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2024 Audi Q4 e-tron pricing and specifications: long-awaited BMW iX1, Mercedes-Benz EQB, and Telsa Model Y rival slips under LCT threshold

After a long wait, Audi's Q4 e-tron will arrive in 2024 to take the fight to the Mercedes-Benz EQB and BMW iX1.

At long last, Audi has revealed pricing and spec for its much anticipated Q4 e-tron SUV.

The fully electric mid-sizer will arrive in a total of four versions in Australia, across two spec levels and two body styles.

Importantly, the entry-grade Q4 45 e-tron in both SUV and coupe ‘Sportback’ body style will start from $88,300 before on-road costs, allowing it to slip just under the Luxury Car Tax threshold for zero emissions vehicles, which currently hovers at $89,332. Anything with a price above this attracts a 33 per cent LCT charge for every dollar over the threshold.

As a result, the higher variant, the Q4 55 e-tron wears a price-tag of $108,500 for the SUV body, or $109,500 for the ‘Sportback’ coupe body-style.

The 45 variants are rear-wheel drive, able to put out a max of 210kW/545Nm allowing a 0-100km/h sprint time of 6.7 seconds.

Alternatively, the higher-grade 55 e-tron quattro adds a second motor on the front axle, for total combined outputs of 250kW/679Nm. This variant can sprint from 0-100km/h in a claimed 5.4 seconds.

Both variants have a 82kWh battery (77kWh of which is usable) with range figures yet to be calculated for Australian-delivered cars. The 45 variant can charge at a maximum rate of 135kW on DC, while the top-spec 55 can charge at a rate of 175kW, both of which should allow competitive charging times. Overseas specifications have models with this battery also capable of charging at 11kW on AC.

Confirmed standard equipment on the base car includes LED headlights, an electric tailgate, the brand’s signature ‘virtual cockpit’ digital instrument cluster, synthetic leather interior trim, heated front seats, and tri-zone climate control.

The 55 meanwhile upgrades the standard gear to include matrix LED headlights with selectable pattern signatures, an S-Line exterior styling pack, a sportier ‘progressive’ steering tune, sport front seats with S branding, an upgraded version of Virtual Cockpit, and ambient LED interior lighting with multiple colour choices.

The Q4 e-tron will be the debut product for the selectable LED pattern signatures, as well as an augmented reality head-up display in Audi’s range. Further detailed specifications will be revealed closer to the Q4 e-tron’s launch.

As for cargo capacity, expect 520-litres of boot space in the SUV version and 535L in the Sportback, expanding to 1490L or 1460L with the second row folded for each variant respectively.

The brand confirms the Q4 e-tron is set to be on-sale in Australia some time in the first half of 2024. At which time it will compete with the Mercedes-Benz EQB (from $87,734), BMW iX1 (from $78,900), and the Tesla Model Y (from $65,400).

Stay tuned for the detailed specs and range figures closer to the Q4 e-tron’s 2024 arrival.

Audi Q4 e-tron pricing (MSRP)

45 e-tron$88,300$88,300
55 e-tron quattro$108,500$109,500