Audi has thoroughly updated the Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback for the 2024MY.
The range now kicks off with the '45' model that replaces the old '40' and, like the rest of the range, packs a 77kWh battery.
The '45' is lavished with an 83PS (61kW) boost in power compared to the car it replaces thanks to its rear-mounted motor getting improved thermal management, it pumps out an impressive 286PS total. Performance has improved significantly, with 0-62mph taking 6.7 seconds. The 45 has a range of up to 339 miles and can charge at speeds of up to 135kWh.
One step up the range, you'll find the 45 Quattro. It produces the same power as the two-wheel drive model, but with the help of an additional motor on its front axle, it shaves one-tenth of a second off its 0-62mph time. The 55 Quattro resides at the top of the Q4 tree and produces 340PS to get from 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds and onto a limited 112mph top speed – the same Vmax as the rest of the range. Both Quattro models can charge at speeds of up to 175kWh.
All models get a revised suspension setup that's said to improve comfort and responsiveness – irrespective of whether you go for the standard, 15mm lower Sport or adjustable damper setup – and the steering is also supposed to be more direct.
Assisted lane changes are another new addition. With active cruise control engaged, the system senses when it's safe to change lanes, and you can initiate the manoeuvre by flicking the indicator stalk.
The new Q4 e-tron is available to buy from 26 September, with prices ranging from £45,000 to £62,500.