Let’s get those sci-fi cliches out of the way. The new fully electric Audi Q4 e-tron feels bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. It’s high-tech driver-focused cabin and touch-sensitive controls have the sheen of an interstellar starship, while its all-electric powertrain offers driving performance that feels warp-speed.
Available at launch with a traditional SUV profile – with a sleek coupé-style Sportback available to order in June – the new Q4 e-tron has been designed to re-imagine what a compact electric SUV can be.
It blends city-friendly dimensions with a cleverly packaged interior that offers space more akin to a full-size SUV. A choice of electric rear-wheel drive powertrains or quattro all-wheel drive provide charged performance, with up to 316 miles of range on the Q4 Sport 40 e-tron and the option of 125kW high-capacity recharging that – in ideal conditions – can get you from 5% to 80% in as little as 38 minutes.
But, where the Audi Q4 e-tron really changes the game is in its driving technology.
To find out more about the Audi Q4 e-tron, head to audi.co.uk/q4-e-tron
Starship-style driving controls
The Audi Q4 e-tron’s new-generation double-spoke steering wheel breaks new ground with smartphone-style backlit controls that let you use touch and list-friendly swipe gestures, while providing gentle haptic feedback.
Audi’s pace-setting premium Virtual Cockpit and large central MMI touchscreen with internet connectivity are standard across the Audi Q4 e-tron line-up – letting you share sat-nav and infotainment information across the two screens, either by intuitive voice control or fingertip command.
The Audi Q4 e-tron’s MMI Navigation Plus and Audi Connect internet connectivity offers high-resolution Google Earth satellite images that deliver a crisper and clearer view of the world around you, as well as an ‘e-tron’ route planner that calculates your optimum route based on public charging points.