30/10/2020

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Electric Audi Q4 e-tron spied ahead of winter launch

Our spy photographers have spotted the all-new, all-electric Audi This autumn e-tron undergoing screening for...

Our spy photographers have spotted the all-new, all-electric Audi This autumn e-tron undergoing screening for the to start with time. The completed car or truck is expected to go on sale at the stop of this year, as the fourth electric crossover in Audi’s secure, signing up for the complete-measurement e-tron and e-tron Sportback, as perfectly as the Chinese-sector electric model of the Q2 compact crossover.

The Audi This autumn e-tron is dependent on the identical MEB underpinnings as the Volkswagen ID.four and will share the identical variety of drivetrains and battery packs, with the flagship variant sporting a 302bhp twin-motor, 4-wheel-push powertrain and an 82kWh battery.

Like the ID.four, the variety-topping This autumn e-tron will have a 0–62mph time of six seconds, a major pace of 112mph and a most WLTP variety of 280 miles,  which is a continuous established of figures shared across all of Volkswagen’s flagship MEB-dependent crossovers.

The MEB platform can also accommodate a variety of lesser powertrains and battery packs, which could also make their way onto the This autumn e-tron. For case in point, the ID.four will shortly be readily available with a solitary 201bhp electric motor, run by the identical 82kWh battery pack, which will strengthen the crossover’s variety to 311 miles.

In addition, Volkswagen will shortly give a sequence of entry-degree and mid-variety ID.3 hatchbacks, run by batteries ranging amongst 45kWh and 77kWh in capacity. If Audi chooses to acquire these options for the This autumn e-tron, the cells would deliver a theoretical driving variety of amongst 200 and 300 miles.

New 2020 Audi This autumn e-tron: style and inside

The style of this Audi This autumn e-tron enhancement mule remains devoted to the principle we noticed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. It functions a very similar pair of LED headlamps, a kindred shoulder-line and in close proximity to-identical grille, whilst the triangular vents on the entrance bumper have been transferred wholesale.

This mule’s roofline is a small much less rakish than the concept’s, whilst the clearly show car’s massive 22-inch alloy wheels have been swapped for much more reasonably sized alternate options. The rear lights haven’t transformed a great deal, however – beneath the masking there is an almost identical complete-width light bar, which should really element scrolling indicators on the flagship design.

We’re but to see the cabin of the new Audi This autumn e-tron, but it should really be broadly very similar to that of the Volkswagen ID.four. As such, the dashboard will most likely element a tiny digital gauge cluster, a row of capacitive heater controls and a new 12.3-inch infotainment system which will be angled somewhat in direction of the driver.

The concept’s quirky hexagonal steering wheel will be ditched for the production variant – whilst the clearly show car’s 4-seat format will be swapped for a much more sensible five-seat arrangement. Like the ID.four, customers will also be provided a variety of quality toys, such as a customisable ambient lights system, massaging seats and a panoramic sunroof.

When the Audi This autumn e-tron inevitably goes on sale, it’ll be a part of a increasing market of quality electric SUVs. Rivals include the Jaguar I-Speed and Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 – as perfectly as the approaching Tesla Model Y and BMW iX3.

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