The luxury carmaker, Audi to launch the new Audi A4 in the Indian market in the next coming festival period, especially in August 2016. The new Audi A4 will enter the mid-size luxury sedan segment and feature the wide range of specifications than its predecessor. Previously, the new Audi A4 has been showcased for the first time in India at the Delhi motor show (2016 Auto Expo). The same model has been introduced in the international markets in the mid months of 2015.
Being a new generation model, the Audi A4 comes with the Volkswagen’s (German carmaker) MLB platform, which is made of a combination of two metals, aluminium and steel. The MLB platform influences the car to have the lightweight construction, as a result, the performance of the car will be increased than the existed A4 versions. According to the reports, the new Audi A4 reduces its weight by 120kgs than the current selling models and lither than the closest rivals, BMW 3-series, new Jaguar XE, and Mercedes C-class.
Audi Virtual Cockpit:
The mid-sized sedan features the Audi Virtual Cockpit with the massive HD screen, which replaces the instrument cluster used in the existed Audi A4. The high definition screen displays the infotainment and car information, navigation map and the speedometer and tachometer values. The other information is to be displayed on the regular 7.0-inch touchscreen display.
2.0-litre Diesel Engine:
The next-gen Audi A4 will be powered by the 2.0-litre diesel engine, which would have the capacity to generate the highest power of 190hp. The high performance-based motor is to be mated to the 6-speed manual transmission in the base models and the S-Tronic 7-speed dual clutch in the high-end versions. There is reported that the Volkswagen Group’s engine will be assembled in the Indian market from the next year.
Audi will consider the petrol variants with the three engine options of a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol (150hp), 2.0-litre turbo-petrol (190bhp) and 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel (272hp). No confirmation from Audi, but there are more chances to introduce petrol versions.
The new Audi A4 will be available with the long list of features to increase the brand range in the luxury car segment. The entry level trims of the Audi A4 will be loaded with the regular features, while the top-end variants will offer with the Audi Virtual Cockpit, Matrix LED lights and an MMI infotainment system with the Apple CarPlay and Android compatibility. Besides, the new Audi A4 comes with the three-zone automatic climate control, wireless phone charging, driving modes like Drive Select, ambient lighting, as well.
The new Audi A4 will be priced at around Rs. 40lakhs on the base versions, whereas the existing Audi A4 costs Rs. 35.54 to Rs. 42.34lakhs based upon the variants.