Audi updates the range of its Q4 e-tron. This is not a restyling but the novelties there are manyand they concern the motors, the battery and more. The opening of orders for the new models is expected during the month of October. No pricing information yet. We remind you that currently the starting price is 56,650 euros.
Let's start with the news of the battery. All variants always have an 82 kWh battery (77 kWh usable). However, it is the chemistry of the cells was optimized. This update has made it possible to improve direct current charging. In particular, the variants with dual motors and all-wheel drive can count on a maximum charging power of 175 kW in DC, 40 kW more than before.
Let's move on to the news of engine. All Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron models have a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PSM) at the rear characterized by higher power and efficiency than in the past. This is the newunit APP 550 with 210 kW (286 HP) with 545 Nm of torque which we already have seen on the Volkswagen ID.7 and which has recently been was also introduced on the Volkswagen ID.4/ID.5.
Now, the new Audi Q4 45 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback 45 e-tron versions enter the range, evolutions of the previous 40 e-trons. Power, thanks to the new unit, rises from 150 kW (204 HP) and 210 kW (286 HP). The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is thus achieved. covered in 6.7 seconds instead of in 8.5 seconds. Thanks to greater efficiency, the Audi Q4 Sportback 45 e-tron is able to travel 562 km with a full tank of energy (22 km more than before).
Audi Q4 45 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback 45 e-tron are available also in the quattro version with dual engine. The overall system power is always 210 kW (286 HP). In this case it is However, all-wheel drive is present. Speaking of performance, it takes 6.6 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h.
The new top-of-the-range version is the 55 e-tron quattrowhose power rises to 250 kW (340 HP). Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 5.4 seconds. All engines offer a speed maximum speed of 180 km/h.
THE OTHER NEWS?
With this technical update, the Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron can now count on a refined suspension calibration aimed at improving driving dynamics. The steering calibration is also been revised. Speaking, however, of driving assistance systems, the electric SUV range offers, for the first time, assisted lane changing in combination with adaptive cruise assist.
The system, active on the motorway at speed above 90 km/h, via white arrows in the instrument panel and within the head-up display viewing area with reality increased indicates to the driver whether or not it is safe to change lanes. If the driver starts the maneuver by touching the direction indicator, the system actively assists the driver in steering thanks to the data detected by the rear radar.
Audi has also improved the endowmentof the Q4 e-tron. Compared to the previous model, the key to comfort is now standard starting from the entry level, while the electric tailgate which can be managed by foot movements also becomes original equipment for the variant with SUV bodywork. The Audi Q4 e-tron and Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron are also offered in the new Edition S line configuration characterized by Pebble grey, Ice white metallic or Mythos black metallic with total black contrasting elements. /p>
Finally, Audi has given a new identity to acoustics to the range of its electric SUV.
The new Audi character sound, digitally generated through two external speakers located in the rear section of the car and two “drowned” in the rear door panels, varies depending on the powertrain load and speed. of the car. If necessary, it can be deactivated at any time via the Audi drive select menu.
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