Skip to main content

Audi unveils small electric Q4 e-tron SUV with 280 miles of range

Audi has unveiled today its latest all-electric vehicle in the e-tron series: the Q4 e-tron, a small electric SUV with 280 miles of range.

At the Geneva Motor Show today, the German automaker is presenting a concept of the Q4 e-tron, but Audi confirmed that a production version will launch “at the end of 2020 as the Audi brand’s fifth electric model.”

It will be based on the VW MEB platform.

In terms of design, there’s a clear resemblance of the e-tron, Audi’s first production electric SUV.

At 4.59 meters long (180 in), 1.90 meters wide (75 in), 1.61 meters tall (63 in): the Q4 e-tron mostly looks like a smaller version of the e-tron.

Audi described the vehicle:

“The Q4 e-tron concept is identifiable as an Audi at first glance by the Singleframe with the brand logo, the four rings. And it will take no more than two glances to see that this is an electric Audi e-tron: Like the first production Audi with electric drive, the new concept vehicle also features a structured closed surface within a broad, almost upright octagonal frame in place of a traditional radiator grille. Air is supplied via large inlets that extend from below the two matrix LED headlights all the way down to the front apron.”

Here are a few images of the Q4 e-tron concept released by Audi today:

As for the powertrain, Audi says that the Q4 e-tron concept is equipped two electric motors – resulting in an all-wheel-drive system with a total power output of 225 kW.

The company is talking about an acceleration from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 180 km/h (111 mph).

A 82 kWh battery pack powers the vehicle for up to 450 km (280 miles) based on the WLTP standard, according to Audi.

The interior features a 12.3 inch touchscreen and all the comfort you would expect from a small premium SUV:

Again, Audi says that it plans to bring a production version of the Q4 e-tron concept to market by the end of next year.

Electrek’s Take

Obviously, there’s not much new to see here. It’s what we expected; a smaller version of the e-tron.

Nonetheless, I think it’s an important vehicle because the small SUV/crossover segment is becoming an important one and therefore, it’s important to electrify it.

A 82 kWh battery pack is on the high side of what I thought they could fit in a vehicle that size, so I think they will have no problem having a real-world range over 200 miles in this vehicle, as long as they don’t plan too big of an energy buffer.

Now, of course, the success of the vehicle will also be dependent on how it is priced because I think this electric segment is going to be highly competitive.

I’d like to see it start at around $48,000, but I’d be pleasantly surprised if it actually starts under $55,000.

What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.

Here’s the full press release:

Advance Look at the Series: The Audi Q4 e-tron concept

  • Compact electric SUV with all-wheel drive presented at Geneva Motor Show
  • Range of more than 450 kilometers thanks to versatile efficiency technologies
  • Production version to be launched at the end of 2020 as the Audi brand’s fifth electric model

It has been roughly a year since the first series production Audi with electric drive made its debut at the same location: The Audi e-tron* was still covered in camouflage wrapping foil at that point. The brand with the four rings is now giving an advance look at a further automobile with an all-electric drive at the Geneva Motor Show: The Audi Q4 e-tronconcept is a compact four-door SUV with an exterior length of 4.59 meters whose relation to the Audi e-tron is apparent at first glance.

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Stay up to date with the latest content by subscribing to Electrek on Google News. You’re reading Electrek— experts who break news about Tesla, electric vehicles, and green energy, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow Electrek on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our YouTube channel for the latest reviews.



Avatar for Fred Lambert Fred Lambert

Fred is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at Electrek.

You can send tips on Twitter (DMs open) or via email:

Through, you can check out Fred’s portfolio and get monthly green stock investment ideas.