Audi is gearing up to launch the new generation A4 in India . The company will bring in the premium sedan on September 8, 2016. The new-gen Audi A4 is based on the new MLB evo platform which makes it lighter by 120kg than the previous offering. At the time of its launch, Audi will launch the new A4 with a 1.4-litre petrol motor while the 2.0-litre diesel will be offered at a later stage.
Audi showcased the new A6 at the 2016 Auto Expo. All set to rival the likes of the BMW 3-series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Jaguar XE, the new generation Audi A6 gets a host of updates. Built as an all-new car, the A6 gets the company's latest design language that can be seen with the sharper looking headlights with LEDs. Similar to the new Q7, the A4 also gets a more prominent hexagonal grille giving it a familiar design. The side profile continues the understated theme with minimal lines. The important update on the rear has to be new design of the lights with LEDs. Audi also states that the new design makes the new-gen offering the most aerodynamic A4 to be built ever.
Dimensionally, the new A4 measures 25 mm longer, 16 mm wider and 12 mm higher than the last gen model.
The new Audi A4 gets a more premium cabin than the previous offering. It gets a virtual cockpit with a digital instrument cluster that displays engine speed as well as navigation and other essential data. The MMI system has been updated too with a better user interface and can be operated with the touchpad rotary dial. In terms of aesthetics, the cabin gets a modern design on the dashboard as well on the central console. This has made the new A4 more appealing than the previous generation
At the time of its launch, the new A4 will debut with a 1.4-litre TFSI motor that makes 150PS and 250Nm. This motor is mated to an 8-speed S-tronic transmission. Audi is claims a fuel efficiency of 17.84kmpl, which is 2.2kmpl more than the outgoing version. We have already experienced this motor and found that the motor puts out an impressive performance. The motor is bst suited for city traffic and not for the highways. Read our detailed first drive report here. While Audi has not confirmed it officially yet, the 2.0-litre will be joining the line-up at a later part of the year. This diesel engine will churn 174PS and 380Nm of torque and will be mated to the same 8-speed gearbox.
Audi might price the A4 very aggressively against its staunch rival the Mercedes-Benz C-Class as well as the new BMW 320i. We expect the new A4 to come in two variants and will be priced between Rs 36-39 lakh.