Audi Q4 e-tron Interior & Exterior Design
While the all-electric Q4 e-tron looks like a familiar Audi — big grille, slim lights, smart styling — it is quite different to other models, with that high waistline and shallow glass. And of course the fact that the big grille at the front is kind of superfluous, now. Inside, it’s also a traditional Audi — sleek style and great quality — but again, marks a bit of a change-up with the little ‘shelf’ for the gear selector and the distinct division of driver and passenger zones.
You can choose from Sport, S-Line, Edition 1, and Vorsprung models and here’s how each trim affects the look of both the outside and the inside:
Sport Q4s get ‘Manhattan Grey’ bumpers and grille, and LED headlights with daytime running lights. 19-inch five-spoke ‘Aero’ wheels, finished in Graphite Grey are standard, as are body-coloured doors mirror caps and aluminium roof rails. You can choose from eight paint finishes, but only the solid ‘Pebble Grey’ is a no-cost option.
The standard Q4 e-tron gets cloth sports front seats, clad in a material that Audi — slightly hilariously — calls ‘Routine.’ It seems odd to say that you get a round steering wheel as standard, but there is a hexagonal version, with a flattened top and bottom, available as an option. The dash trim is a mixture of aluminium and painted black panels, while front and rear floor mats are standard.
Sportier S-Line models keep the grey bumpers but they are more sculpted, and specific to S-Line trim. There are also 20-inch ‘y-spoke’ alloy wheels, and privacy glass at the side.
S-Line models get seats with a mixture of cloth and synthetic leather trim, while there’s black roof lining for a supposedly sportier look. The dashboard inlays are now a dark, brushed aluminium which is rather nice, and you get ’S-Line’ badges on the door sill trim. The pedals are finished in stainless steel, and there’s also a standard ambient lighting system.
Edition 1 customers get fewer paint choices (just four) but the full body is now painted, which does quite significantly alter the exterior style, making the Q4 appear chunkier. The wheels remain 20-inch diameter as standard, but they’re now ‘polygon’ Audi Sport items. The headlights also get an upgrade to Matrix LED spec, with active high beams and scrolling indicators. All the exterior trim is now finished in black, including the roof rails, but you can have body-colour door mirrors at no extra cost if you prefer.
Full leather trim makes its first appearance in the Q4 range at Edition 1 level, and the seats get the Audi Sport ’S’ embroidered on them. The flat-top-and-bottom steering wheel is now standard, while you get imitation leather armrests, and an extended ambient lighting package.
Vorsprung (from the classic Audi advert tagline of ‘Vorsprung Durch Technik — advancement through technology) customers get the full choice of eight paints, and the bumpers are back to being a contrast Manhattan Grey. 21-inch ‘Evo’ Audi Sport alloys are standard, or for no extra cost you can have 21-inch ‘w-spoke’ wheels, which have a more complex design. Matrix LED headlights are standard (with headlamp washers), while now at the rear the full width of the brake-light bar is illuminated. The black exterior styling pack is standard, and there’s a panoramic glass sunroof.
Top-spec Vorsprung models get gorgeous Nappa leather seats, with diamond quilting and contrast stitching in pale grey (red stitching costs extra). Other than those lovely seats, to be honest, there’s little enough difference between a Vorsprung cabin and that of an Edition 1.
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