Audi Q4 Sportback E-tron is the automaker’s seventh electric vehicle by 2021

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The model retains the single-frame grille for which Audi is known, but echoes other E-tron models with a slightly different interpretation, including a closed grille, since airflow is no longer necessary for the engine cooling. It features new digital matrix headlights from Audi that can be customized to suit the user’s taste, while the rear light echoes high-end cars such as the A7 and A8.

The four-wheel drive model has two electric motors, one at the front and rear axle, creating a power of 225 kW. It delivers 302 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque, reaches 0-62 mph in 6.3 seconds and “for efficiency reasons” has a top speed of 112 mph.

Still for efficiency, the model mainly uses its rear electric motor – which independently produces 229 lb-ft of torque – but if more power is needed, the electric all-wheel drive uses the front motor to redistribute the required torque to the axle before. This also happens predictively in difficult conditions, such as ice or fast corners.

The model is capable of 280 miles of range over WLTP. In rear-wheel drive, this figure drops to 311 miles. The floor battery is a unit of 82 kWh capacity that can be charged to a maximum of 125 kW, which results in an 80% charge in 30 minutes.

The interior is identical to the Q4 E-tron, with a digital cockpit, a 12.3-inch touch screen tilted towards the driver, a new head-up display in augmented reality and a new e-tron gear lever. There are still physical buttons to control the air conditioning.

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