Audi revealed some new information about its 2022 Q4 e-tron lineup recently, and it should make necessary reading for EV tire-kickers. The entry-level luxury SUV model was has been expanded to include three new models: the Q4 40, and the Q4 50 in regular and Quattro designations; the latter two will be available in Audi’s popular Sportback body shape.
For buyers interested in an all-electric family getabout — especially first-time new car buyers — the Q4 40 is a convincing addition to the shortlist. The model’s $43,900 base sticker is an attractive figure; what buyers get for their mid-40s investment is a daily driver with a 201-horsepower motor, and creature comforts including 4-way lumbar adjustment, panoramic sunroof, and safety tech features Audi Pre Sense and Audi Side Assist. Buyers can move up to the Premium Plus trim level to get a heated steering wheel with regenerative control paddles, interior LED atmospherics, and adaptive cruise assist, and Convenience and Technology packages are also available.
The 2022 Q4 50 e-tron and Q4 50 e-tron Quattro variants—in standard and Sportback guises—bump up the horsepower rating to 295 with the addition of a second motor. Available packages include 20-inch wheel and S-line plus; the latter adds 5-Y-spoke graphite-gray rims with all-season tires, while the latter adds 20-inch 10-spoke-star-aero wheels, 20-inch 5-v-spoke-polygon wheels, the S-line exterior with black optic scheme, sport seats and flattened steering wheel.
For all 2022 Q4 models, a 5% to 80% charge can be accomplished in 38 minutes.
The 2022 Q4 50 e-tron and Q4 Sportback 50 e-tron models start at $49,900 and $52,700, respectively.