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New Audi Q4 e-tron Coming Soon: Specs, price and release info

Audi’s compact electric SUV gets improved performance, increased range and new tech among a series of updates

Catherine King

Words by: Catherine King

Published on 22 September 2023 | 0 min read

The Audi Q4 e-tron has been around for a couple of years now. The first rung on Audi’s all-electric range, it shares roots with the Volkswagen ID.4 and Skoda Enyaq but with a suitably upgraded and premium feel. Suffice to say, this isn’t just a case of adding the four rings badge on the grille and call it a day. Accordingly, the Q4 e-tron is a rival for posher electric crossovers like the Volvo XC40 and the Mercedes EQA, to name just two.
When we drove the current Q4 e-tron we enjoyed the tech and the premium feel, but found the range a little disappointing in the cold winter weather we drove it in. Perhaps aware of that for the upcoming 2024 model Audi will only offer a larger battery option. Changes to its composition also mean it should go further than before while tweaks to the suspension are intended to make the e-tron more fun to drive, too. Audi will be taking orders for the new Q4 e-tron from the end of September, with a starting price of just under £50,000, but this goes up to £62,595 for the top of the range Q4 Sportback e-tron Black Edition 55 quattro. • The updates include assisted lane changes where specified • The 2024 Q4 45 e-tron Sportback claims to have up to 339 miles of range • Orders open at the end of September • Prices will start from £49,915

Design and models available

The Q4 e-tron will continue to be available as both a regular SUV and a sleeker, more aerodynamic Sportback which offers up to 339 miles of range. There are three trims to choose from on both, comprising Sport, S line and Black Edition. Each is available with either rear-wheel drive or Audi’s four-wheel drive quattro system, with a choice of two power outputs. Most of the changes are under the skin, so we expect this new model to look more or less the same as the existing car. Inside, a notable optional addition to the already impressive list of safety features enables assisted lane changes, which when activated will steering the car into lane when safe to do so.


Changes to the battery mean all models of the Q4 e-tron put more power to the road, go further on a charge and can top up more quickly than before. This is reflected in changes to the model names, the 40 e-tron now the 45 e-tron and the 50 e-tron becoming the 55 e-tron. Which is all very confusing, but to put it into context a single motor/rear-wheel drive 45 e-tron Sportback now has 286 horsepower and has a best-case range of 339 miles, both significant improvements over what went before. Charging speed on a suitably powerful public charger has also been increased, hopefully meaning less time plugged in, especially in the crucial charging range between 10 and 80 per cent.

Price and release

Audi will be taking orders for the new Q4 e-tron from the end of September, with a starting price of just under £50,000, increasing to £62,595 for the Q4 Sportback e-tron Black Edition 55 quattro.