Competition is raging in the electric market. How to stand out? With the Q4 e-tron, Audi has chosen to integrate plenty of pioneering and high-end technologies.
For its arrival on the electric market, Audi first focused on the high-end with a large SUV and a sedan straight out of a science fiction film. But when it was necessary to expand the range from below, there was no question of making compromises. The proof with the Q4 e-tron.
Aesthetically, the compact SUV adopts a strong visual identity. And you just have to look at it to understand that the brand with the rings has not skimped on the on-board technology. Until integrating a world first.
A concept car physique
Before diving into this plethora of technologies, let’s recall the basics of this Audi Q4 e-tron whose cousins you probably already know: the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Skoda Enyaq iV. It shares with them the MEB platform specifically developed for zero-emission vehicles. But by adding the premium touch specific to the German manufacturer.
As its name suggests, the Audi Q4 e-tron slots right in between the Q3 and Q5 in the thermal range. While offering the best of both worlds: the size of the Q5’s interior in an exterior volume closer to the Q3. This is one of the many strong points of electric technology.
A look that we do not forget
When passing the Audi Q4 e-tron, it is difficult to remain indifferent to its gaze. For what ? Quite simply because its headlights feature a world first: the possibility of choosing from four different light signatures. Enough to offer several personalities to this Q4 e-tron, directly from the central screen, without even having to change cars.
If this LED system plays on the aesthetics of the car, it is added to the cutting-edge Matrix LED technology which serves safety. It allows the road to be lit as clearly as possible, without blinding other users. By what stratagem? Thanks to millions of pixels » which allow the light flux to adapt in real time to what the car detects. Thus, if a car arrives in front, the rays of the lights pointing towards it are automatically deactivated, while continuing to illuminate optimally all around.
The biggest screen in an Audi
On board, the technological atmosphere specific to Audi is not lacking in this Q4 e-tron. We obviously find the digital instrumentation with a 10.25 inch screen, the now famous Virtual Cockpit behind the steering wheel, configurable according to your desires.
As for the central screen, with its 11.6 inches, it is quite simply the largest ever integrated into an Audi. It allows access to all infotainment functions as well as navigation, with the very beautiful Google mapping with satellite view.
Augmented reality for driving
Imagine: you are driving, and driving or navigation information appears in your field of vision, as if it were floating in the air. No need to look away anymore. Well, that’s exactly what the Audi Q4 e-tron aims to do with its head-up display… in augmented reality.
Thanks to it, essential information for driving or navigation is projected as if it were 10 meters in front of the car. Better yet, they’re dynamic, overlapping the car in front if it’s too close, or telling you exactly where to turn. A stunning technology that is reminiscent of what we find in video games.
An on-board concert hall
Music accompanies all your journeys? That’s good, Audi has thought of music lovers and offers in its Q4 e-tron an audio system worthy of the name. For this, the manufacturer has enlisted the services of one of the most important brands in the sector: Sonos. The American giant has therefore integrated no less than 10 speakers into the cabin: four treble, four bass, one central and onesubwooferin the trunk. All driven by two amplifiers delivering a total power of 580 watts.
This premium audio system offers exceptional sound quality. Enough to enjoy your favorite pieces with generous, enveloping sound, like in a concert hall.
If you are one of those who always have a smartphone at hand, you will be happy to learn that Audi has thought of you with its Q4 e-tron. Already because it benefits from a dedicated location, allowing it to recharge wirelessly, without having to plug it in. But also because all your applications are displayed directly on the central screen thanks to the integrated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Better yet, Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant is also there. Enough, for example, to fill out your shopping list, ask for the weather forecast at your destination, or even interact with your connected equipment at home.
Audi Q4 e-trons for all tastes
The Audi Q4 e-tron, which has a 77 kWh battery, is available in three finishing levels, with powers ranging from 204 to 299 horsepower, in two or four-wheel drive and with a range of up to 530 km .
Audi’s electric compact SUV starts at 53,000 euros in its Design finish, already very rich in equipment, including reading of traffic signs by camera, the 10.25″ Digital Cockpit digital instrument cluster or again the LED headlights.
To find the Audi Q4 e-tron that suits you, the best thing is to indulge in the online configurator.