While the 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron base powertrain is a single 201-hp electric motor and a 77.0-kWh battery pack, a more powerful 295-hp dual-motor setup with all-wheel drive is optional. The battery pack is said to deliver up to 250 miles of driving range per charge.

The 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron models will go up against other compact electric SUVs such as the Tesla Model Y and the Volvo XC40 Recharge when they go on sale. Expect to see the Q4 e-tron at Audi dealerships by the end of 2021.

EV MOTOR AND IMPLEMENTATION

That’s the same setup that’s found in the mechanically similar Volkswagen ID.4, which trotted to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds at our test track. With an electric motor powering each axle, the more powerful all-wheel drive Q4 e-tron 50 and Q4 e-tron Sportback 50 make 295 horsepower. The result is a claimed zero-to-60-time of 6.2 seconds.

That’s not as quick as the gasoline-powered Audi Q5 SUV, but it’s still brisk compared with other gas-powered compact luxury crossovers. An adaptive suspension should keep the ride smooth. We’ll know for sure when we’ve had a chance to test drive the Q4 e-tron models.

ENERGY AND REAL-WORLD MPG

The EPA hasn’t released any estimates for either of the 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron models’ fuel economy, but we expect them to be competitive with other electric SUVs such as the Jaguar I-Pace and the Tesla Model X.

Once we get a Q4 e-tron to our office for testing, we’ll complete our 200-mile highway fuel economy route and update this story with results. For more information about the Q4 e-tron’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

INTERIOR, CONVENIENCE, AND BOOTH

The interior is a technological showcase for Audi’s latest and greatest gadgets. The 2022 Audi Q4 e-Tron’s cabin is similar to what’s available in other Audis and also incorporates a few unique features, such as a squared-off steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls and a toggle-switch gear selector.

Although the Q4 e-tron concept was shown strictly as a four-seater, the production version will offer seating for five. The interior’s passenger space should be about the same as the gas-powered Q5’s. Cargo space isn’t as generous, however.

IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT AND INTERCONNECTIONS

The 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron will have the latest version of Audi’s MMI system. A 10.3-inch digital gauge display is standard, and a large 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen is angled toward the driver for easier access to its various menus and features. Audi will also offer a head-up display with an augmented reality feature that can project information such as navigation instructions or driver-assistance warnings in the driver’s eyeline. We expect a Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless charging for compatible smartphones will also be on offer.

PROTECTION ND DRIVER-ASSISTANCE ASPECTS

The Q4 e-tron models will be stocked with plenty of driver-assistance technology features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automated emergency braking.

For more information about the Q4 e-tron’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

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2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

FULL SPECIFICATIONS

Pricing
MSRP CA$59,950
Fees CA$2,700
Gas guzzler tax CA$0
Monthly payments CA$1,128/month
Powertrain
Combined power 295 hp
Combined torque 339 lb·ft
Engine Electric (front, center)
Power 107 hp (80 kW)
Torque 119 lb·ft (161 N·m)
Engine Electric (rear, center)
Power 201 hp (150 kW)
Torque 229 lb·ft (310 N·m)
Transmission Single-speed
Drivetrain AWD
Hybrid / Electric
Battery type N/A
Energy 82.0 kWh
Voltage 352 V
Charging times
  • 120V: N/A
  • 240V: 9.0 h
  • 400V: 0.6 h
Cooling N/A
Drivetrain structure N/A
Vehicle type / Category
Vehicle type SUV
Category Compact luxury SUV, Electric, Electric SUV
Assembly Zwickau, DE
Generation 1
Fuel efficiency / Autonomy
City 0.0 L/100km (2.4 Lₑ/100km)
Highway 0.0 L/100km (2.6 Lₑ/100km)
Combined 0.0 L/100km (2.5 Lₑ/100km)
Electric autonomy 388 km
CO₂ emissions 0 g/km
Equipment
Sunroof standard
Heated front seats standard
Heated rear seats not available
Heated steering wheel standard
Head-up display not available
Blindspot detection standard
Forward collision warning standard
Autonomous emergency braking standard
Lane departure warning standard
Adaptive cruise control optional
GPS not available
Infotainment
Front USB ports standard
Apple CarPlay compatible standard
Android Auto compatible standard
Sirius XM standard
Bluetooth audio standard
Wireless phone charging not available
Steering / Suspension / Brakes / Tires
Steering rack and pinion, electric assistance
Front suspension independent, Macpherson strut
Rear suspension independent, multi-link
Front brakes Disc (ABS)
Rear brakes Drum (ABS)
Front tires P235/55R19
Rear tires P255/50R19
Safety
Seat belts 5
Dimensions / Weight
Length 4,588 mm (181″)
Width 1,865 mm (73″)
Height 1,617 mm (64″)
Wheelbase 2,764 mm (109″)
Weight 2,135 kg (4,707 lb)
Capacities
Passengers 5
Trunk 520 l (18 cu ft)
Towing capacity 1,200 kg (2,646 lb, with trailer with brakes)
Performance
Power to weight ratio 103.0 W/kg
0-100 km/h 6.2 s (manufacturer)
80-120 km/h N/A
Top speed 180 km/h (112 mph) (manufacturer)
Braking distance N/A
Warranty
Base warranty 4 years/80,000 km
Powertrain warranty 4 years/80,000 km
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