 45 Quattro 

£57,645

Q4 Sportback e-tron Sport 55 Quattro 

£57,795

Q4 e-tron S line 55 Quattro 

£58,845

Q4 Sportback e-tron S line 55 Quattro

£60,345

Q4 e-tron Black Edition 55 Quattro

£61,095

Q4 Sportback e-tron Black Edition 55 Quattro

£62,595

Looking for an EV that isn’t quite as cumbersome as the Q4 e-tron? Check out our guide to the top 10 best small electric cars of 2023

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Shafiq has had a serial obsession with all things automotive since he experienced his baptism of fire as a seven-year-old in the passenger seat of a fourth-generation Toyota Supra. He then decided to turn this passion into a profession by becoming a double journalism graduate and cutting his teeth at publications like CarThrottle, Electrifying, and The Intercooler.

He now works as a Content Editor at Carbuyer, and looks to keep the nation informed on the latest trends and news in an industry that is embracing its most significant period of change since Bertha Benz’s historic drive in the Patent Motorwagen. 

Shafiq says…

“Whether you’re a traditional enthusiast looking for your next big super saloon or someone who simply wants to find their perfect back-to-basics supermini, there is common ground to be found for both parties right here at Carbuyer. Our goal is simple: to provide you with all the advice and the details that you need to make a calculated decision that satisfies both your head and your heart.”

Shafiq Abidin’s expertise and interests:

  • Mini SUVs
  • Luxury electric saloons
  • Used performance cars

Shafiq Abidin’s top tips for car buyers:

  1. So often, buyers have their hearts set on a particular colour combination or specific cabin details. There’s nothing wrong with that, but a willingness to compromise on trim and design will often pave the way for big savings. At the end of the day, buyers should first and foremost be looking at whether or not a car satisfies their needs, and only secondarily on the more materialistic things.
  2. Having a full log of service stamps and the entire documented history of a used car is everything you need to understand how its life has been lived. Where one car may have just 10,000 miles on the odometer, but has been plagued with issues over its lifespan, another with 50,000 miles could be completely trouble-free – it’s all an indication as to how its previous owners have treated it. Remember, you’re not just buying that car, but you’re also taking on the responsibilities of what its former owners have done with it, so it’s paramount that you don’t underestimate the value of good maintenance.
  3. Do you really need that bigger, more powerful engine? These days, even the mid-level options for a particular model range provide everything you need to make a statement while retaining a large portion of the economy provided by the more ‘boring’ option. Fuel isn’t going to get any cheaper, and finding the right balance is key to ensuring that you won’t be spending more than you’d be happy to.

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