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Audi Q4 e-tron slips in under LCT threshold



AUDI Australia has today announced pricing and (limited) specification detail of its all-electric Q4 e-tron range, due here in the first half of 2024.

 

The two-variant, two-body-style, battery-electric medium SUV range will be priced from $88,300 plus on-road costs, slipping in beneath the $89,332 LCT threshold for fuel efficient and electric cars, and rivalling established models from BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla.

 

Given its standing as a premium marque, the 2024 Audi Q4 e-tron will form a natural rival to the likes of the BMW iX1 (from $78,900 plus on-road costs), Lexus UX300e (from $79,990 +ORC) and Mercedes-Benz EQA-Class (from $82,300 +ORC) – albeit from an elevated price point.

 

As a reference, the more mainstream Tesla Model Y is priced from $65,400 in rear-wheel drive format through to $96,700 for the flagship Performance variant.

 

Locally, Audi will offer the Q4 e-tron in two body styles – SUV and Sportback – and with the choice of two powertrains.

 

The ‘45’ badged duo offer a 210kW/550Nm single motor driving the rear wheels to deliver a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 6.7 seconds, while the ‘55’ badged variants offer dual motors totalling 250kW/679Nm and all-wheel drive, a 5.4 second 0-100km/h time. Top speed is electronically limited to 180km/h.

 

Both powertrains feature an 82kWh battery pack (77kWh net) with the ‘45’ offering DC fast charging at up to 135kW and the ‘55’ at up to 175kW. A 10 to 80 per cent charge time of around 28 minutes is expected, while three on-board regenerative modes offer as much as 0.3g of braking recuperation. In other markets, the Q4 e-tron offers a driving range of up to 562km (WLTP) in ‘45’ format.

 

Sitting in the ‘sweet spot’ for Aussie buyers – within the popular Medium SUV segment – the Audi Q4 e-tron measures 4600mm in length and rides upon an 2760mm wheelbase. The numbers provide the SUV with 520 – 1490 litres of cargo space, depending on seating configuration, and the Sportback a deceptive 535 – 1460 litres.

 

For Australian variants, Audi has made the Q4 e-tron available with its customisable matrix LED headlights and intelligent augmented reality head-up display.

 

Standard features on ‘45’ variants include LED headlights, metallic paint, a powered tailgate, Audi virtual cockpit with two display options, leather appointed upholstery, heated front seats, and tri-zone climate control.

 

The ’55’ adds matrix LED headlights with digital light signatures, S line styling signature, sports front seats with S embossing, Audi virtual cockpit plus with three display options, and coloured LED ambient cabin lighting.

 

Elsewhere – including New Zealand – the updated Q4 e-tron to be sold locally arrives with tweaked chassis and steering calibration and adaptive suspension options, enhanced adaptive cruise control and lane trace systems, infotainment upgrades with connected navigation and infotainment, larger 10.25-inch virtual cockpit plus, heated front seats and a gesture-controlled powered tailgate.

 

Audi Australia will announce further details of the Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron – including likely ownership and charging benefits – closer to the models’ arrival in the first half of 2024.

 

2024 Audi Q4 e-tron pricing*:

 

Q4 45 e-tron (a)

$88,300

New variant

Q4 Sportback 45 e-tron (a)

$88,300

New variant

Q4 55 e-tron (a)

$108,500

New variant

Q4 Sportback 55 e-tron (a)

$109,500

New variant

 

*Pricing excludes on-road costs.

 

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