Audi A4 (2015–)
- June 2015: New Audi A4 revealed
- September 2015: New Audi A4 prices announced
- May 2019: Audi A4 and S4 updated
New Audi A4 revealed
More powerful, more efficient, more intelligent: the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant feature numerous premium technologies which set higher benchmarks for their class.
The most powerful engines are two TDI six-cylinder units with up to 272PS. Driver assistance and infotainment systems are of luxury quality. A new generation of four-cylinder TFSI engines with newly developed combustion methods sets benchmarks in terms of fuel consumption, emissions and performance for four-cylinder petrol engines.
At 4.73 metres long and with a wheelbase of 2.82 metres – the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant have a confident stance on the road.
Compared with the previous model, the car’s dimensions have grown but its weight has been reduced significantly – by up to 120kg depending on the engine. The body of the new Audi models is one of the lightest in its class thanks to an intelligent material mix and lightweight construction.
Technological highlights of the new A4 include the Audi virtual cockpit, 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 focus here is on two innovations. The optional Audi virtual cockpit, a fully digital combination instrument, features a 12.3-inch LCD screen that displays the most important information in brilliant high-resolution graphics, with great detail and sophisticated effects.
The new Audi A4 and A4 Avant will launch with seven engines - three TFSI and four TDI. Their power output has increased significantly and ranges from 150PS to 272PS, but fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 21 percent. CO2 dips below 100g/km in the 2.0 TDI ultra Saloon. All engines combine high efficiency with outstanding responsiveness and refinement. This applies in particular to the two 3.0 TDI six-cylinder engines.
New Audi A4 prices announced
SE models include xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, three-zone climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, 17" alloy wheels and the Audi smartphone interface, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto platforms and displays smartphone contact and information such as navigation mapping on the A4’s seven-inch colour MMI screen.
Sport models have a distinctive exterior look with exclusive 17" 5-spoke alloy wheels. Inside, they gain MMI Navigation, plus an automatic three-month subscription to the many internet-based services and in-car internet browsing options offered by Audi connect. Sports seats, a sports steering wheel and the 180-watt Audi sound system are also among the additional benefits.
The top S line specification includes 18-inch S line alloy wheels, bespoke S line exterior styling, LED headlights incorporating LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights with dynamic rear indicators with a progressive sweeping action in the intended turn direction. Sports seats in a combination of cloth and leather, and S line sports suspension stiffens it up, though this can be replaced at no cost by the more comfort-oriented standard suspension.
Petrol engine capacities range from 1.4 litres to 2.0 litres, and TDI from 2.0-litres to 3.0 litres, with outputs starting from 150PS and rising to 272PS. All engines combine high efficiency with outstanding responsiveness and refinement, but particularly notable are two 'ultra' versions of the 2.0-litre TDI engine.
The 2.0 TDI ultra with 150PS and six-speed manual transmission makes a lot of sense to company car drivers. ECDC combines is 74.3mpg with CO2 just 99g/km. Its frugality can be enjoyed in conjunction with both SE and Sport specs with 17" alloy wheels. The 2.0 TDI ultra with 190PS and manual transmission runs the 150 close, returning up to 72.4mpg with 102g/km.
The 218PS V6 TDI with seven-speed S tronic transmission registers a remarkable 109g/km in Sport spec with front-wheel-drive, while the more potent 272PS V6 TDI emits 134g/km CO2.
The 2.0 TFSI petrol engine with 190PS emits 116g/km through the use of a completely new combustion process developed using the Miller cycle as its basis, and will be notable for its ability to deliver optimal response across the entire engine speed range.
Audi A4 and S4 updated
A modest facelift and new engines for the new Audi A4 - including, for the first time, S4 Avant and saloon models with diesel engines.
Interior updates include an updating infotainment system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display which responds to inputs with acoustic feedback. This replaces the rotary control used on the centre tunnel console of the outgoing model. Audi's virtual cockpit is now standard across the range.
A broad spread of four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines power the first phase of launch models, all of which are at the top of their game, and undercut the limits of the Euro 6d-temp emission standard as proof of that fact. Their power outputs range from 150PS to 347PS – from the Audi A4 35 TFSI up to the Audi S4 TDI. Shortly afterwards, a further two turbocharged engines will be added to the range: the 30 TDI with a power output of 136PS and the 35 TDI with 163PS. The reassurance of quattro all-wheel-drive will be offered as standard for the most powerful TDI and TFSI engines.
For the market launch three engine variants will feature a mild-hybrid system (MHEV) based on 12 volts, which reduces fuel consumption while improving comfort. Another two units are set to follow shortly afterward. This broad-based electrification makes an important contribution to achieving the fleet targets for fuel consumption. In everyday use, the MHEV system reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.3 litres per 100 kilometres according to individual Audi measurements.