When Audi redesigns its bestseller, one can be certain that this new edition will again set new benchmarks in its segment. This time, the focus of the state of the art Audi technology is on reducing CO2 emissions further, mainly through reducing rolling resistance.
The new A4 is more powerful, more efficient and more intelligent. We just present you here the main features, we will soon treat in more detail the technology put in this car.
Hans Knol ten Bensel
Exterior design and body
The new A4 has, as the manufacturer puts it, athletic proportions and sporty elegance; the Avant with raked D-pillars is 4.73 meters (15.5 ft) long, has a 2.82-meter (9.3 ft) wheelbase, is 1.84 meters (6.0 ft) wide and 1.43 meters (4.7 ft) high
One can choose for optional LED headlights and matrix LED headlights, with dynamic turn indicators.
The A4 got lighter: the weight is further reduced by up to 15 kilograms (33.1 lb) compared with the previous model.
It has the best drag coefficient in its class: 0.23 for the Sedan, 0.26 for the Avant; Audi went to great efforts in honing further the so-called “aeroacoustics” ensuring premium class peace and quietness on board.
Compared with competitors, the A4 has the longest interior and the greatest shoulder width at the front. The Avant has a luggage compartment volume of 505 liters (17.8 cu ft), and has an electrical luggage compartment cover as standard
The interior design stands out with large decorative surfaces and continuous air vent strip; of course, there are new colors and materials, LED interior lighting is also standard equipment. As an option one can order LED interior lighting packages with color-adjustable ambient lighting.
The A4 has the largest range of lightweight seats amongst the premium competitors. Noblesse oblige, it has automatic climate control with a new interface.
There is also a new equipment concept available with sport and design lines – for the first time with exterior differentiation. Last but not least, first-class workmanship gives a premium atmosphere to the car.
Ergonomic controls with redesigned MMI infotainment system
Audi completely redesigned the MMI operating concept including free-text search function. This search function can also be operated by multifunction steering wheel and natural-language voice control.
There is an optional top-end infotainment system, dubbed MMI Navigation plus, with MMI touch and an 8.3-inch MMI monitor including Audi connect, LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot. There is also a dedicated Audi phone box available with inductive charging.
Many new Audi connect services including remote control via smartphone app to check and control the car.
The Audi has evidently a smartphone interface for connecting Apple and Android phones
Music lovers will also enjoy this Audi. There is a Bang & Olufsen Sound System available with innovative 3D sound and a special Audi tablet as mobile rear-seat entertainment
More on this new A4 soon, when we also sample driving impressions…
Hans Knol ten Bensel