Yesterday was a special day for Audi, as the new generation of its midsize sedan was officially presented. The Audi A4 2016 is a reality that we had been waiting but some, including us, left us cold when first viewing. No one will deny me that differences with the naked eye to his predecessor are difficult to see.
So let’s play a game, the game of 8 differences . Let’s compare 8 points to two generations, the one among us until now and the new will arrive before the end of the year. You see, through this compared , the new 2016 A4 is different from the current of what you thought.
Starting with what is not seen, the new 2016 Audi A4 platform releases. Is new second generation MLB . The whole chassis / body and now employs more aluminum cold formed steel and hot for addition to increased rigidity but also a lower weight.
Audi promises a weight reduction of 120 kilos being equal versions. We are talking about a weight 1,300 kilos for a 1.4 TFSI engine version, and of the lighter sedan in its segment. This affects the cost of fuel and power use.
The new generation of the Audi A4 is larger than its predecessor . Surprisingly this information to get to know downsizing in virtually all segments. Now measured 4.73 m long, 1.83 m wide and 1.43 m high . In other words, it is 25 mm long, 16 mm wide and 10 mm high.
In turn, battle has been extended and now stands 2.82 m , 20 mm more than the outgoing generation. Despite its larger size was enhanced aerodynamic efficiency, the new A4 shows an penetration ratio 0.23 , the lowest in its class, while the Avant body does the same with 0 26.
Audi has not recycle any of its A4 above. It is a completely new generation although its appearance is too continuity. In fact, we recognize it as an A4 and if we do not say to go through a slight restyling. But no, launches new grill Single Frame more stylized and horizontal, while the front is covered with new headlamps more pointed.
The rear reminds us of the A3 Sedan, but with a more elongated third volume. Its design is simple, with more expressive and slanted headlights and a lower bumper in black plastic. The escape in sight remain. Surprised to see that even has been maintained same line for side windows and the upper rib. The molding of the low door that’s new.
Audi usually surprises most with the bodies inside. This has happened on this occasion. If the exterior of the new Audi A4 2016 seems too little innovation, the interior has itself taken a clear step in design. The first difference is that the carrier because not doing so dedicated to the driver and horizontal lines are created.
The design is now cleaner, buttons are removed and various functions are concentrated in the multimedia system. Opens a new screen for it, and not integrated in the set, but larger than its predecessor. In turn, those aerators are integrated into the design creating a new fault line between the top and bottom of the dashboard.
The German sedans have never been masters of the top positions in terms of interior space. The new Audi A4, how could it be otherwise, has won habitability . Specifically, the car has won no less than 23 mm extra legroom in the rear seats .
The seats have been designed to increase comfort, they are anatomical and may have electrically adjustable in many ways. As far as luggage is concerned, she is placed back in its premium category leader, the A4 Avant 2016 cubic now 505 liters of luggage , 15 liters more than the previous A4 Avant.
For sure you’ve set is first in the dashboard of the new A4. Neglects analog watches to debut a new fully digital control box , as would the TT months ago. It is configurable and browser information there or watches binds car.
In the central console stands MMI rotary knob to control the multimedia system. You can count on touch input , as is customary in other models in the range, and surprised his forward position. If you look at the pictures, with automatic transmission lever seems to support functions for the hand.
The new A4 is also safer than its predecessor. Debuts a system Matrix LED lighting in option improves lighting illuminating, redundant, best blind spots. Also available is a new Head Up Display determining which projects information such as speed or direction of the browser on the windscreen in front of the driver.
There are many developments regarding electronic driving aids, starting with adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go . It also has detector blind spot, lane keeping system, cross-traffic warning, automated parking or emergency braking collision avoidance or even abuses. Additionally a system that predicts our route and adapts the car for maximum efficiency by changing parameters such as the behavior of the gearbox is offered.
One of the biggest developments in the A4 2016 against his predecessor is the mechanical range. Launches new diesel and gasoline engines more efficient and powerful, even without knowing the sports range will arrive in the coming months. The petrol range will initially settle the known 1.4 TFSI 150 hp and two units 2.0 TFSI 190 horses and 252 power. Except the latter, the other two announced an average consumption of less than 5 l / 100 km.
The range available at first with four mechanical. The first two are a block 2.0 TDI with outputs 150 and 190 hp , while the remaining above 3.0 TDI 6-cylinder 218 and 272 hp power. All this time down from the 5 l / 100 km average consumption approved. The model with mechanical TDI 150 ultra lower, meanwhile, of 4 l / 100 km. Optional are the S Tronic or automatic transmissions Tiptronic with sailing and driving system quattro .
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