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  • December 27, 2018

Audi A4 Performance & Test Drive

Audi A4 Overview

The success of Audi cars in India has seen the launch of new sedans meeting the customer desires of luxury and power at amazing costs. The Audi A4 series has been a tremendous success among the lot. The latest edition of Audi A4 is loaded with superior technology equipment, and the interior luxury and comfort have been taken to the next level. The innovative architecture of the interiors with high quality material, spacious and comfortable seating, and sharp featured body design and equipment highlight the luxury and dynamic stance. View offers on Audi Cars from Audi dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop


Audi A4 Style

The new A4 Avant will most likely take after the latest model year of the Q8 in terms of overall style, while also giving a throwback to the original Audi Ur-Quattro wherever possible.It’ll all start with a new front fascia, including new headlights and a new grille. LED headlights will provide the forward illumination, while the grille will gain a fresh hexagonal shape, below which will sit a new front bumper beset with reshaped intakes. It’s also worth mentioning that at this point, Audi is well known for its plus-sized intakes, and that’s not likely to change with the 2020 model year refresh. What’s more, it’s also quite likely we’ll see the A4’s front end changes carried over to the sedan model as well.

Moving towards the sides of the vehicle, we find newly reshaped fenders that look to take after the latest model year of the Audi A6. That said, the roofline, beltline, and windows will all go unchanged. The door openings will also go unchanged, but the doors themselves will likely look a little different.When viewed from the rear, we’re sure to find a new rear bumper as well, plus reshaped taillights to boot, despite the fact this tester mule looks to keep the same design as the current A4 model.

Audi A4 Space

The diesel version is exactly the same as the petrol sibling. So, you get the same dashboard with slim air-con vents that run across a sizeable portion of the width of the dash. We believe that the dash design is one of the best we’ve seen till date and looks thoroughly modern. In fact, the quality levels seen within the cabin is nearly flawless, except for that wooden trim. Perhaps Audi could have chosen a different material instead of wood which, frankly, looks out of place. While you appreciate how those toggle-like buttons for the air-con and other functions on upper centre console feel, you immediately notice the exotic yacht-style gear shifter. Furthermore, it’s definitely the fantastic Audi Virtual Cockpit (also seen in Q7 and R8), which serves as an instrument cluster, that grabs your undivided attention with the sporty graphics for all the functions. That said, you’ll enjoy the front seats which offer good cushioning and contours, with an appropriate amount of back, shoulder and thigh support. There’s lots of knee and headroom here too.

At the rear, the obvious transmission tunnel restricts this 60:40 split folding bench to being a two seater. However, the good cushioning makes for a comfortable journey, thanks in part to the perfect thigh support and nice backrest angle. At the same time, occupants are going to find the knee room and headroom to be adequate. With a 480 litre boot, the enclosure is long and wide enough to accommodate at least four medium sized suitcases with some more space for soft bags.Our A4 came with features like three-zone climate control, wireless charging, electric front seats, front and rear parking sensors and reverse camera. There’s also Audi’s virtual cockpit, MMI system with navigation, smartphone interface, cruise control, auto hold, ABS, ESP and eight airbags.

Audi A4 Engine

It’s possible we’ll see a few minor tuning differences to create few extra ponies, and a little more efficiency here or there, but overall, the configurations and power levels will remain more or less static between the 2019 and 2020 model year.Overseas, the 2020 A4 Avant line will start with a gas-powered turbocharged 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder producing 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Top speed will max out at 130 mph, with the run to 62 mph accomplished in 9 seconds flat.

A gas-powered 2.0-liter four-cylinder will occupy the middle slot in the list with 190 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, cutting the sprint to 62 mph down to 7.5 seconds and bumping the top speed up to just under 150 mph. Following this will be another 2.0-liter, which will make 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque and push the A4 to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds, while also raising the top speed to 155 mph.

