Audi Q4 E-Tron Electric CUV Sparkles In Geneva (Photos/Videos)

MAR 7 2019 BY MARK KANE 45

The Audi Q4 e-tron concept impresses the crowd.

The new Audi Q4 e-tron concept steals the hearts of many electric car enthusiasts in Geneva who are looking for a premium compact crossover/SUV. The great news about this car is production within two years – in 2020/2021.

If Audi will retain the interior of the concept, 82 kWh battery for long-range and achieve a reasonable cost reduction through the use of VW’s MEB platform, then sales of this particular model should skyrocket.

Here we gather the best photos and videos from the Geneva Motor Show, including a very detailed walkthrough by Autogefuel.

Audi Q4 e-tron concept specs:

  • 82 kWh battery (battery system weights 510 kg)
  • over 450 km (280 miles) of WLTP range
  • system output: 225 kW – 150 kW and 310 Nm rear electric motor (a permanently excited synchronous motor) and 75 kW and 150 Nm front electric motor (asynchronous motor)
  • all-wheel drive
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds
  • top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph)
  • DC fast charging to 80% in around 30 minutes (up to 125 kW)
  • 4.59 meters long, 1.90 meters wide, 1.61 meters tall,
  • wheelbase of 2.77 meters
  • based on VW’s MEB platform
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Videos from the show

Audi Press Conference at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show

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45 Comments on "Audi Q4 E-Tron Electric CUV Sparkles In Geneva (Photos/Videos)"

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Audi is a fool if they don’t make this concept 95% into production version. It’s beautiful inside out.

They said it is very close to the production version, and only minor changes to the design.

This close to production I would assume that the underlying structure, hard points, and sheet metal are all finalized, with only minor tweaks to add-on pieces, like the grill, reasonably possible.

Why is this beautiful? All these SUVs and CUVs look the same. Yes, there is another batch of the brand and some details. But the grand scheme is this always-the-same station wagon like form, for no reason higher, consuming much more energy then needed. Yes, it’s electric, but it’s still energy and still has to be produced somehow.

So, it’s got 280 mile WLTP range, which really means 196 mile EPA range….
WLTP is far less strict than EPA and it doesn’t represent real-world driving…

WLTP is closer to EPA, 85% is more typical, so probably 240 mile EPA. You are thinking of NEDC.

Leaf 40kWh:
WLTP – 270km
EPA – 243km

Leaf 62kWh:
WLTP – 385km
EPA – 364km

WLTP – 449km
EPA – 415km

Jaguar IPace is 234 EPA vs 292 WLTP, or 80%.

Model 3 Dual Motor:
WLTP – 530km
EPA – 498km

If it is closer to 90%, great. My point was to mzs.112000 that WLTP is much closer to EPA. It appears in most cases within 90%. I will adjust estimates to 90% since that seems more common than Jag at 80%. So maybe just over 250 miles up to 260.

The difference seems to be larger for vehicles with poorer aerodynamics (likely due to higher average speed in EPA testing) — so for the Q4, it might not be quite as large as for the I-Pace, but probably larger than for the others mentioned…

Very cute.

Resembles a Hyundai Kona “side view” rear angle side, at a glance..

Rumored starting price 40.000 EUR (incl. 19% VAT) ~38.000 USD

LOL! You gotta be so high if you think Audi is selling a big brand new crossover EV with an 82KWH battery for $38,000.

It will be closer to double that! Their ICE crossovers are more expensive than that. Man, people spew such unbelievable garbage.

AMUS wrote that the price is actually 40 k€ with VAT. So it is direct competitor to model Y in Europe but price is likely to be 15-20 k€ less. I am sure which one most Europeans will take.

It’s smaller than the Model Y. And we don’t really know specs vs. price points for either yet.

Calm down, no reason to insult people. I assume the rumoured >starting< price will be for the lowest spec model with a smaller battery pack (e.g. 62kWh). That is the rumoured starting price, sorry if it hurts your feelings. And considering that the VW ID with the 48 kWh pack will start at 24.000 EUR it seems not that unrealistic to me.

That is still completely loopy, IMHO. You think it will be priced $5000 less than an ICE Q5 that starts at $43,000? Sounds like FUD.

Audi does have an etron SUV on the market right now. It costs $74,800. It does have a 95KWH battery though. But you think reducing the battery by 1/3 will cut the price in half? Seems like magical thinking.

But I guess if you price vaporware relative to other vaporware, the magic happens.

The [Q8] e-Tron is roughly 10% more than gas Q8 that starts around $67,500. Similar pricing structure would put a Q4 e-Tron around $40,000, maybe less. I see no gas Q4 to compare price with.

The e-Tron is not equivalent to Q8. It was tentatively called Q6 before they settled on the final name.

