2024 Audi Q4 e-Tron Base Price Increased By $5,400

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2024 Audi Q4 e-tron

Large changes are in store for the 2024 Audi Q4 e-tron. Order guide data reveals that the Q4 e-tron lineup will be condensed to just one trim called the 55 Premium, replacing the Q4 e-tron 40 and 50 models that were available in Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige trims. These changes affect the Q4 e-tron and the Q4 e-tron Sportback, and see pricing for the electric SUV increase by $5,400 to $55,200 (prices don’t include destination) for the SUV and $58,200 for the Q4 e-tron Sportback.

Audi fans will notice that the 2024 Q4 e-tron’s starting price tag of $55,200 matches last year’s Q4 e-tron 50 Premium. So, in an apples-to-apples comparison, the new Q4 e-tron 55 hasn’t gone up by a lot of money. When you look at the increase in performance for the Q4 e-tron 55 compared to the Q4 e-torn 50, the new trim actually represents good value.

Still, there’s no denying that the Q4 e-tron going from an electric SUV that starts at $49,800 to $55,200 could hurt its popularity, especially at a time when other automakers are slashing prices for their electric SUVs. We’re also confused by Audi’s decision to make the changes in the middle of the 2024 model year instead of waiting for model year 2025. Audi’s configurator for the 2024 Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback have been updated with the changes.

The major difference between the Q4 e-tron 55 and the previous Q4 e-tron 40 and 50 is an increase in performance. The Q4 e-tron 40 used to come with a single electric motor on the rear wheels with 201 horsepower, while the Q4 e-tron 50 had dual electric motors with 295 hp. The new Q4 e-tron 55 comes with a dual-motor configuration that’s rated at 335 hp. That’s a noticeable increase over the previous models. The extra power brings better performance figures, as the Q4 e-tron 55 should be able to get to 60 mph in five seconds compared to 5.8 seconds for the Q4 e-tron 50.

2024 Audi Q4 e-tron Front

Motor Authority claims that Audi has also updated the Q4 e-tron’s 82-kWh battery pack to improve DC fast-charging speeds. The electric SUV can now charge at a maximum rate of 175 kW compared to 150 kW, allowing the SUV to go from 10% to 80% charged in roughly 28 minutes. Additionally, the Q4 e-tron 55’s rear electric motor has a more efficient design that brings increased range over the Q4 e-tron 50. The Q4 e-tron 55 has an estimated range of up to 258 miles compared to 236 miles with the Q4 e-tron 50.

The Q4 e-tron 55 also has some other changes. The outlet claims that the electric SUV also gains new suspension and steering tuning. The new tuning reportedly allows the Q4 e-tron 55 to deliver an improved balance between comfort and handling. Audi has also introduced new 21-inch wheels.

With a starting price tag of $55,200, the 2024 Audi Q4 e-tron becomes one of the pricier electric SUVs in the segment. The Q4 e-tron 55 Premium costs more than the Polestar 4 ($54,900), Lexus RZ ($54,000), Genesis GV60 ($52,000), Kia EV9 ($54,900), Mercedes-Benz EQB ($52,750), Chevrolet Blazer EV ($48,800), and Ford Mustang Mach-E ($38,895). The Audi undercuts the Genesis Electrified GV70 ($66,450) and the Cadillac Lyriq ($57,195).

Pictured: 2024 Audi Q4 e-tron

Source: Motor Authority

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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