Audi Q4 e-tron EV SUV Singapore
10 June 2024
The New Audi Q4 e-tron Has Arrived In Singapore

Here are 4 + 4 need-to-know fun facts about Audi’s latest EV SUV, the Audi Q4 e-tron.

Fact 1: This is an entry-level EV SUV from Audi

As far as EVs go from the Ingolstadt brand, this is currently the entry-level model. Until the rumoured Q2 (all of Audi’s EVs moving forward will be designated with even numbers) is launched sometime in 2027, this is your first step into the world of Audi EVs.

Fact 2: Four variants

There are two variants for each body style, giving potential buyers four different options. The Q4 e-tron will come in a base model Advanced trim and the Edition 1 higher-specced trim. The Sportback will also have similar Advanced and Edition 1 trims.

Fact 3: Feature packed

The Advanced trim already comes with wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a fully digital operating system, and a decently sized 10.25-inch display for the driver.

But go crazy with the Edition 1 (at an SGD 20k premium), and you’ll get Matrix LED headlights, an Augmented reality head-up display, MMI navigation pro, a Sonos sound system, and 21-inch wheels!

Fact 4: One for the drivers?

Very few Audis (or EVs in general) are rear-wheel-driven – this is one of them. A quick drive of the Q4 e-tron impressed this writer, both from the power delivery and handling standpoint.

Both Advanced and Edition 1 models are fitted with a motor that produces a maximum output of 286bhp and torque output of 545Nm, which is all the power you would ever need in a car, especially in Singapore’s driving conditions. With an acceleration time of 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.7 seconds, you can quickly get out of any tricky road situation with a prod of the throttle.

Fact 5: Practical and usable

You could easily get to Kuala Lumpur on a single charge with a range of up to 466 km for the Q4 e-tron and 482 km for the Q4 Sportback e-tron. It’ll also fit four adults, maybe five, and all their luggage, as this spacious SUV has an interior length that matches that of a typical full-size SUV.

Along with that, with some clever storage compartments, generous knee room in the rear and a boot (with electric tailgate) volume of more than 520 litres, this SUV is a practical ride for the family.

Fact 6: Compact by name only

My, how they’ve grown. The Audi Q4 e-tron might be labelled as a compact SUV, but it is, in essence, still a very sizeable car, especially on the inside.

The vehicle measures less than half a meter shorter than its large Q7 sibling. As discussed above, this translates to an airy and spacious interior. This gives occupants lots of legroom even when a driver of my height (1.75m) is comfortably seated in the front.

Fact 7: Will give the competition a run for their money

Two models come to mind with regards to the competition; the BMW iX3 is not as flashy inside (or the outside) and lacks some tech compared to the Audi, but it’s been around and remains a trusty, tried and tested model that Singaporeans have relied on for a good-sized premium EV SUV in the past year or so.

Tesla’s Model Y has a better range (up to 507 km on a single charge), and its minimalistic interior and massive touchscreen are its big selling points. But when it comes to luxury and build quality, the Q4 e-tron definitely trumps the American.

Fact 8: Cat B premium SUV at Cat A price(-ish)

Priced at SGD$254,999 for the regular SUV and SGD$259,999 for the Sportback (Advanced trim), the Q4 e-tron sits between the BMW iX3 and Tesla Model Y. It is even cheaper than the Mercedes EQA, which is priced close to 300k. Once again, this is for a car that clearly punches above its weight in terms of power, practicality, and premium-ness.

In our quick drive in the Q4 e-Tron, we can confirm that it can remarkably balance luxury, tech, and practicality all at the same time while proving to be a rather nifty drive as well. It’s easy to see why the Q4 e-tron will do well; it is simply because, with such high COE these days, you would want your high price tag to give you more.

Also, with Cat A COEs inching closer to Cat B COE prices, the Q4 e-tron might be the right balance for those in the market for a premium SUV that offers a blend of style, substance, and a sprinkle of future tech. 

We definitely approve, so go check it out. The Audi Q4 e-tron will hit the streets later this month (June 2024)!

Technical Specifications

Audi Q4 e-tron Advanced

Power: 286hp
Torque: 545Nm
Drive: rear wheels
0-100km/h: 6.7 seconds (claimed)
Top Speed: 180km/h (limited)
Unladen Weight: 2,070kg
Battery Energy Content: 77kWh
Range: up to 466km (claimed)
Energy Economy: TBA
Price: S$254,999 with COE (accurate at the time of this article)
Contact: Audi Singapore

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