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2022 Audi Q4 e-tron EV Is Cheaper Than a Q5

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Photo credit: Audi
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  • Audi has announced pricing and U.S. specs for the Q4 e-tron and Q4 e-tron Sportback.

  • The base price is $44,995 for the rear-wheel-drive model, while the all-wheel-drive version starts at $50,995.

  • These models are available for ordering now and will arrive in the U.S. by the end of the year.

Audi is expanding its EV lineup to include the smaller and cheaper Q4 e-tron, and we now have full U.S. details on this electric crossover. The 2022 Q4 e-tron will start at $44,995, which is less than the gas-powered Q5 crossover and only a few thousand dollars more than its downmarket sibling, the VW ID.4.

The Q4 shares its powertrain configurations with the Volkswagen, as it comes standard in its 40 trim with a single rear-mounted electric motor that provides 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. The more powerful Q4 50 e-tron starts at $50,995 and adds all-wheel drive courtesy of an additional front electric motor that increases total power output to 295 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. There's also a swoopier Q4 e-tron Sportback (pictured at top) available, and this comes only in the more powerful 50 configuration and starts at $53,795.

Audi has only shared range estimates for the 50 models so far, which sits at 241 miles according to the EPA. We anticipate the 40 model will achieve a slightly higher range number, as the ID.4's AWD configuration takes a slight range hit compared with its RWD counterpart. We look forward to testing the Q4 e-tron's range for ourselves and seeing what it can do in the real world.

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