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The brand new Audi A4 in SA by 2016

July 17, 2015

Audi A4
Audi A4 – Front

Audi’s best-selling car, the new-generation Audi A4 have just been announced. All the technology in the brand’s bestselling family has been redeveloped so that it yet again defines the benchmark in the segment. This time around, high priority was placed on the reduction of CO2 emissions and all technologies were focused on reducing drive resistance.

In terms of aerodynamics, the A4 Sedan has the best drag coefficient in its class at 0.23 and a new generation of four-cylinder TFSI engines with newly developed combustion methods sets benchmarks in terms of fuel consumption, emissions and performance. This new technology allows the new models to have impressively low CO2 emissions of just 95 grams per kilometre for the A4 Sedan 2.0 TDI ultra with 110 kW whereas the 2.0 TFSI with 140 kW emits just 109 g/km!

Audi A4
Audi A4 – Rear Side

Even though the car seems very similar to the outgoing model, Audi says the car has been completely redesigned from the ground up. At 4.73 meters long and with a wheelbase of 2.82 meters, the new Audi A4 have a confident stance on the road and, although much lighter (up to 120kg), is slightly larger than the outgoing model. To emphasize the car’s width, a prominent horizontal line can be seen on both the front and rear. The Single frame grille is wide and low and the optionally available headlights in LED and Matrix LED technology (including dynamic turn indicators) make technology a visual trademark.

The new Audi A4 is also a leader in its class also in terms of noise levels. The front of the dashboard features a broad band of air outlets and a large decorative surface. At night, optional discreet contour lighting illuminates the doors and the central console. The quality of workmanship is uncompromisingly high. Colours and materials follow a new line concept allowing customers even more freedom during configuration.

Audi A4
Audi A4 – Interior

An abundance of intelligent technologies are on offer in the new A4 models , the use of which is even more intuitive with the brand new Audi MMI display and control concept. Technological highlights of the new A4 include the Audi virtual cockpit (As already seen on the new TT and Q7), the Audi Matrix LED headlights, the Audi smartphone interface, the Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 3D sound, the Audi phone box with wireless charging, the head-up display, and new driver assistance systems and Audi connect services.

The Audi smartphone interface is a new feature. It integrates iOS and Android mobile phones into an environment developed especially for this purpose – Audi MMI. The Audi phone box connects smartphones to the on-board antenna and charges them inductively according to the Qi standard.

Audi A4
Audi A4 – Rear view

The new Audi A4 and A4 Avant will be launched in Germany with seven engines, three TFSI and four TDI. Their power output has increased significantly and ranges from 110 kW to 200 kW, but fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 21 percent. The A4 2.0 TDI ultra claims a fuel consumption of just 3.7 liters per 100 kilometers.

The new Audi A4 features a ground-breaking innovation for the gasoline engines: The 2.0 TFSI ultra with 140 kW uses an absolutely new combustion method that makes it especially efficient and allows fuel consumption of 4.8 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 109 g/km.

The powertrain and the chassis of the new Audi A4 models have been completely redeveloped. The six-gear manual transmission, the seven-gear S-tronic and the eight-stage tiptronic have been redesigned. The automatic transmissions now offer a fuel-saving freewheeling function.

Audi A4
Audi A4 – Interior

According to Audi, the new A4 set the benchmark in their class with numerous driver assistance systems. The predictive efficiency assistant helps drivers to save fuel, Audi active lane assist helps them to stay in lane and the Stop & Go adaptive cruise control including traffic-jam assist eases driving in slow-moving traffic. One special feature of traffic-jam assist is its control strategy. It takes into account a large number of parameters such as road markings and the traffic ahead. Some more innovations that make important contributions to safety are parking assist, rear cross-traffic assist, exit warning, collision avoidance assist, turn assist and the Audi pre-sense systems. Camera-based traffic-sign recognition will also be available.

The new Audi A4 will be available from dealerships in Europe as of fall 2015.

Note: Featured pictures may not accurately depict the final South African version of the car. Final specifications, engines and trim levels of SA version not available at time of publication.

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