AUDI has come a step closer to production reality with a Geneva Motor Show reveal of a concept car that is likely to closely follow the look of the production version, due on sale by the end of 2020.
The Audi Q4 e-tron concept is a compact four-door SUV and uses two electric motors with 225kW of system power and quattro all-wheel drive to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 6.3seconds. It reaches its maximum speed at an electronically limited 111mph.
A large battery with a capacity of 82kilowatt hours takes up almost the entire space in the underbody area between the axles. The range of over 279 miles - in line with the new tougher WLTP test standard - sets the benchmark in its class, says Audi.
The technology of the Q4 e-tron concept controls the modular electrification platform (MEB) that will be integrated in numerous electric vehicles produced by the Volkswagen Group in the future, from the compact class to the medium-size class.
The Audi Q4 e-tron concept gives an advance look at what will already be the fifth series production electric vehicle that the manufacturer will introduce by the end of 2020.
Sales of the Audi e-tron have already started, and the first vehicles will be delivered to the customers before the end of March2019. Later this year, the Audi e-tron Sportback will be presented, and the Audi Q2L e-tron, which was designed specifically for the Chinese market, will roll off the assembly line.
The presentation of the production version of the four-door high-performance coupé Audi e-tron GT, which is being developed at Audi Sport GmbH, is planned for the second half of 2020. The compact Audi Q4 e-tron is to make its production debut at the same time.