2019 Geneva Motor Show: Audi Q4 e-tron concept previews new compact SUV bound in 2020

Article by Christian A., on March 14, 2019

Audi has finally taken the veil off its latest electrified creation at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – the new the Audi Q4 e-tron concept. This new concept car is a compact four-door SUV that basically provides a good look at the German premium carmaker’s fifth batter electric vehicle that would enter the automotive market by the end of 2020.

Wrapped in “Solar Sky” paint finish, the exterior of the new Audi Q4 e-tron concept is only constrained by its compact dimensions pegged at 4.59 meters in length, 1.90 meters in width and 1.61 meters in height, with a wheelbase of 2.77 meters. It is almost impossible not to indentify the Q4 e-tron concept as an Audi, as the prototype is marked by on the front end by Singleframe with the four rings.

Furthermore, it is also fairly easy to distinguish the concept as an electric Audi e-tron as it features upright octagonal frame instead of a traditional radiator grille. Large inlets can be found extending from below the concept’s two matrix LED headlights to the front apron.

As typical of an e-tron, the battery of the concept is highlighted by accentuating the rocker panel area between the axles. As typical of the brand’s vehicles, the fenders of Q4 e-tron concept are all prominently modeled. These fenders reveal the BEV concept’s large 22 inch wheels.

Thanks to its wheelbase of 2.77 meters and absence of transmission tunnel, the Audi Q4 e-tron concept offers greater level of spaciousness and comfort, providing ample amount of legroom for front and rear occupants. This is further enhanced by interior color scheme of the concept. In addition, the vehicle features virtual cockpit with a large-format head-up display with an augmented reality function.

Underpinned by the modular electrification platform (MEB), the Audi Q4 e-tron concept has its front and rear axles each powered by an electric motor, making it a quattro. The electric motor on the rear axle delivers 150 kW in max output and 310 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the front electric motor delivers up to 75 kW of motive and 150 Nm of torque, for a total system output of 225 kW.

The electric motors get their juices from the battery in the vehicle floor. Having a capacity to stores 82 kWh for an all-electric range of more than 450 kilometers, measured according to the WLTP standard. Interestingly, only around 30 minutes is needed to recharge the battery to 80 percent of its capacity.

With this amount of power and due to the quattro system, the Audi Q4 e-tron concept can sprint from nil to 100 km/h in just 6.3 seconds as well as reach an electronically limited top speed of 180 km/h.

Source: Audi

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