The Q4 e-tron is Audi’s entrant into the ever-growing compact electric luxury segment.
The model debuted for the 2022 model year as Audi’s fourth all-electric model, and continues as a carryover without any significant changes. The Q4 e-tron (which will be referred to as just “Q4” for the rest of this article) is offered in both traditional crossover and SUV coupe body styles, the latter of which Audi calls the Sportback.
The Q4’s styling is a good example of Audi’s design language for their all-electric lineup. It is not dissimilar to a comparable internal combustion Audi crossover like the Q5, as the Q4 retains a decidedly Audi-shaped “grille” and DRLs. However, the Q4 is dimensionally smaller than the Q5, but is able to devote relatively more space to the cabin thanks to short front and rear overhangs. The Sportback model looks identical save for its coupe-like rear roofline, a la the BMW X6 or Mercedes GLE Coupe.
The interior takes cues from the rest of Audi’s e-tron line, as well as the futuristic Q8 SUV. A fully-digital 10.3” gauge cluster is complemented by Audi’s 11.6” MMI infotainment screen in a modern driver-focused layout. Optional equipment includes an augmented reality head-up display, and the Convenience Package, which features wireless charging, auto-dimming mirrors, satellite radio, a power liftgate, and more.
Although they share the same underpinnings, the regular Q4 and the Sportback aren’t available in the same trims. The Q4 is available in both rear and all-wheel drive versions of the Premium and Premium Plus Trims, while AWD is standard on the range-topping prestige trim, as well as all Sportback models.
The entry-level RWD trim produces 201 hp, while the dual-motor setup in the quattro models makes 295. 0-60 figures are 7.9 and 6.2 seconds, respectively. The RWD trims’ 77 kWh battery provides 265 miles of range. The AWD setup offers 236 miles of range in the regular Q4, and 242 in the Sportback. All models support fast charging up to 150-kW.
Pictured: 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron