Global popularity is one of the reasons you’re unlikely to see revolution when it comes to restyling of the new A4. Take a close look at this new model and while there are some fresh new styling cues, there’s no doubt whatsoever that you’re looking at an Audi A4.
In Europe, there will be three TFSI petrol engines and four TDI diesel engines available across the A4 range, with up to 25 percent more power than the outgoing model and up to a 23 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. It’s likely Australian buyers will have four or five engines to choose from.
All A4s will get autonomous emergency braking (which works up to 60km/h), when they land locally in early 2016.
The A4, like the TT and R8 we’ve tested before it, benefits greatly from the addition of the Virtual Cockpit. It not only adds functionality and user-friendliness to the driving experience, it also adds a high-end premium feel.
The 12.3-inch TFT display is crystal clear and customisable to suit the driver, while the 8.3-inch central display and MMI system has been full redesigned. The A4 also features clever tech like an induction charging pad in the centre console for smart phones that support the technology.
The A4 is up to 100kg lighter too, although that might not be the case in Australia once the model range and specification list is made concrete for Australia.