Positioning, exterior design, and lighting technology

  • Attractive entry point into the premium world of e-mobility at Audi; first electric product line in the compact segment, and thus an important element of the brand’s electric strategy
  • A high front, a powerful body, an expressive rear; flat A-pillars, precise lines, pared-back and clear surface treatment, short front overhang, and large wheels
  • Q4 Sportback e-tron with a dynamic roofline and spoiler on split rear window
  • Sophisticated design details are given tangible form in sheet metal by the Audi toolmaking shop
  • e-tron embossing in the Singleframe and on the rear bumper
  • For both models eight colors and three exterior trims: basic, advanced and S line
  • Optional Matrix LED headlights, daylight running light with four individually selectable signatures in a world first; taillight signature with continuous lighting strip

Everyday usability

  • Range up to 520 kilometers (323.1 mi) (WLTP) depending on drive version and battery size; using direct-current charging (HPC, high-power charging) with 125 kW capacity in ideal conditions, just ten minutes required for a range of approx. 130 kilometers (80.8 mi) in WLTP (Q4 40 e-tron )
  • Alternating current charging with power output of up to 11 kW
  • e-tron Charging Service for access to around 210,000 charging points in Europe with just one card, including 4,400 HPC charging points for fast direct-current charging
  • myAudi appfor charging and pre-entry climate control by smartphone
  • Innovative package: long wheelbase from 2.76 meters to 4.59 meters in length; small space required for the drive components
  • Interior length matching that of a full-size class SUV, both models with a large number of storage compartments (just under 25 liters) and generous knee room in the rear; luggage compartment with a volume of more than 520 liters; Sportback with electric tailgate as standard
  • Turning circle just 10.2 meters (model with rear-wheel drive), optional trailer hitch for a towing capacity of up to 1.2 metric tons (model with quattro drive) and nose weight of 75 kilograms
  • Audi Q4 e-tron with roof rails, roof load of up to 75 kg

Interior design and interior

  • Progressive cockpit geared toward the driver, floor with no center tunnel; airy, spacious feel; central operating panel with gear shifter in a black-panel look
  • Various inlays and accent surfaces for the instrument panel, inlay with innovative technical fabric on request (available shortly after market launch)
  • New steering wheel generation with backlit touch surfaces for sliding and scrolling, steering wheel rim flattened for the first time at the top and bottom on request

Operation and augmented reality head-up display

  • Fully digital operating and display concept; 10.25-inch display for the driver as standard, Audi virtual cockpit in two configuration levels on request
  • Standard MMI touch display (10.1 inches), also available in 11.6-inch version as an option toward the end of the year
  • Augmented reality head-up display as a pioneering innovation: Navigation symbols that “float” on the road make route guidance easier, dynamic overlays of the assist systems are superimposed on the real world outside and make it easier to see things even when visibility is poor
  • Natural voice control, also with online function as an option

Infotainment and connectivity

  • Three levels with different modules: MMI as standard, MMI plus and MMI pro on request
  • Navigation with additional functions in MMI plus and MMI pro; plus Audi connect with online services, including the e-tron route planner for intelligent in-car planning of stops for charging
  • Optional premium sound system by the sound experience company Sonos; Audi smartphone interface for wireless connection of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Body and aerodynamics

  • Torsionally rigid body with high proportion of ultra-high-strength steel in the passenger cell; side sills in hybrid construction design using aluminum; high acoustic comfort
  • Sophisticated aerodynamics concept: drag coefficient just 0.28 (or 0.26 in the Sportback);
    adjustable cooling air inlets and paneled underbody with three-dimensional wheel spoilers
  • Turbulator edge on side mirror housing for optimized aerodynamics and aeroacoustics

Electric motors and electric quattro drive

  • Three drive variants for different customer groups: entry level with 125 kW (170 PS) and rear-wheel drive; mid-range version with 150 kW (204 PS); top model with 220 kW (299 PS)* maximum output; permanently excited synchronous machine (PSM) as a high-efficiency rear motor
  • Electric all-wheel drive featuring temporary on-demand asynchronous motor (ASM) for the front wheels; Q4 50 e-tron quattro from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mi) in 6.2 seconds, top speed 180 km/h (111.8 mph)
  • Recuperation concept with coasting mode for maximum efficiency; three-stage operation using paddles on the steering wheel on request; recuperation also when decelerating with the brake or in position B

Battery and thermal management

  • Two battery sizes: 51,5 kWh net (55 kWh gross) and 76,6 kWh net (82 kWh gross), nine or 12 cell modules
  • Active thermal management of the battery with external cooling through base plate, coolant circuits that can be flexibly combined with each other
  • On request, heat pump with CO2 technology for efficient climate control of the interior especially on longer journeys


  • Balanced character; low center of gravity and even axle load distribution because the drive components are installed in a low and central position
  • McPherson front axle; rear suspension in sophisticated five-link design
  • Wheels from 19 to 21 inches, some with aero design; mixed-size tires with slightly wider rear tires for high driving stability and a sporty feel
  • Optional sport suspension (standard in S line), progressive steering (standard in quattro models), Audi drive select (standard in the Sportback), and suspension with damper control (option available for all models); close networking between the control systems

Driver assist systems and equipment

  • Wide range of standard assist systems offers, such as predictive efficiency assist
  • Plus systems such as adaptive cruise assist and surround view cameras in several packages
  • Market launch in Europe in June 2021; base prices in Germany: Q4 e-tron from EUR 41,900, Sportback from EUR 43,900
  • Two Edition One models in geyser blue and typhoon gray with exclusive equipment


  • Net zero manufacturing at Zwickau plant using eco-electricity; unavoidable emissions offset by climate protection measures certified to “The Gold Standard” or “Verified Carbon Standard”
  • Mandatory sustainability rating for Audi suppliers in order to ensure environmentally friendly production processes and fair working conditions
  • If desired, seat upholstery and trim strip with high recycled polyester content from PET bottles; in all, 27 components such as floor covering and floor mats contain recycled material

All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

* Maximum power determined in accordance with UN GTR.21; up to 25 kW of this is accounted for by the overboost, which can be called up for max. 30 seconds. The power output available in individual driving situations depends on variable factors such as ambient temperature, charging/temperature/conditioning status or physical ageing of the high-voltage battery.In particular, for the maximum power (overboost) to be available a high-voltage battery temperature between 23 and 50°C and a battery charge level > 88% are required. Any deviations from the parameters specified above in particular can lead to reduced power output and even to the overboost not being available at all. To a certain extent, the battery temperature can be indirectly influenced via the auxiliary air conditioning function and the charge level and other parameters can be set in the vehicle. The power output currently available is displayed on the vehicle’s power meter. To maintain the high-voltage battery’s usable capacity as far as possible, it is recommended to set a charging target of 80% for the battery for day-to-day use (can be adjusted to 100% e.g. before long journeys).