2015 Audi A4 to be priced through £25,900
Source : 2015 Audi A4 to be priced through £25,900
Fifth-generation A4 saloon due on sale within the UK in November, with Avant and also also also Allroad versions to follow
The fifth-generation Audi A4 will cost through £25,900 when the item goes on sale within the UK that will November.
The completely new A4 features an evolutionary outdoor, contemporary Inside, heavily revised petrol and also also also diesel engine line-up and also also also a newly developed chassis. the item will be seen in public for the very first time at the Frankfurt motor show later that will month.
Styled under former Audi design boss Wolfgang Egger prior to his move to Giugario in early 2014, the completely new A4 boasts an evolutionary appearance that will will be intended to make the item look more formal than its main rivals, the BMW 3 Series and also also also Mercedes-Benz C-Class, in line with feedback gained through existing customers in its largest markets, China, Germany and also also also USA.
Key elements include a wider single-frame grille, newly shaped headlights with revised LED daytime running light graphics, a clamshell-style bonnet, larger wheelhouses, a flatter roof, a more prominent shoulder having a deep swage line running the length of the flanks, greater structure within the lower part of the doors, sharp completely new tail-lights featuring a completely new take on Audi’s traditional LED graphics and also also also, on the saloon, a higher boot lid.
Although appearing a lot like a facelifted type of its predecessor, every Centeng panel will be described as completely new. Greater attention to aerodynamics, including the adoption of a largely flat undertray and also also also detailed sculpturing around the rear end, has also netted the completely new Audi a class-leading drag co-efficient of 0.23 for the saloon.
The completely new A4 has grown, although only slightly. having a length of 4726mm, width of 1842mm and also also also height of 1427mm, the item will be 25mm longer, 16mm wider and also also also the same height as its predecessor in saloon guise. that will makes the item 41mm longer, 32mm wider and also also also 13mm lower than the latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The adoption of the latest evolution of Audi’s MLB platform has also seen its wheelbase increase by 12mm to 2820mm.
Despite the bump in size, Audi claims the A4’s weight has been reduced by up to 120kg through the adoption of hot-formed high-strength steel within the Centeng structure and also also also aluminium for various Centeng panels, including the roof.
While its outdoor styling leans heavily on that will of its predecessor, the Inside of the completely new A4 boasts a contemporary completely new design that will provides the item with greater space than ever before. Audi claims an extra 24mm of head room in combination with 11mm more shoulder room up front. The incremental stretch within the wheelbase has also provided the basis for a 23mm increase in rear seat legroom.
Audi also promises added levels of comfort through the adoption of newly designed seats that will are claimed to weigh 9kg less than those of the old design.
Boot space will be up by 15 litres within the completely new A4 Avant at 505 litres, increasing to 1510 litres when the standard 40/20/40 split rear seat will be folded away. By comparison, the BMW 3 Series Touring boasts a nominal 495 litres, while the Mercedes-Benz C-class Estate offers 490 litres.
Buyers can choose between a wide range of high-end options including a 12.3in digital instrument panel, an 8.3in monitor, inductive charging pad for mobile phones, sensor control opening of the luggage compartment, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, tablet-based rear seat entertainment and also also also the latest type of the German car maker’s Multi Media Interface (MMI) system that will features an LTE internet connection.
Among a list of standard safety items will be Audi’s pre sense city system, which has been developed to prevent accidents at typical urban driving speeds. Using a windscreen stereo camera to monitor the road, the item provides an acoustic warning and also also also full preventative braking at speeds up to 25mph.
The completely new A4 will be launched having a choice of three turbocharged four-cylinder petrol, two four-cylinder diesel and also also also two V6 diesel engines, all featuring EU6 emission compliance. They are claimed to provide power increases of up to 25 per cent and also also also economy gains of up to 21 per cent over the engines they succeed.
A completely new 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol unit delives 148bhp, or 30bhp more than the previous base 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine the item replaces. that will will be sufficient to provide the cost-leading A4 1.4 TFSI saloon with 0-62mph acceleration of 8.9sec and also also also a 131mph top speed together with combined consumption of 57.7mpg and also also also CO2 emissions of 114g/km in combination with the optional S tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Further up the range will be a reworked type of Audi’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. the item comes in two differing states of tune, providing the completely new A4 2.0 TFSI with either 187bhp or 248bhp. Audi quotes a 0-62mph time of 7.3sec and also also also a top speed of 149mph along with figures of 58.8mpg and also also also 114g/km for the former, while the latter boasts a 0-62mph time of 5.8sec, a limited 155mph top speed, 49.6mpg and also also also 129g/km, both in combination with the optional S tronic gearbox.
