The German automaker will be electrifying its popular A4 model as it continues its plans to divide its product line into EVs and ICEs. The next A4 will carry Audi’s e-tron design language that sees its vehicles sit low, wide, and sharply profiled in both sedan and station wagon forms.
Power Variants: From A4 45 e-tron to S4 e-tron
The electric A4 will still offer a range of variants to suit different driving needs. The lineup starts with the entry-level, rear-driven A4 45 e-tron and extends to the four-wheel-drive, twin-motor A4 55 e-tron. The latter is expected to deliver a robust 396hp and achieve a 0-100km/h time in under 6 seconds.
But for those who crave even more power, a hot S4 e-tron variant is set to deliver a staggering 510hp in its most potent setting. This will enable the car to sprint from 0-100km/h in approximately 4 seconds, outperforming even today’s V6-engined RS4 Competition according to Autocar.
At the heart of the 2025 Audi A4 lies a nickel-manganese-cobalt battery, ingeniously designed with 15 individual prismatic cells which will help with endurance. Audi has adopted a novel approach to electronic management that significantly boosts the battery’s longevity. The car gets silicon-carbide semiconductors throughout its wiring structure, a material specifically chosen for its lower heat emissions, which in turn minimizes energy wastage. The electric motors also feature square-section stator wiring, a design that eliminates microscopic wasted spaces between each winding further optimizing efficiency.
Human-Centric Interior and Advanced Features
Inside the cabin, the A4 takes inspiration from the Q6 e-tron SUV, featuring a ‘human-centric’ design centered around three high-definition screens, one of these reserved for the passenger. The car is also expected to offer the same augmented reality head-up display as the Q6, along with other novel tech features.
In all likelihood, the new electric A4 will eventually make its way to North America. Will the wagon follow, difficult to say but Audi and Porsche have been fairly generous with long-roof versions.