Finally, we can welcome the Audi A4 2016 . The new generation of the most popular sedan brand with the four rings already is official and left us somewhat surprised. Its design is precisely what is surprising, not revolutionary but by being overly conservative. However, changes in the new Audi A4 are deeper than they appear, with one important renewal at the chassis, engines, equipment and technology .
The new Audi A4 is slightly larger than its predecessor, with 4.73 meters long, 1.82 meters wide and a height of 1.43 meters . The battle is 2.82 meters long. Despite a slight increase in size, the fact is that the 2016 Audi A4 up to 120 kilos lighter , depending on version, besides having a larger interior and trunk. In the range remain two bodies, the four-door sedan and family called Avant.
Discreet stylistic breakthrough
The design of the new Audi A4 is dominated by a series of more right angles than its predecessor. It is thus achieved a muscular appearance but still maintained the conservative model line. In the single-frame front grille is low and wider and is flanked by a sharper headlights, which are standard bi-xenon and optionally LED or LED Matrix .
Its silhouette is especially conservative, like defense, where one of the most representative changes are tail lights at two heights . It is an evolution that also comes with body familiar Avant without major developments facing the sedan, just with a rear box that gives more space to boot. They are 505 liters capacity at this family variant, the tailgate is electrically operated and can be opened without hands under the bumper sensors.
indoors if there are more noticeable changes, and is so conservative that the design of the previous generation here is outweighed by a passenger compartment minimalist where technology displays his presence. The dashboard looks more like what Audi is launching in recent months, with a cleaner buttons and a new screen for multimedia system at the top of the dashboard design.
The technology appears in format Digital control box , an option increasingly present in the Audi range and reach new A4 to provide browser information, media or instruments car. It is customizable and allows the driver to have concentrated all the information on one screen.
gasoline engines, diesel and CNG
In the beginning the engine range will comprise three options TFSI and four TDI within a range of between 150 and 272 horses. Starting with gasoline, the smaller the 1.4 TFSI 150 hp with selective disconnection of cylinders. Despite being the most modest, and offers 0-100 8.9 seconds and a reduced consumption of 4.9 liters approved. Above the stood at 2.0 TFSI versions of 190 and 252 horses .
On the side of the TDiesel can not miss the classic 2.0 TDI, this time with 150 and 190 horses power. Both rely on clean diesel technology AbdBlue injection to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions and comply with the Euro 6 legislation If we enter the world of six-cylinder, we found the also popular versions 3.0 V6 TDI 218 and 272 horses . The most powerful reaches 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds and has a top speed limited to 250 km / h. Its consumption is only 4.9 liters to 100.
In late 2016 hit the market a new engine, called g-tron and capable of running on compressed natural gas (CNG). Use a 2.0 TFSI of 170 horses conveniently adapted to run on alternative fuel. Gas tanks have 19 kilos of capacity and average consumption per 100 kilometers is 4 kilos. The gas allows a theoretical range of 500 kilometers, with 450 additional using gasoline. This engine is only available with Avant body.
In terms of gearboxes, all four-cylinder engines will be equipped as standard with a six-speed manual. The gearbox S tronic dual-clutch automatic is optional on four-cylinder standard on the 3.0 V6 TDI of 218 horses. The 272 hp 3.0 TDI tiptronic box uses a torque converter and planetary gear sets with eight speeds. Multitronic CVT boxes disappear from the A4 range for these faster and more efficient thanks to its mode driving Sail .
The quattro will also be available in the new Audi A4. With a cast 40:60, it is capable of sending up to 70% of torque to the front axle and 85% to the rear if conditions require. It also has a selective braking torque control the inner wheels of the curve to improve the vehicle’s path, especially at high speed.
Perhaps Audi did not want to boast of bold design, but the same has not happened with technology employed into your new A4 2016. Among the new features is the cruise control with Stop & Go , able to automatically stop and start driving.
The entire cast of security technologies is also present, such as blind spot detection, the warning of involuntary change lanes or signal recognition. The Audi Pre Sense joined the new A4 with elements such as emergency braking, pedestrian detector or post collision braking. Has also adopted a number of developments linked to the reduction in consumption with system that predicts traffic .
The new 2016 Audi A4 is already among us, a new generation promises to be the most efficient technology and its history, and to hit the market before the end of the year . Throughout the next day we will learn more about the new sedan bestseller brand rings.
Source – Audi
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Article 2016 Audi A4, discrete technological evolution to the A4 in its history was originally published in Current Motor.