The fleet market is becoming increasingly electrified. Take Germany for example: according to the Dataforce Institute, the proportion of all-electric vehicles on the relevant fleet market reached a new record level there in June … and that could well continue like this. At least when such attractive models as the Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron (power consumption (NEDC) in kWh/100 km: combined1) 17.9–15.6; CO₂ emissions in g/km: combined1) 0; efficiency class: A+) are launched on the market. And especially when they are so ideal for everyday use.
Welcome on board
Even climbing on board the Q4 Sportback e-tron is comfortable for instance: the doors open wide, and the seats are in a comfortably high position. When it’s dark, projection lights in the exterior mirrors cast islands of light with the e-tron logo onto the road outside the front doors. The projection picks up on the design idea of the fine horizontal lines in the headlights and tail light cluster.
Superior space concept
On board the all-electric SUV Coupé, the driver and up to four passengers enjoy a generously spacious interior, made possible in part by the fact that there is only a flat step instead of a centre tunnel. The seat position in the second row is almost seven centimetres higher than at the front, while still offering plenty of headroom – and the knee room is positively luxurious. When it comes to spaciousness, the Q4 Sportback e-tron surpasses its direct competitors in the premium segment.
A wealth of storage compartments
As genuine all-rounders and user-chooser cars, the Q4 Sportback e-tron comes with a generous amount of storage compartments – including the glove compartment, they add up to a volume of 24.8 litres. The centre console integrates:
- Two cup holders
- A up to 4.4-litre stowage area with a cover
- Two (or four as an option) USB type-C sockets
All four door trims feature holders for bottles holding up to one litre that are located far up in the front section of the armrest and are therefore very easy to reach.
The luggage compartment of the Sportback provides any amount of space for luggage: when the rear seats are upright there’s up to 535 litres of space – and when folded down, the volume increases to 1,460 litres. Incidentally, these dimensions also match the level of the next SUV class up. Not forgetting: the Q4 Sportback e-tron incorporates an electric boot lid as standard, which, in combination with the optional convenience key, responds to foot gestures – for example if your arms are full.
Small turning circle and good ground clearance
The compact layout of the front drive unit of the quattro model (power consumption (NEDC) in kWh/100 km: combined 17.9–16.4; CO₂ emissions in g/km: combined 0; efficiency class: A+) of the Q4 Sportback e-tron has allowed the developers to move the longitudinal members quite a long way back in the direction of the centre of the vehicle. This has created space for large wheel arches, in which the wheels can turn a long way. The turning circle measures just 10.2 metres. The Sportback therefore demonstrates its agility in urban areas, but also performs well on easy off-road terrain – thanks to a ground clearance of approximately 14 centimetres. A true all-rounder, in fact.
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1) The specified fuel consumption and emission data have been determined according to the measurement procedures prescribed by law. Since 1st September 2017, certain new vehicles are already being type-approved according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Starting on September 1st 2018, the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) will be replaced by the WLTP in stages. Owing to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions measured according to the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those measured according to the NEDC. Therefore, the usage of CO2 emission values measured according to WLTP for vehicle taxation from 1st September 2018 on can cause changes in this regards as well. For further information on the differences between the WLTP and NEDC, please visit www.audi.de/wltp.
We are currently still required by law to state the NEDC figures. In the case of new vehicles which have been type-approved according to the WLTP, the NEDC figures are derived from the WLTP data. It is possible to specify the WLTP figures voluntarily in addition until such time as this is required by law. In cases where the NEDC figures are specified as value ranges, these do not refer to a particular individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the sales offering. They are intended exclusively as a means of comparison between different vehicle types. Additional equipment and accessories (e.g. add-on parts, different tire formats, etc.) may change the relevant vehicle parameters, such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics, and, in conjunction with weather and traffic conditions and individual driving style, may affect fuel consumption, electrical power consumption, CO2 emissions and the performance figures for the vehicle.
Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide on the fuel economy, CO2 emissions and power consumption of new passenger car models”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.
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