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Advance Look during a Series: The Audi Q4 e-tron concept

Two electric motors muster 225 kW of complement appetite in a Q4 e-tron concept. As is customary for Audi, a pushing appetite of a judgment vehicle is brought to a highway with quattro all-wheel drive. Thanks to glorious traction, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in usually 6.3 seconds. It reaches a limit speed during an electronically singular 180 km/h. A vast battery with a ability of 82 kilowatt hours takes adult roughly a whole space in a underbody area between a axles. The operation of over 450 kilometers – in line with a WLTP customary – sets a benchmark in a class. The record of a Q4 e-tron judgment controls a modular substructure height (MEB) that will be integrated in countless electric vehicles constructed by a Volkswagen Group in a future, from a compress category to a aloft medium-size class.

The Audi Q4 e-tron judgment gives an allege demeanour during what will already be a fifth array prolongation electric vehicle that a manufacturer will deliver by a finish of 2020. Sales of a Audi e-tron have already started, and a initial vehicles will be delivered to a business before a finish of March 2019. Later this year, a Audi e-tron Sportback will be presented, and a Audi Q2L e-tron, that was designed privately for a Chinese market, will hurl off a public line. The arrangement of a prolongation chronicle of a four-door high-performance coupé Audi e-tron GT, that is being grown during Audi Sport GmbH, is designed for a second half of 2020. The compress Audi Q4 e-tron is to make a prolongation entrance during a same time. With this offer, Audi now covers all critical marketplace segments with all-electric expostulate vehicles, from a A shred to a full-size class, usually underneath dual years after a launch of a initial electric car.

Compact on a outside, atmospheric on a inside: measure and interior
4.59 meters long, 1.90 meters wide, 1.61 meters tall: With a dimensions, a Audi Q4 e-tron judgment takes a position in a tip third of a compress class. Its highway space mandate so validate a electric SUV as an flexible all-rounder that is suitable for city pushing as well. In terms of a interior, by contrast, a wheelbase of 2.77 meters puts it during slightest one category higher. As there is no delivery hovel restricting a space, a Q4 e-tron judgment offers unsuspected expanse and comfort, generally in terms of legroom both during a front and in a rear.

The clarity of expanse is underlined by a tone scheme. While light, gentle colors browbeat a tip territory of a cabin, a dim runner in a building territory provides a contrast. The headlining, a window pillars and a tip territory of a doorway rail and lurch row are propitious with white and beige microfiber textiles. In a Audi e-tron concept, sustainability is a tip priority not usually in terms of a electric drive: The building covering is done of recycled materials. Instead of chrome-plated steel taste frames, a surfaces are lonesome with a high-quality multi-layer paint finish. The embellished frosted Plexiglas on a applications creates an complete abyss effect. Four seats with integrated conduct restraints are upholstered with gentle Alcantara member done with artistic workmanship. Double seams stitched with thick chronicle accoutre a upholstery.

The arrangement of a practical cockpit with a many critical arrangement elements for speed, assign spin and navigation is located behind a steering wheel. The large-format head-up arrangement with an protracted existence duty is a new feature. It can arrangement critical graphical information, such as directional arrows for turning, directly on a march of a road.

Control panels designed as reason elements on a steering circle spokes can be used to name frequently used functions. In a core above a core console, there is a 12.3 inch touchscreen around that a infotainment and vehicle functions are displayed and operated.
It is slanted toward a motorist for larger palliate of operation. A support of buttons for determining a atmosphere conditioning is located next it. As a core console does not need to reason organic elements such as a rigging push or palm stop actuation elements, it is designed as a atmospheric stowage dungeon that includes a dungeon phone charging cradle. There is a plane area in high-quality pattern into that a selector symbol for a delivery mode is integrated and that also serves as a cover for a front territory of a console. In serve to a compulsory reduce storage compartment, a doors now yield a probability to store bottles in a privately molded tip section, where they are easy to reach.

Visibly Audi, visibly e-tron: a exterior
The Q4 e-tron judgment is identifiable as an Audi during initial peek by a Singleframe with a code logo, a 4 rings. And it will take no some-more than dual glances to see that this is an electric Audi e-tron: Like a initial prolongation Audi with electric drive, a new judgment vehicle also facilities a structured sealed aspect within a broad, roughly honest octagonal support in place of a normal radiator grille. Air is granted around vast inlets that extend from next a dual pattern LED headlights all a approach down to a front apron.

The prominently modelled fenders of all 4 wheels are a serve classical Audi pattern underline that distinguishes a brand. The widened facilities of a Q4 e-tron judgment are designed to be rarely organic and flowing, and they supplement a evil reason to a side view. The accentuation of a rocker row area between a axles, where a battery and so a powerhouse of this SUV is located, is a customary underline of a e-tron. Large 22 inch wheels leave no doubt about a intensity of a Audi e-tron concept. Its roof line slants down somewhat toward a back, giving a conformation a quite energetic look.

The distinguished extended light rope that connects a dual flare units on a behind finish of a Audi Q4 e-tron judgment was incorporated to simulate an member of a Audi e-tron. The propinquity within a e-tron family becomes manifest even here. This also relates to a inside of a lights, where a poignant brush of a LED segments is also suggestive of an member of a comparison brother.

