In addition to the pre-sale of the regular versions, Audi announced the official launch of the pioneer version of the Q4 e-tron, but limited to 520 units.

Audi Q4 e-tron starts pre-sale in China, prices start from about $44,940-CnEVPost

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Three days after SAIC Audi's Q5 e-tron SUV was officially launched in China, FAW Audi's Q4 e-tron has also opened its pre-sale.

Positioned as an all-electric luxury SUV, the Q4 e-tron is officially available for pre-sale today with a price range of RMB 300,000 ($44,940) to RMB 380,000, Audi announced today on its official WeChat account.

In addition to the pre-sale of the regular versions, Audi announced the official launch of the Q4 e-tron's pioneer version, with a price range of RMB 337,000 - 382,500, but limited to 520 units.

The "520" refers to today, May 20. Although it is not an official holiday, it is considered an additional Valentine's Day because it sounds like "I love you" in Chinese pronunciation.

Audi Q4 e-tron starts pre-sale in China, prices start from about $44,940-CnEVPost

The Q4 e-tron is 4,588 mm long, 1,865 mm wide and 1,626 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,765 mm. Thanks to the MEB platform's logical space layout, the model offers users 520 L of trunk space in a B-class SUV and 1,828 mm of passenger space in a C-class SUV at the front and rear, according to Audi.

The Q4 e-tron is equipped with the latest version of the E3 intelligent electrical architecture with ICAS1 + MIB3 vehicle brain and up to 13 driver assistance functions including 360 panoramic imaging, lane departure warning, anti-collision active braking, ACC adaptive cruise control.

Audi is known in China for its ability to create innovative lights, and is often referred to by some as a "light manufacturer".

In its marketing of the Q4 e-tron, Audi continues to reinforce this impression, saying that the model features suspended matrix LED headlights with four digital individual light signatures and dynamic lighting effects.

The model's cut-through LED taillights also feature departure and homecoming animations and dynamic turn signal functions, all of which make electric mobility fun, according to Audi.

Audi Q4 e-tron starts pre-sale in China, prices start from about $44,940-CnEVPost

The Audi Q4 e-tron is equipped with 79.7 kWh of available battery capacity to achieve a range of up to 605 km in CLTC conditions.

Its DC fast charging power is up to 100 kW, which ideally enables replenishment of over 100 km in 10 minutes, according to Audi.

Audi Q4 e-tron's intelligent BMS energy management system, which monitors the internal battery cell, module voltage, current and temperature status at all times, can provide achieve accurate range display, it said.

Audi Q4 e-tron starts pre-sale in China, prices start from about $44,940-CnEVPost

Previous information shows that the Q4 e-tron is available in a 150-kW single-motor version as well as an 80-kW / 150-kW dual-motor version, with the latter accelerating from 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds.

The model's battery pack is powered by CATL's NCM 811 ternary lithium-ion cells, which can charge the vehicle from 5 percent to 80 percent in 41 minutes.

On May 17, SAIC Audi's first all-electric model, the Audi Q5 e-tron, was officially launched in China, after opening for pre-sale in February this year.

SAIC Audi's Q5 e-tron is positioned as a luxury mid-size pure electric SUV, based on VW's MEB platform.

The model's starting price range of RMB 376,500 - 479,500 overlaps a lot with the starting price range of RMB 368,000 - 478,000 for local Chinese luxury brand NIO's ES6 electric SUV.

Audi Q4 e-tron starts pre-sale in China, prices start from about $44,940-CnEVPost

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