I guess we will see. The etron quattro was based on a heavily modified ICE platform, they will probably not recover that investment, also not with the higher price. The Q4 is based on the MEB platform which should lower the cost per model significantly. If VW pulls it of with the base ID for 24.000 EUR, for which the order books are supposed to open by mid this year we will have an idea if it is realistic or not. Q4 is about 5 cm shorter than the Q5 and 11 cm longer than the Q3. As the Q5 seems to have a lower starting price in Europe compared to the US, I assume the same will apply for the Q4 – so no direct price translation from 40k EUR (incl. VAT) to 38k USD. Would be fantastic news though..

The base ID. won’t be available before 2021. The one going on sale in 2020 is the 30,000 Euro 82 kWh variant.

The price indication can be found from various sources, like German Auto-Motor-Und-Sport website. I believe it is much more accurate than your speculation. At least they have connections to Audi people who to ask.

You guys are right. It is not like Audi would have any incentive to lie to harm their competitors with FUD, right? And we’re talking VW/Audi here….it’s not like they ever got caught lying about the mileage of their diesel cars…and they never repeatedly announced Etron cars, showed a concept, and then quietly cancelled it for many years.

You guys are definitely right. Audi has certainly found the magic breakthrough and they’ll very soon be selling EVs with 250 miles of range for $5000 LESS than their current ICE models. How can anyone possibly doubt it? I am so sorry.

Guessing the price of the Q4 e-tron based on the price of the larger e-tron is like guessing the price of the Model Y based on Model X…

but isn’t Q4 the size of Q3?

Maybe reasonable starting price for lower spec model. Gas Q3 starts at $33,000 and Q5 at $43,000 in the US, so in between. I suspect this 82 kWh model will be over $50,000 though.

40,000 Eur = 45,269 usd at today’s rate

That is with 19% VAT. Without it, the real cost would be 36,667.89 usd at today’s rate. Pretty cheap. It will sell like hotcakes.

AUDI please work with TESLA to get your e-trons to supercharge – if I can use the Supercharger network I’m buying this thing immediately !

Not going to happen. Audi is part of VW and who is footing the bill for the Electrify America network? Clue… It is not Tesla.

Model Y will likely be out in about a year and be mid size instead of compact for similar price.

“Model Y will likely be out in about a year”

No, END of 2020 for volume production – and maybe Tesla will face even more delays.

Keep shorting trollftf!

That front pseudo-grill – what does that do for aerodynamics and hence efficiency? The Jaguar i-Pace is highly inefficient (I have read 2.1 mi/kWh) for this reason. Maybe we need a new term to replace gas-guzzler for these types.

It’s not quite the same thing. The I-Pace has an actual grille (with a useless air duct behind it), not a closed-off grill emulation.

It’s true though that the desire to make it look like a combustion car results in a needlessly elevated hood, surely killing some efficiency… (Can’t be too terrible though, if it gets 450 km from the same battery that provides ~550 km in the single-motor ID. Neo car…)

Does anybody know the cw of this …. thing?

I think I saw a mention of 0.28? Not entirely sure it was for this one, though…

Of course 125 kW does not look so fast today as it did yesterday.

Another Euro point of view

Audi, why does all your cars have such small window area ? Gives me a slight feeling of claustrophobia.

Finally something not so boring from Audi.

(Original James) Back seat leg room is tight. Model 3 wheelbase is 113.2″ vs Q4 e-Tron 109.55″.

Conclusions: Model Y = 75% Model 3, thus wheelbase is the same. This means lower roofline than Q4, and glass roof accentuates this feature advantage. Result? Higher efficiency per kwh of battery pack. Q4’s (MEB) battery pack is also taller than Model 3/Y as per photos and diagrams. Again, advantage Model Y.

Fake grille. Solid or partially vented (like I-Pace), this marketing aesthetic bites Audi in the hindquarters. Model Y will have better aerodynamics. The ID Crozz, VW’s crossover version built opon the same MEB platform, looks to have a better aero Cd than Audi’s offering. Look for the Crozz to be more efficient and cost less but still suffer from the shorter wheelbase.

Model Y can offer more legroom, better efficiency/range and fall short in the button, switch and binnacle behind the wheel dept. and I’ll still buy the Y. Tesla can put a Model S type optional rear facing child seat in the Y to further up the ante. The Audi Q4 e-tron’s bright interior wins it some points, not enough get my money.

(Original James) Audi stole from the Jaguar I-Pace design book. The tall MEB battery pack required a black panel ( double rocker panel effect ) nearly identical to Jaguar’s to trick the eye into believing the car isn’t so tall and slab-sided.

Like Jaguar, this concept has gigantic 20″ wheels which also decrease ride comfort and efficiency. These tricks make for better aesthetics which may sell the cars in spite of their actual tall side measurements, but they suffer where it counts in efficiency and range in comparison to competitors with a T on their hoods. And did I mention interior space?

Guys it is prototype .. Tesla is making and selling cars that… are the real deal. Musk just showed supercharger v3 so I want to see what Tesla model s and x next generation will be shown in the next 2 years from now. So far Audi, BMW, and all other brands are light years from Tesla cars and chargers period