The upcoming 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback E-tron is going on sale next year. It is just one of the seven E-tron models that will reach the dealerships in the next two years. Whatsoever, Audi plans to have 20 electric cars in its reach lineup of crossovers and SUVs. As for the Q4 Sportback E-tron, it will arrive with the same mechanics as the Q4 E-tron model. Both models will go on sale at the same time.
However, the SUV variant will be more popular, without any doubt. Interestingly, but Q4 Sportback will be the first model to deploy a Volkswagen’s MEB platform. Most of the exterior design is based on the concept, and the interior will be very premium. Audi plans to deliver great performances and an astonishing driving range.
2021 Audi Q4 Sportback E-tron Design and Platform Details
Besides the MEB platform, the upcoming 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback E-tron SUV will introduce interesting styling cues. It is the smallest EV that rides on this platform. Dimensionally, this model is identical to the regular Q4 version. The arriving model is 181.1 inches long and 63.0 inches tall. Audi said the Q4 Sportback will look closer to its original concept. The design looks very upright and modern. However, some parts will depart from the concept, including the bumpers and door handles.
Moreover, the production model is slightly lower and wider. The A-pillar is the biggest difference, while the wheels are exactly the same. The hood looks longer, and single-frame grille is a recognizable cue. The grille is closed as the engine cooling is not necessary on the all-electric vehicles. Lastly, digital matrix headlights are looking perfect, and the customers can customize the light units, even in the back.
Cabin Hosts Big 12.3-Inch Touchscreen
The interior of the 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback E-tron won’t depart from the regular Q4 E-tron variant. The Sportback version also offers a digital cockpit with a 12.3-inch touchscreen. All of the controls are oriented towards the driver, and we like a new head-up display. On top of that, Audi will offer a new E-tron shifter.
Physical buttons are still present, but the number of controls is slightly reduced. The cabin is spacious, and the comfort is admirable. The floor coverings are actually recycled materials, and the seats are finished in Alcantara material.
2021 Audi Q4 Sportback E-tron System
New Audi’s all-electric model will deploy a four-wheel-drive setup thanks to a dual-motor setup. One motor is placed at each axle, and total output has been rated at 306 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque. New 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback E-tron will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 6.3 seconds. Moreover, its top speed has been rated at 112 mph.
Audi said that its new model would provide 280 miles of electric driving range. You can also opt for the configuration that uses a rear-wheel-drive setup. And while the torque ratings are lower, its driving range increases to 310 miles. An 82 kWh battery can be charged to 80% in half an hour via 125kW charger.
Price and Release Date
New 2021 Audi Q4 Sportback E-tron will cost around $60,000. The forthcoming model will offer a lot of optional equipment and packages, so the price could be even higher. However, it is a premium model with great performances. The sales will start at some point in 2021, most likely in the first quarter of the year.