Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept gets a sleek design with a swooping coupe-like roofline and large wheels. The roofline dips sharply at the back and fuses onto a large rear spoiler, which runs across the rear windscreen. The design of this vehicle is phenomenal. Also, it gets massive 22-inch wheels.
Upfront, the grille is massive. There are massive are intakes on the left and right of the bumper. The headlamps are slim and just like on the Q4, feature LED tech.
The Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept is certainly a handsome car.
Even with a sloping roofline Audi still claims enough headspace for rear-seat passengers. The Sportback also has a flat floor with all the batteries packed underneath, which means a lot of leg space for passengers due to the lack of a transmission tunnel.
The seats are draped in high-quality Alcantara instead of the conventional leather. The Q4 Sportback e-tron also gets an almost squared-off steering wheel with touchpads to control the 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the all-digital instrument cluster. The lack of a traditional gear on the central console has also freed up a fair bit of space for storage.
Just like the standard Q4 e-tron, the Sportback is also based on the all-electric MEB platform and gets a dual motor setup; one for the front axle and one for the rear. The motor at the rear, the one that does the actual drive work most of the time makes 204hp and 310Nm of torque. While the motor up front makes 102hp and 150 Nm of torque. The combined output is 306hp. Power for both motors come from an 82kWH battery pack.
The company claimed range is 450km. The battery can be quick-charged to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes. Audi will also have rear-wheel-drive versions on offer that will have a higher range of up to 500km. With the 510kg battery pack mounted in the floor, Audi claims to have managed to keep the centre of gravity as low as a similar-sized. The Q4 Sportback e-tron also has 50:50 weight distribution for better handling.
While Q4 e-tron and the Q4 Sportback e-tron will be introduced in markets next year, there is no real word when these two electrified Audi’s will make it to India.