Finally, a physique paint in “Solar Sky,” a shade of blue that changes depending on a angle of a light, is a tolerable creation in dual senses: The paint, that was grown privately for a Audi Q4 e-tron judgment and constructed underneath environmentally accessible conditions, effectively reflects a short-wave fragment of sunlight, nearby a infrared spectrum. This reduces a rave of feverishness on a aspect of a physique and a interior significantly. This advantages a biased contentment of a occupants while during a same time shortening a appetite submit compulsory for a atmosphere conditioning, that is afterwards not indispensable as many to cold a vehicle interior on gentle days. This, in turn, improves a operation and a tellurian CO footprint of a Q4 e-tron concept.

Efficient performer: expostulate complement and suspension
The modular substructure height (MEB) offers a extended operation of expostulate variants and appetite levels. The opening chronicle of a electric expostulate is commissioned in a Audi Q4 e-tron concept. The front and behind axles are any powered by an electric engine – a Q4 is a quattro. There is no automatic tie between a axles. Instead, an electronic control ensures that a torque chain is concurrent optimally, and it does so in fractions of a second. That enables a electric SUV to grasp best traction in all continue conditions and on any form of surface.

In many cases, a Audi Q4 e-tron judgment especially uses a behind electric motor, a henceforth vehement synchronous motor, in sequence to grasp a top efficiency. For reasons of efficiency, a expostulate torque is generally distributed with a rear-axle bias. If a motorist final some-more appetite than a behind electric engine can supply, a electric all-wheel expostulate uses a front asynchronous engine to redistribute a torque as compulsory to a front axle. This also happens predictively even before trip occurs in icy conditions or when cornering fast, or if a vehicle understeers or oversteers.

The electric engine in a behind finish has an outlay of 150 kW and mobilizes a torque of 310 newton meters; a front engine reserve a front wheels with adult to 75 kW and 150 newton meters. The complement appetite is 225 kW. The battery in a vehicle building stores 82 kilowatt hours, that allows for a operation of some-more than 450 kilometers according to a WLTP standard. The battery is charged with a limit of 125 kilowatts. As a result, it takes frequency some-more than 30 mins to lapse to 80 percent of a sum capacity.

However, a recipe for this glorious operation involves distant some-more than usually a battery with a vast capacity. Like a initial member of a family, a Audi e-tron, a Audi Q4 e-tron judgment is also a versatile artist when it comes to efficiency. From a low aerodynamic drag of a body, whose Cd value is 0.28, to a worldly recuperation strategy, a compress SUV uses each event to optimize a range. The formidable thermal government of a expostulate and battery, that involves a CO2 feverishness pump, also contributes to this.

Sporty, accurate handling
A pivotal cause for a sporty impression and superb cross dynamics is a low and executive position during that a expostulate components are installed. The high-voltage battery complement is optimally matched to a measure of a Audi Q4 e-tron and is located between a axles in a form of a flat, extended retard underneath a newcomer compartment. The battery complement weighs 510 kilograms. The core of sobriety of a Audi Q4 e-tron judgment is therefore during a identical spin to that of a sedan with a compulsory expostulate system. Axle bucket chain is ideally offset during roughly 50:50. The front wheels of a Q4 e-tron judgment are guided on a MacPherson spindle with adaptive dampers. In a rear, there is a multi-link spindle with apart springs and adaptive dampers.

The modular substructure height MEB: a base
MLB, MQB – modular longitudinal height and modular parallel platform: These member systems for vehicle growth paint a good success story in all segments of Audi and a Volkswagen Group. Previous platforms were designed essentially for a use of explosion engines. What is new and opposite about a modular substructure platform: It was designed privately and exclusively for automobiles with electric expostulate systems. Axles, drives, wheelbases and a communication between all components are comparison and blending privately for e-mobility. The chain of a large-volume battery units and their geometry can be optimized but carrying to make concessions to other expostulate concepts that contingency always be taken into comment in a MLB and MQB.

At a same time, outrageous synergy intensity can be non-stop adult with a MEB. This height serves as a basement essentially for electric cars in a high-volume A segment. It allows a best record accessible to be grown jointly opposite brands and used in many opposite electric cars. In particular, a MEB also helps electric mobility to mangle by even in a quite price-sensitive compress segment.

Electric offensive: twelve all-electric expostulate models by 2025
The code with a 4 rings launched a electric descent with a universe premiere of a all-electric SUV Audi e-tron in Sep 2018. By 2025, Audi will offer twelve automobiles with all-electric expostulate in a many critical markets worldwide and grasp roughly one-third of a sales with electrified models. The SUVs within this portfolio embody a e-tron and a e-tron Sportback due to make a entrance in 2019. In addition, there will be a operation of models with classical physique blueprint such as Avant and Sportback. The operation will cover each applicable marketplace shred from a compress category to a oppulance class.

The Audi e-tron GT judgment uncover car, a rarely energetic coupé with a low floor, done a entrance during a Los Angeles Auto Show 2018. The record in this vehicle was grown in partnership with Porsche; a pattern and impression of a e-tron GT judgment are packaged full of observable Audi DNA. The plan will be grown into volume-production models by a finish of 2020.

The Premium Platform Electric (PPE) is a special corner plan of a growth departments during Audi and Porsche. It will be a substructure for mixed Audi indication families with all-electric expostulate covering a high-volume B by D segments.

Fuel expenditure of a models named above
(Fuel expenditure and CO2 glimmer total given in ranges count on a apparatus selected)
Audi e-tron:
Combined electrical expenditure in kWh/100 km: 26.2–22.6 (WLTP); 24.6–23.7 (NEDC) 
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 0