Heading this will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 122 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque, enabling a run to 62 mph in 10.9 seconds and a top speed pegged at 124 mph. Beyond this will be another 2.0-liter diesel, but tuning will increase output to 150 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, with the run to 62 mph done in 9.1 seconds and a top speed of 133 mph. At the top of the oil-burner line will be a 2.0-liter making 190 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which should be good enough for a run to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds and a top speed of 146 mph..

That’ll be good enough for a run to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, plus an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph. Audi will also offer a more fuel-efficient “Ultra” option making 190 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, which should return around 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway, although acceleration will take a hit, upping the run to 60 mph to 7.1 seconds.Front-wheel drive will be standard, while Audi’s Quattro AWD systems will be optional. Unfortunately, it’s looking like Audi will kill the manual transmission option this time around, although the seven-speed S Tronic automatic will get carried over without alteration.

Audi A4 Driving

In ‘Auto’ mode, the system mimics the user’s driving style through the throttle position, and automatically adjusts the engine, gearbox and steering response. As always, there’s a ‘Manual’ option which allows the user to shift gears as they please, through gear lever or with the paddle shifters. The A4 registered a time of 7.94sec to 100kmph which is not blisteringly quick because rivals like the Mercedes-Benz C250d and the BMW 320d are quicker with times of 7.3sec and 7.14sec respectively (the A4 bogs down initially as the gearbox goes into safe mode and does not launch properly). However, thanks to the A4’s responsive motor and quick gearbox, it is quicker in the important 20-80kmph and 40-100kmph driveability tests.

The elevated suspension of the A4, exclusively made for India, doesn’t get adaptive dampers. Since this is a rigid setup you feel some pitter-patter at slow speeds over bigger bumps and potholes, but at no point does it get rough for the occupants. As speeds increase the ride gets much better and it rides flat despite the 17-inch wheels. The well-engineered dampers help absorb most undulations and bumps with remarkable poise, and combined with the brilliant cabin insulation, the A4 makes for a great long distance traveller. True, the suspension is not perfect. In fact, it is evidence of sharper imperfections where the suspension tends to thud through them and you can hear it inside the cabin. But it never gets to the point of being uncomfortable.

Audi A4 Safety

The Audi A4 features disc brakes with calipers and anti-lock braking system, and electronic stability control program for effective braking and controlling. The Audi A4 specifications for safety include front airbags for the driver and co-passenger, head airbags, and side airbags for the rear seat occupants. The additional safety features include a reversing camera, and parking aid at the front and rear for safe parking of the car.Our A4 came with features like three-zone climate control, wireless charging, electric front seats, front and rear parking sensors and reverse camera. There’s also Audi’s virtual cockpit, MMI system with navigation, smartphone interface, cruise control, auto hold, ABS, ESP and eight airbags.

Audi A4 Cost in Hyderabad

Audi A4 Ex-Showroom Price in Hyderabad ranges from 38,92,285/- (A4 30 TFSI Premium Plus) to 44,14,989/- (A4 35 TDI Technology). Get best offers for Audi A4 from Audi Dealers in Hyderabad. Check for Audi A4 price in Hyderabad at Carzprice

Audi A4 Conclusion

Unlike the petrol version, the diesel A4 makes a strong case for itself thanks to the inclusion of a performance oriented and refined powertrain. What also goes in this saloon’s favour is the well-designed rear seat which makes it a good chauffeur driven car. Moreover, it is well priced, and has got sorted dynamics. It also benefits from impressive cabin insulation, superb brakes, long distance capability, the luxurious feel from well-designed and premium interiors, and that spectacular Audi Virtual Cockpit.

We had to try very hard to come up with points that go against the A4. The sedate looks and similarity to the earlier A4 may not appeal to everybody’s tastes, and the low speed ride is slightly firm. Also, while the output from the motor in dynamic mode can be jerky, it isn’t exactly exciting to drive either. Nevertheless, we feel that the A4 is an exponential jump from the outgoing model and one of the finer, well-rounded cars to come from Audi’s stable.


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