Audi has a lot of exciting new cars on the horizon; the RS3 and e-tron GT are among the most popular of choices. However, arguably the most important new four-ringed car is going to be the Audi Q4 e-tron. While it might not be the sexiest or most thrilling car in the Audi pipeline, it’s going to make the biggest impact on the brand moving forward, which is why we’re eagerly anticipating its release. Thankfully, some new spy video has surfaced, giving us all a taste of what’s to come. (We don’t own it but you can see the video here)
In this new spy video, we see the Audi Q4 e-tron doing some final winter testing before it makes its official debut. The test mule in question is wearing winter tires and driving through some snow-covered roads and handling it with ease. We don’t know for sure whether or not the test mule in question is a dual-motor, all-wheel drive model but we’re going to assume so based on how well it handles snow.
Its winter tires certainly make a huge difference but the little Q4 seems to have excellent traction, even on slippery surfaces. Over the years, Audi has built a reputation for having some of the best all-wheel drive traction on the planet and it’s proving that expertise can transfer over to electrification.
Aside from that, there’s not much else to see in the video. The Audi Q4 e-tron test mule is heavily covered in camouflage, so there’s nothing new to reveal about it’s styling, which is a bit of a bummer but we’re going to see the official car soon enough.
When it does finally debut, the Audi Q4 e-tron will pack an 82 kWh battery pack, similar to the one found in the Volkswagen ID.4. It will also get a dual-motor setup that should have a similar power output to the 302 horsepower of the Volkswagen. Range is said to be a bit over 200 miles and pricing should be around that of the Audi Q5. Is that going to be enough to take on cars like the Tesla Model Y? We’ll have to wait to find out.
[Source: Motor Authority]