Luxury carmaker Audi has made its successful A4 - core model of the brand - even sportier and tauter than its predecessor.
The A4 represents the core of the brand. After four years in the making, Audi has made the successful mid-size model even tauter and sportier.
LED head lights now come standard in the Audi A4 The mid-size model looks even more dynamic and sophisticated thanks to the sportier design highlights. The Singleframe grille is now broader and flatter, with horizontal lines emphasising the width at the front and rear.
LED head lights now come standard in the Audi A4, with the top-of-the-line head lights featuring the Matrix LED technology with fully automatic high beam. The equipment line concept is equally new: Basic, advanced and S line are now available for the exterior, not to mention the independent look of the S models and the A4 allroad quattro. Customers can choose from 12 paint colours, including a new terra gray option.
In the calmly styled interior of the Audi A4 the horizontal lines also convey the overall impression. In the centre of the instrument panel, slightly tilted toward the driver, is the large MMI touch display, the control centre for the new operating system.
The V6 accelerates the S4 Sedan TFSI from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds To coincide with the market launch, the brand with the four rings is presenting an A4 edition model dubbed 'edition one'. It is available as a Sedan or Avant with a choice of three engine versions - the 2.0 TFSI with a power output of 240bhp, the 2.0 TDI with an output of 187bhp and the 3.0 TDI with 228bhp. The exterior design is based on the S line exterior, supplemented with striking elements such as the black styling package. For the interior, customers can choose between the design selection and the S line interior package.
Both S models of the A4 family - the Audi S4 and the S4 Avant with the 3.0 TFSI - are offered in markets outside Europe. The turbocharged gasoline direct injection engine has an output of 350bhp and produces a hefty torque of 500Nm from 1,370rpm to 4,500rpm. The V6 accelerates the S4 Sedan TFSI from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 250km/h. The standard sprint takes two-tenths of a second longer in the S4 Avant TFSI.
The Audi A4 allroad quattro combines superb ride comfort and good off-road qualities An eight-speed tiptronic and the quattro permanent all-wheel drive make up the drivetrain. If desired, an optional sport differential is available to actively distribute power between the rear wheels. In this way, more power can be directed specifically to the wheel on the outside of the bend when cornering at speed, which combats the tendency to understeer early on.
As for the Audi A4 allroad quattro, thanks to its quattro all-wheel drive and ground clearance raised by 35mm, the car combines superb ride comfort and good off-road qualities. With the optional allroad-specific suspension with damper control, comfort and dynamism can be enhanced further. It differs from the A4 Avant through details such as the underbody protection or the wheel arch trims and also by its 12mm larger wheels and its wider track - 6mm wider at the front and 11mm wider at the rear.
Automatic transmissions come standard with the Audi A4 allroad quattro a suspension with damper control provides an alternative to the standard suspension. As on the A4 Avant, the luggage compartment has a capacity of 495 litres - this increases to 1,495 litres with the rear seats folded down and cargo loaded to the roof. The rear hatch and the luggage compartment cover are electrically operated as standard. With the additional offroad mode on the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, the driver can choose from six profiles in the A4 allroad quattro.