Plenty of car manufacturers have announced their plans to build electric vehicles (EVs) to some extent. Some had grand plans to make multiple EVs over several years; others show one planned vehicles, since it’s their first step into the world of EVs. In the case of luxury car company Audi, they’ve fallen under the latter category- and plan to take on some stiff competition in the process.

At the Geneva auto show in Switzerland, Audi revealed the launch of the Q4 e-tron concept.

This particular design has been seen as a thinly veiled variation of the production itself. That is set to begin globally sometime in late 2020. This means that EVs could be for sale at Audi dealerships by early 2021 in a growing sea of competition.
This includes the Tesla Model Y, which was also announced earlier this year.

The Q4 e-tron is said to be based off the Volkswagen Group’s electric MEB platform.

This will allow the EV to take advantage of the full electrification’s packaging possibilities. Meanwhile, it will harness the economies of sale that’s often associated with the spread out of MEB models over all the brands under the Volkswagen Group’s umbrella. So this EV concept is beneficial in a number of ways.

Audi’s Q4 e-tron concept can go from zero to 62 MPH in just 6.3 seconds, thanks in large part to its 300 horsepower. It’s also capable of hitting a top speed of 112 MPH, boosting its electric range and creating a shorter drive ratio. Both factors will make the EV agile and responsive for the driver behind the wheel. Its 82 kilowatt hour (kWh) lithium-ion battery can last for over 280 miles, and weighs 1124. The latter fact is seen as more impressive than fellow EVs.

As for motors, there are two within this EV; a synchronous electric motor in its rear, and an asynchronous motor in the front. Rear-biased torque distribution; 50/50 front and rear weight balance; and a fast torque management system ensures that the Q4 e-tron is an agile EV for consumers to enjoy driving. In addition, there’s both a MacPherson front and multilink rear suspension. Each have adaptive dampers- a little fact that will put many consumers at ease when it comes to their safety when driving Audi’s EV.

While its mechanical prowess is clearly impressive, its appearance is nothing to ignore. The Q4 e-tron is measured at 180.7 inches long, 74.8 inches wide, and 63.4 inches tall. This classifies it as a compact-crossover SUV, making it a great fit for those that need more storage, yet wish to drive a vehicle that’s considered to be sporty. There’s also a 109.1-inch wheelbase, and the EV stands on 22-inch wheels and 265/40 Pirelli P Zero rubber.

 

It’s stylish due to its horizontal-slatted grille, horizontal light bar, and massive fenders. Fancy features such as electronic camera-based rearview mirrors, although most critics argue that such things aren’t necessary for such a sleek vehicle- electric or otherwise. 

Audi’s Q4 e-tron concept shouldn’t be dismissed as just another sporty cross-over SUV. It’s an EV that’s a mechanical force to be reckoned with in its own right. Between its strong horsepower, dual motors, and lithium-ion battery, this is one EV offering that should not go unnoticed- both by consumers and competitors alike. Even as the latter continues to grow exponentially, Audi just might be able to hold their own upon release.

Source: CarandDriver

 

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