Audi has this week revealed a new compact four-door SUV concept car at the Geneva motor show.
Dubbed the “Q4 e-tron”, and looking very close to production ready, the all-electric design study sits on 22-inch wheels and measures 4.59 metres long, 1.90 metres wide, and 1.61 metres tall.
Underneath, it is powered by two electric motors, which are split between the front and rear axles. The one in the rear end has an output of 201 bhp and delivers a torque of 229 lb-ft; the front one generates 101 bhp and 111 lb-ft of torque. Total system power is therefore 302 bhp.
Audi claims the car accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds, while maximum speed is electronically limited to 111 mph.
In terms of driving range, the Q4 e-tron is said to be capable of delivering “more than” 279 miles according to the WLTP standard. The car’s battery system, located in the floor and weighing 510 kg, is charged with a maximum of 125 kilowatts. As a result, it takes just over 30 minutes to return to 80 per cent of the total capacity.
Audi says a production version of the Q4 e-tron is scheduled to launch at the end of 2020, becoming the German brand’s fifth electric model as a result.
The company’s first ever all-electric production car, the e-tron SUV, was revealed towards the end of 2018. Later this year, a road-going version of the 2017 e-tron Sportback concept will be presented, and the Q2L e-tron, which has been designed specifically for the Chinese market, will roll off the assembly line as well.
A production version of the four-door high-performance e-tron GT coupé concept that was revealed at last year’s LA Auto Show, and which is currently being developed at Audi Sport, is also planned for the second half of 2020.
By 2025, Audi aims to have twelve all-electric cars on the road.