2022 Audi Q4 E-Tron electric packages Q7-like room in a city-friendly package

Audi is moving quickly to fill the gs in its range of electric vehicles. Shortly after the launch of the E-Tron GT, the German company gave us a preview of an upcoming compact crossover called the Q4 E-Tron with a surprisingly spacious cabin.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s likely because Audi unveiled a concept also known as the Q4 E-Tron at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Like the design study, the production model is based on a brand-specific version of the modular MEB platform that was developed by the parent company Volkswagen and can be found under the ID.4, among other things. Camouflage keeps the Q4 lines under Wrs, but we can already tell that they have evolved since we looked at them as a design study. The front end gets bigger headlights and smaller air intakes, while the rear end gets new looking lights.

The overall proportions remain roughly the same, so the front overhang is unusually short as an electric motor takes up less space than a comparable four- or six-cylinder engine. The Q4 measures 180 inches long, 73 inches wide and 63 inches high, dimensions that make it about the size of a Q3, however, said Michael Kaufmann, the project’s technical manager Autoblog This interior is comparable to what the nearly 200-inch Q7 offers.

The cargo space is 18.4 cubic feet with four passengers on board and 52.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat. Audi notes that almost a cubic foot of storage space (including the glove box) is dotted around the cabin.

Like the larger E-Tron, the Q4 also confirms Audi’s reputation for manufacturing cars with high-tech interiors. It is available with an augmented reality head-up display (HUD), a steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons on the spokes, a driver-configurable digital instrument cluster and an 11.6-inch touchscreen for the MMI infotainment system.

Audi isn’t ready to release the full technical specs just yet, but the MEB fundamentals give some idea of ​​what to expect. We know that a lithium-ion battery is stowed directly under the passenger compartment and that either a single electric motor over the rear axle or a double motor can be accommodated on the platform. Time will tell which configuration Audi will choose; Note that different markets may have different variants.

All details about the Audi Q4 E-Tron 2022 will be announced in the coming weeks. Sales begin for the 2022 model year. Prices have not yet been released, but we expect the base price of the crossover to be over $ 50,000.

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