Just a few months after the launch of its new Q4 e-tron, Audi has broadened its range of compact electric cars by launching a Sportback variant, whose coupe body shape is orientated to the tastes of a younger and more dynamic clientele. No changes have been made to the technical specifications. The Q4 Sportback e-tron is powered by two different powertrains: the base ‘35’ e-tron model comes with a 55 kWh battery and a 170 hp motor for a range of 347 km, while the top of the range ‘55’ e-tron quattro has an 82 kWh battery and two electric motors for a total power output of 299 hp, giving a range of 495 km.
What is different is the design, especially the rear profile. Compared to the standard Q4 e-tron, the Sportback has a more downward slanting roofline towards the third segment, ending in a steeply sloped rear window with a largish spoiler, lending this model an even sportier look. At the other end, the headlights, connected by a narrow LED light strip, as well as the shape of the bumper, are retained from the original Q4 e-tron.
Interior volume of the Sportback differs slightly from the original model because of the new shape, not so much in terms of passenger space, but in luggage capacity. The load compartment offers 535 litres of space, compared to 520 in the standard Q4 e-tron. What remains unchanged is the front end, consistent with the German brand’s most recent stylistic language, with the same multi-level dashboard design dominated by the infotainment system’s 11.6-inch screen, the largest ever offered on an Audi.