The new generation Audi A4 A4 sedan made its debut earlier this year and the automaker has brought the model to grab all the love at the 66th Frankfurt Motor Show where all the auto leaders are currently presenting their rides. Audi claims the new A4 is loaded with more advanced technology being totally redesigned in every aspect and thus it aims to stand tall in the market among its class.
Audi has reworked the design and so the new A4 looks much more aggressive than its predecessor despite the similar lines. It gets a single-frame grille and redesigned headlamps with LED daytime running lights that give the front fascia a more aggressive appeal. The automaker has managed to work well with the body lines, shoulder lines of the A4 with new tail lights as well that compliment the overall car’s design.
Audi offers various engine configurations to keep its customers happy. International models of the A4 will have 7 engine options including 3 turbocharged petrol units, two 4-cylinder diesel and two V6 diesel plants. Using a 1.4-litre unit for the base petrol version, the unit churns out 145 horses and a 2.0-litre TFSI powerplant pumps about 244 horses being the most powerful of the lot. The diesel line-up has a 2.0-litre TDI unit offered in two configurations producing 145 BHP and 184 BHP, while the V6 diesel will be a 3.0-litre unit producing 214 BHP and 268 BHP of power in different variants.
The transmission options on the new generation Audi A4 include a 6-speed manual, 7-speed dual clutch automatic and an 8-speed auto for the range-topping V6. The new model is longer by 25 mm and wider by 16 mm and receives a longer wheelbase increased by 12 mm totalled to 2820 mm. The use of hydro-formed steel and aluminium for the body and panels has reduced the car’s weight by 120 kg compared to the current model.
Audi offers the new A4’s interior with its renowned MMI system with an aluminium finished three-spoke steering wheel and AC vents that fit well in the dashboard throughout its length. Several cues from the new generation TT coupe are seen on the A4 as well. The all-new A4 will be heading to India only be next year and rivals the new generation Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series facelift in the segment.
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