New Audi A4

Expected Launch : Aug 2016

About New Audi A4

Showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo earlier this year, the new Audi A4 saloon underpins parent company Volkswagen’s MLB platform making the successor version significantly lighter than its predecessor. The drop in weight consequently makes the fifth generation Audi A4 more fuel efficient. Powering the saloon will be the conservative 1.4 litre TFSI petrol engine initially; Audi will add the 2.0 litre diesel engine later to the line-up.

New Audi A4 Preview

Available in European markets since mid-2015; fifth gen Audi A4 is all set to be launched in India. The saloon was first showcased in India at the 13th edition of Auto Expo in February this year. Built on VW’s MLB platform, the saloon has shed off around 120kg, hence being more frugal than the outgoing version. Audi will introduce the 1.4 litre TFSI petrol version at the time of launch while the 2.0 litre TDI variant will be introduced later. Transmission duties will be taken care of by an eight-speed S tronic automatic gearbox.

New Audi A4 Exteriors

Dimensionally, the saloon measures 25mm longer at 4,730mm and wheelbase has also increased by 12mm offering more space inside the cabin. Audi has completely renewed A4 in terms of exterior looks with no resemblance to the predecessor. Front end gets a large hexagonal grille in tandem with Audi’s latest design philosophy. Other key elements such as Audi’s quintessential matrix LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, sleek ORVMs and new alloy wheels add to the overall appeal.

New Audi A4 Interiors

Notable changes are made to the cabin other than increased wheelbase resulting in improved space. The dashboard is all new and seats are covered with new more comfortable upholstery. The new instrument cluster gets full TFT touchscreen module and might also feature Apple CarPlay. India-bound model is set to get Audi’s virtual cockpit as a standard fitment.

New Audi A4 Engine specification & Transmission

The 1.4 litre TFSI petrol engine good for 148bhp and 250Nm will come mated to an 8-speed S tronic automatic transmission. Diesel variant which will be introduced later will be armed by the 2.0 litre, TDI diesel powertrain developing 174bhp and 380Nm. The diesel engine will also come mated to the same auto-box as the petrol variant.

New Audi A4 Competition

In the premium mid-size saloon segment, 2017 Audi A4 will collide head on with Mercedes Benz C Class, BMW 3 Series and new Jaguar XE.

New Audi A4 Expected Price

It is expected that Audi will price new A4 competitively between Rs 32 lakh to Rs 42 lakh.

New Audi A4 Expected Launch

Audi A4 will arrive in India in the month of August 2016 , as mentioned earlier Audi will first roll out the petrol variant while the diesel version is expected to launch by end of this year.

 

 
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