Audi took their first steps into the electric vehicle revolution with the solidly built and very impressive Audi e-tron 55 Quattro. We know that Audi is known for their premium designs and they produce vehicles of great quality and luxury. The e-tron 55 Quattro fitted well into that description. The follow-up is the Audi e-tron Q4. Will this car make waves like its predecessor?
What is the Audi E-Tron Q4?
Something we have noticed about the cars rolling off the Audi production line is that they have largely been SUV style vehicles. There is, of course, the exception to the rule with the sportback variants that have also been released. However, the main event is the SUV.
The Audi e-tron Q4, again, falls under the category of an SUV. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Smaller than the Audi e-tron 55 Quattro, the Q4 is quite an impressive sight to behold. If you are going to sell SUVs, and let’s face it, you’d be mad not to have SUV lines with the current demand for the vehicles, then this is what you want it to look like.
Again, the body looks really solid and well built. As we’ve said, this is something that Audi does really well and they haven’t let us down with this offering.
A Closer Look
Everything about the interior is a sumptuous display of opulent design. Beautifully crafted lighting (LED by the way) and smooth lines all round. The grille is big, flat and imposing. Just the way we want it. The rear, by contrast, is beautifully rounded and incorporates a full length light bar. This is becoming more popular recently and that’s because it looks good.
Taking a look through the interior you can see that this is a luxury vehicle that is incredibly comfortable to be conveyed around in. Although this vehicle is slightly smaller than the predecessor, it is still incredibly spacious throughout the cabin. Even in some SUV cars there can be an issue with leg and headroom in the rear. Fortunately this is not an issue with the Audi e-tron Q4.
Tech-ing it Further
When it comes to the design of the tech in the cabin, Audi has absolutely excelled. There is a great mix of on-screen commands and physical buttons where needed. The infotainment screen itself is really well designed and looks great the way it is styled into the dashboard. Using the system is very simple and we found the touchscreen very responsive and easy to navigate your way through.
There is a large driver information display screen behind the steering wheel which can be configured according to the driver’s needs. This too is nice and clear with superb graphics on the screen.
You just know that any car from Audi is going to have some great specs to accompany the fantastic build. Of course they are! Audi have not let us down with the Q4 and we knew they wouldn’t
Underneath this vehicle is a sizable 77kWh battery. This is a pretty standard sort of size for a car this big. With these 77kWh you get a pretty good 250 miles of real world range out of the car, which is more than enough for some serious travelling. The top speed is 111mph (autobahn ready) and you can achieve 0-60mph in a very respectable 6.2 seconds.
Overall, this is a serious contender for anyone looking at the premium SUV range of electric cars. It looks good, it feels great and it has the performance to back it all up. So, if you are putting together a shortlist of cars to try nex, you have this one to add at the top.