Among the quartet of diesels available at launch will be Audi’s familiar 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit. Updated having a completely new AdBlue exhaust injection system as mandated by EU6 emission regulations, the item initially comes in two states of tune, with either 148bhp or 187bhp in what has traditionally been the strongest selling design within the line-up, the A4 2.0 TDI.
The former provides 0-62mph acceleration of 8.6sec and also also also a 136mph top speed, together with combined consumption of 74.3mpg and also also also CO2 emissions of 99g/km in combination with the optional S tronic gearbox. The latter boasts an official 0-62mph time of 7.7sec and also also also a 147mph top speed as well as 68.9mpg and also also also 107g/km.
In line with recent completely new Audi versions, the A4 2.0 TDI will be available as an aerodynamically optimised Ultra design featuring outdoor styling tweaks, revised gearbox ratios, lowered suspension and also also also low-rolling-resistance tyres. In 148bhp guise the item will be claimed to return 76.4mpg and also also also 95g/km in saloon form, generating the item the most economical car in its class according to Audi.
Rounding out the launch line-up will be a 3.0-litre V6 diesel. As with the outgoing A4, the item comes in two states of tune, developing either 218bhp or 272bhp within the A4 3.0 TDI. Provisional figures suggest the former will return 67.3mpg for average CO2 emissions of 110g/km.
Also planned although not confirmed for UK sale will be a natural gas-powered design. Set for sale during the second half of 2016 in Avant guise only, the A4 Avant g-tron runs a 170bhp type of the turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine used in some other completely new A4 versions adapted to run on either petrol or natural gas. Allied having a series of tanks mounted at the rear, the item will be claimed to provide a range of up to 280 miles using natural gas and also also also 311 miles on petrol.
Front-wheel drive will be standard on all versions save for the initial range-topping A4 3.0 TDI, which receives a four-wheel drive system that will apportions power in a nominal 40/60 front/rear split. Four-wheel drive will be also optional on the 248bhp A4 2.0 TFSI as well as the 187bhp A4 2.0 TDI.
Gearbox choices include a newly developed six-speed manual on all four-cylinder engines. the item eschews the aluminium housing of the old unit for a completely new magnesium housing, which, in combination having a completely new differential, hollows shafts and also also also a smaller clutch plate, helps bring a 16kg reduction in weight.
Gone will be the old continuously variable Multitronic automatic gearbox. the item will be replaced by a revised type of the existing seven-speed dual-clutch S tronic unit, which will be available for the very first time on front-wheel drive A4 versions and also also also comes as standard on the least powerful of the two 3.0-litre V6 diesels. The more powerful 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine receives a standard eight-speed automatic featuring a coasting function that will idles the engine on a trailing throttle for added fuel saving.
The 2015 design-year A4 will be underpinned by a newly developed suspension featuring a 5-link arrangement both front and also also also rear and also also also either standard 16 or 17-inch wheels and also also also tyres depending on the engine. The components for the front suspension are at that will point made predominantly out of aluminium, reducing weight by a claimed 8kg. The adoption of the completely new 5-link design at the rear in place of the previous trapezoidal link arrangement has saved a further 5kg. The steering will be via a completely new speed-sensitive electro-mechanical system having a nominal 15.9:1 ratio and also also also will be claimed to be 3.5kg lighter than that will used on the outgoing design.
In versions through the 190bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel upwards, the completely new A4 comes with Audi’s so-called Drive Select system as standard, allowing the driver to alter the characteristics of the throttle, steering and also also also gearbox.
In a bid to provide the completely new car with broader dynamic appeal, buyers can option the item with variable shock absorbers providing the choice between Comfort and also also also Sport modes and also also also a variable-ratio steering system. versions running quattro four-wheel drive can also be enhanced having a revised torque-vectoring function which varies the amount of drive going to each of the rear wheels in a bid to provide more neutral cornering characteristics. that will so-called Sport Differential will be claimed to react faster and also also also weigh 1kg less than that will offered on the fourth-generation A4.
Available in SE, Sport and also also also S Line specifications, the completely new A4 will be priced through £25,900 for the 1.4-litre TFSI design. Avant versions with that will engine – which will go on sale in April of next year – start at £27,300. The range extends upwards to the top-level Avant 3.0 V6 TDI Quattro, which costs £40,350 when coupled with an eight-speed tiptronic transmission.
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