Audi Q4 e-tron 2022: a premium crossover in the affordable price segment.
The range of full-size crossover electric cars has been expanded by a new model of the German brand — Audi Q4 e-tron 2022.
The review of parameters allows concluding about high competitiveness of the novelty in comparison with analogs of a premium segment.
The all-wheel drive vehicle with high speed and off-road potential is of interest to motorists of different age categories.
Despite the peaceful nature of the new electric car, its appearance is dominated by details of a pronounced aggressive style.
In numerous photos and promotional posters Audi Q4 e-tron of 2022 looks the most stylish and presentable in the frontal view. In the field of view:
The ribbed profile sidewalls of the sloping along the front edge of the hood;
aerodynamic contours of the front end with multifunctional blocks of head matrix optics and textured grille of decorative front cladding;
racing format of vertical ventilation diffusers, responsible for cooling the front disc brakes.
The design of the lower sector of the front end includes transverse slats of the lower air duct, a set of fog lights and a ribbed profile of off-road plastic trim.
The black gloss brand logo and the ribbed profiles of the front body embossing are responsible for the decorating properties.
The new crossover looks elegant and sporty from a side view. Available:
The tonal contrast of the chrome rails and narrow window perimeter with a darker paint job;
longitudinal wave profiles of the sides of the aerodynamic body;
compact reverse camera brackets;
spacious wheel arches and original drawing of 18-inch wheel disks.
The off-road potential of the electric crossover is indicated by short overhangs, high ground clearance, and the presence of a plastic dodger on the lower body contour that combines protective and decorative properties.
Details of the classic crossover style are also present in the configuration of the stern.
This is a compact area of rear glazing and a static spoiler, the vertical plane of the trunk door relief and the protective panel of the massive dodger.
The electric crossover showcases interesting graphics connected by a LED bridge clearance and stop lights and a paired set of fog lights.
Judging by the positive feedback from the visitors of the launch presentation, the Audi Q4 e-tron 2022 may become a worthy competitor to Tesla cars and other advanced analogues of the premium segment.
There are very few critical comments about the body design, so the future restyling will be primarily focused on improving the technical and performance characteristics.
The full-size new body of the electrified five-door provides maximum seating and road comfort for the driver and four passengers.
Futuristic design elements prevail in the design of the interior trimmed with natural leather and good-quality plastic.
The front panel is equipped with a highly informative digital dashboard and 12-inch media-information display supplemented with command functions.
Another monitor serves for touch-sensitive adjustment of the four-zone climate control.
The tunnel is equipped with a puck multimedia complex, an expanded list of functional and comfort organizers, comfortable two-leaf armrest with built-in refrigerator compartment.
The output characteristics of the on-board equipment and electronics meet the current premium standards.
Pilot seats are characterized by effective side support, excellent profiling, modern ergonomics and a wide range of adjustment ranges.
The limited service of the three second row seats is compensated for by plenty of personal space and special options.
Nominal for a full-size car the volume of 600-liter luggage compartment due to partial removal of backrests can be increased to 1700 liters.
The luggage compartment has a curtain-covered niche for a spare part and standard tools.
With external dimensions of 4901 x 1935 and 1616 mm, the electric car is based on the proven advantages of Volkswagen’s MEB-series platform.
The all-wheel-drive chassis with air suspension and a wheelbase of 2928 mm has the function of adjusting the clearance height of 182 mm in the range of +50/-26 mm.
The combined output of two electric motors is 299 hp and 460 Nm of peak traction. A test drive showed a time of 6.2 seconds to get to the first «hundredth» and a top speed of 180 km/h.
The 82-kilowatt lithium-ion battery of module type has enough energy to run a distance of more than 500 km.
Driving safety is ensured by a set of integrated running stabilizers, disc brakes of increased diameter, safety systems and a wide range of electronic aids.
For fans of dynamic, sporty driving style is of interest modification with the index «Sportback».
The novelty is distinguished by a cross-coupe aerodynamic configuration of the body and increased mileage by 15 km without intermediate recharging.
Dimensions and characteristics of the complete technical equipment without significant changes.
Features and prices
On the domestic market Audi Q4 e-tron 2022 is announced in three modifications costing from 42 to 52 thousand euros.
According to preliminary information, the price of the model with additional premium options on average 6 thousand higher.
In the first three real competitors are electric and hybrid analogues of the premium class: Jaguar I-Pace, Volvo XC90 or Porsche Cayenne.