The Q4 E-Tron will be the first version in the making.
Audi will make at least three electric vehicles on the particular MEB platform created by parent company Volkswagen. The three battery-powered models are a piece of progress, 20-vehicle EV aggressive that began with the E-Tron in 2018, and that the firm wants to finish by 2025.
The MEB platform is the main focus of the Volkswagen Group's structural move towards electrification. The first-ever vehicle based on the engineering is the ID.3, a Golf-sized hatchback that will be manufactured in Zwickau, Germany, in the early the beginning of November. Audi will start fabricating the production version of the Q4 E-Tron idea (picture below) revealed during the 2019 Geneva car expo in a similar industrial facility before the end of 2020. The crossover will be positioned as the section point into its scope of electric vehicles.
Audi exterior architect Wolf Seebers revealed to Autoblog the idea is about 97% production-ready. It will increase customary door handles, various mirrors, and it will deliver with smaller wheels. For the rest, what you see is the thing that you'll get when the model starts landing in showrooms.
While the Q4 is the main MEB-based Audi that has been made public, the company affirmed, at any rate, two more are en route. "We can envision a sportier version [of the Q4] and a sedan," Markus Jeschke, the project manager for the MEB platform, stated during a press event.
Utilizing this innovative platform will permit Audi to influence the advantages of economies of scale. It's one of the most progressive structures in the car business, it cost millions to create, and it was planned with a wide array of tech includes as a main priority as it will happen, including an internet-connected infotainment system, and numerous electronic driving guides.
Jeschke noticed the MEB platform was developed explicitly to support electric autos — there's no way to drop a turbo-four into a vehicle based on it — so it gives designers a bunches of opportunities. Seebers indicated the Q4 idea's short overhangs and noticed his associates in Audi's interior plan division had the option to cut out Q5-like space in a Q3-sized impression. That is due to the electric engines that power it are more compact than a comparable four-cylinder motor, and the flat, lithium-ion battery pack is attached straightforwardly under the passenger compartment.
In Europe, the Q4 E-Tron will come standard with a solitary, rear-mounted electric engine. Double engine all-wheel drive will be accessible at an additional expense, and Jeschke affirmed Audi plans to offer a few battery sizes. The America-bound model's specifications sheet may appear to be unique, however, what's sure is that it will be sold in the United States.