Audi’s bringing an A4-size electric sedan to the market in the next four years, according to a new report. It will be the latest addition to the growing e-tron electric lineup.
Audi design head Marc Lichte spilled the electric beans, talking to Autocar. “There will be [electric] SUVs and low-floor sporty cars such as the e-tron GT, which is our ‘halo’ car,” he told them at Geneva. “There will be an e-tron GT in the [A4- sized] segment as well. We’re working on this right now.”
The upcoming model will share a chassis with the larger, A6-size e-tron GT (pictured). It’s the PPE all-electric architecture that’s being developed jointly between Audi and Porsche. It’s one of a handful of new electric platforms that Audi is working on. Like the modified MLB that underpins the e-tron and e-tron Sportback and the MEB VW Group chassis that sits under the Q4 e-tron.
The A4-size electric is due to be introduced in 2023, the report says. That will follow the e-tron GT and the Q4 e-tron, with the latter expected to launch in late 2020. Audi CEO Bram Schot expects the electric Q4 to sell in significant volumes, catching up with the Q3 “sooner than you might think.”