Audi recently announced pricing for the Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback in the United States, and the former starts at $ 43,900, which is $ 37,495 after the federal tax credit.
This means that the basic Audi Q4 40 e-tron RWD is around four grand more expensive than the corresponding VW ID.4 model. Obviously, everyone is talking about whether an upgrade to the Q4 e-tron makes sense, since both electric SUVs share the VW Group’s MEB platform.
Our own Kyle Conner recently had the chance to get up close and personal with the Euro spec Audi Q4 e-tron in the south of France and he was pretty impressed.
Mind you, while the video takes us on a full tour of the exterior and interior of the electric vehicle, including some of its key functions, it does not contain any driving impressions. Don’t worry, a full review will be coming soon on Kyle’s Out of Spec Reviews channel.
Well, the first impression pretty much everyone gets when they see the Q4 e-tron in the metal is how much better it looks compared to the ID.4. Audi really got it to the point with the design, and the Q4 e-tron definitely looks higher quality and more desirable than its sibling with the Volkswagen logo.
As Kyle points out, the car in the video is S-Line and that gives it an added styling edge. A closer look at this special Q4 50 e-tron quattro, however, shows drum brakes on the rear axle, a rather strange detail for people who are used to ICE Audis.
Given the strong regenerative braking effect and the fact that drum brakes do not produce brake dust and last longer than disc brakes, the choice of Audi is not uncommon. Another striking exterior detail is the individual Matrix LED lighting system with four individually adjustable light signatures.
The interior is definitely worthy of the Audi badge, with Kyle noting that it looks great thanks to the cool dashboard layout, comfortable and supportive seats, distinctive ambient lighting system, and quality materials. It also offers plenty of space, including in the back seat. What he doesn’t like is the steering wheel with its flat top and bottom; It’s not that comfortable to use on performance driving or even in the city.
There’s a lot more information in the video above, so be sure to check it out if the Q4 e-tron is on your shortlist for EV buying.