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2022 Audi Q4 e-tron Revealed As Upcoming Mustang Mach-E Competitor

The all-electric compact crossover segment continues to heat up as the established Tesla Model Y is now doing battle with the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4, with many more models on the way. That includes the newly revealed 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron, which shares Volkswagen’s MEB platform with the ID.4 and a forthcoming Ford electric vehicle destined for Europe.

The 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron comes in both standard and Sportback body styles and is smaller and less expensive than the existing Audi e-tron and e-tron GT sedan. Size-wise, the compact Q4 e-tron slots in between Audi’s Q3 and Q5, though its low-mounted battery pack gives it similar interior dimensions to the larger Q5.

The Q4 e-tron’s source of motivation is identical to what’s found in the ID.4, including its standard 77 kWh battery pack and single 201 horsepower electric motor mounted on the rear axle. This setup is expected to return 250 miles of range and do 0-60 in 8.5 seconds.

The Q4 e-tron 50 Quattro upgrades the crossover to all-wheel-drive with front and rear motors that produce a combined 295 horsepower for a better 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds, though range is expected to be lower. Audi says the Q4 e-tron is capable of fast charging up to 125 kW and, like the ID.4 and Mach-E, can be charged at Electrify America stations.

Inside the cabin, the 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron sports a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen and 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster screen, an available augmented-reality head-up display, and either a conventional round steering wheel or an optional wheel with a flat top and bottom section. Regenerative braking can be adjusted on the fly via the steering-wheel-mounted paddles.

The Audi Q4 e-tron is scheduled to launch in the U.S. later this year with a starting price of around $45,000.

We’ll have more on this and all of Ford’s upcoming competitors soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Njia

    Good looking vehicle, and I really like the e-tron. This Q4 e-tron will probably get more people thinking about EVs, but the range is still really anemic (it’s not any better on the upscale e-tron, either). VW and Audi are obviously looking at marketing data that is telling them that 200-ish miles is “good enough” for “most customers.” And for 97% of driving, that’s probably true. But if their intent is to rely on Electrify America for recharing while on road trips, and they’re limiting the charging speed to 125 kW, I don’t see that combo winning a lot of hearts and minds.

  2. Shane

    Ford, please take note of the interior, far better place to sit then a Ford. Quality is way higher, yes I know you pay more, but there are things Ford could do to improve their interior design and quality. I would be quite prepared to pay more for a Ford if it met my quality expectations, right now, it doesn’t.

  3. Lee Glidewell

    Another battery-operated short-range toy… yawn…who cares..?

  4. Mark L Bedel

    I’ve been noticing of late that Audi’s grill designs seem to be trending larger like BMW’s. I hope that they haven’t caught the same disease?


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