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Audi Q4 e-tron SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

Top-spec versions have an official range of more than 300 miles

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

4.5 out of 5

Audi has created a hierarchy in the Q4 e-tron range, so, depending on which version you go for, the car's range and charging speed will be affected. A range of up to 316 miles in the most efficient version is competitive and should suffice for most buyers but the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model 3 can go further. 

Audi Q4 e-tron MPG & CO2

The Q4 35 e-tron is the most affordable version but it has the smaller 52kWh battery, which is around the same capacity as the one in the Peugeot e-2008. This can provide up to 208 miles between charges but this drops to 193 miles for the Vorsprung trim with bigger wheels and lots of kit. Charging is possible at up to 100kW using public rapid charging, while a 7.2kW home wallbox can recharge it in around 7.5 hours. 

With a 77kWh battery, the Q4 40 e-tron can hit 316 miles, but this drops to 294 miles for the most luxurious trims and for the Q4 50 e-tron. During our testing, the Q4 40 e-tron showed around 270 miles of range from a full charge, which appeared realistic given the efficiency figures of our drive. These versions can charge at up to 125kW, while home charging is also possible at up to 11kW using a three-phase domestic charger. A 7.4kW home wallbox will take 11.5 hours to fully charge the Q4 e-tron.

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Every version can charge from 5-80% in 38 minutes according to Audi, while a 10-minute top-up can add around 80 miles of range. 

Like other electric models, the Q4 e-tron benefits from VED (road tax) exemption, along with a very low Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) liability for company-car drivers. The Audi will also be exempt from the London Congestion Charge until 2025, with large potential savings for those who commute in the city.

Insurance groups

Spanning from groups 25 to 39, the Q4 e-tron could prove quite expensive to insure. It's also likely to cost more to cover than its Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq iV sister cars because of the Audi badge, higher price and extra equipment. Groupings aren't likely to come as a surprise to anyone switching from an Audi Q3, however, because petrol and diesel versions are in similar bands.

Warranty

The standard three-year/60,000-mile warranty from Audi isn't especially generous but the battery does get a longer eight year/100,000 mile warranty for extra reassurance. It's similar cover to Volkswagen, Skoda and Ford but Hyundai, Kia and Toyota offer longer no-cost cover.

Servicing

Unlike many petrol and diesel cars, the Q4 e-tron only requires servicing every two years instead of annually. Buyers can pick between Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 servicing plans, with the most affordable costing around £400 and providing a service, plus pollen filter and brake fluid change. Costing just under £800, Level 2 doubles the offering of Level 1, while Level 3 costs just under £900 and includes two MoT tests in years three and four of ownership.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    125kW 35 55.52kWh Sport 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £40,035

Most Economical

  • Name
    150kW 40 82.77kWh Sport 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £44,275

Fastest

  • Name
    220kW 50 Quattro 82.77kWh Sport 5dr Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £50,655

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