Audi A4 Review & First Drive

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Audi A4 Overview

Audi A4 is the sedan that combines technology and aesthetics to provide the most refined experience to the buyers. The vehicle has propelled into a new generation and has become more advanced. This time Audi A4 has received a plethora of changes that make the vehicle a much better product. The fight between the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and BMW 3 Series has chronicled over the passing time. Mercedes and BMW have already updated their cars for better sales, its Audi’s turn now to bring the A4 at par with the competition. The car was launched back in April 2017 with a new diesel engine which is now more powerful and fuel efficient than the earlier one. View offers on Audi A4 in Chennai at Autozhop.

Audi A4 Exteriors

The A4 might look just like an upgrade from the front. But in reality, it isn’t. The new A4 is larger in dimensions, just like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. One major difference in the fascia is the new design for the headlamps. The side profile design is very much, A4 like however it is longer than before. The tail lamps too get slimmer as you move to the centre. It increased length of the 2017 Audi A4 is evident when you see it in person. The design feels more premium and upmarket. The LED lamps make the styling look a lot more aggressive.

Despite the increase in length, the 2017 Audi A4 is lighter than before. The ultra-light alloys used on this sedan have cut down the flab. The increase in length is understood only when you see the car from close. From a distance, you do not realise the length of this car. This is a good point for those who do not believe in show-off. The tail lamps too are sleek.

Audi A4 Interiors

The new Q7 had set a new benchmark for interiors. The same design has flown into the 2017 Audi A4 as well. The air-con vents extend from the centre console to the co-driver’s door. A large screen is placed above and simple AC controls underneath it. There is a gear knob too, which resembles the Q7. The cabin feels plush and spacious. Then there is the MMI system with its bells and whistles. The quality is at par with other Audi products.

New Audi A4 screenNow, the space? The front row was never a problem. It has always had good knee room and head room even for tall passengers. However, the increase in length of the 2017 Audi A4 means there is more room at the back. Now, tall people can sit comfortably even at the back. The space for the rear passengers isn’t just good but even the seats are highly supportive. They are hard and have a good recline, making it comfortable for long distance trips. Only two people can sit at the back, as the central tunnel intrudes into the space. This is just want Mercedes-Benz has done to the C-Class. The boot space too is larger than before on the 2017 Audi A4.

Audi A4 Engine

The 2017 Audi A4 is offered with the same 2.0-litre diesel engine with the 35 TDI nomenclature. The engine produces 188 HP of power at 4200 RPM and 400 Nm of twisting force between 1750 to 2500 RPM. The engine is now mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, unlike the earlier A4 which came with a CVT unit. Power is sent to the front wheels and there is no quattro on offer. The engine feels refined and isn’t too noisy. Power delivery is smooth and instantaneous and the sedan responds well to throttle inputs. Turbo lag isn’t felt much and the surge of power post 2000 RPM is very strong and continues till a notch above 4500 RPM. Top speed is a claimed 237 km/hr but progress dulls post 200 km/hr. To know more details on Audi A4 visit Ubvvn

The A4 feels sprightly and eager. The gearbox understands driving styles well and responds very quickly. Gear shifts also happen fast. The new A4 is lighter than the older model by around 150 kgs and thanks to that, it feels even more livelier to drive. You also get paddle shifters and the option of shifting gears with the gear knob too. The TDI mill is also very efficient and churns out 14-15 km/l on the highways if driven sedately while under hard driving, efficiency drops down to 9-10 km/l (ARAI rating is 18.25 km/l). You get driving modes like Comfort, Dynamic, Individual and Auto though the A4 doesn’t come with an Eco mode.

Audi A4 Driving

The Audi A4 has a very good ride and the suspension soaks up bumps with ease. There is no stiffness and the sedan remains fairly composed most of the times. The suspension also feels very silent and there are no unnecessary thuds on sharp undulations too. Talking about the steering, it is direct and precise but lacks feel and even though it provides safe and predictable handling, it just lacks the involvement that rivals in the same segment provide. You can better the steering feel by switching to Dynamic mode which stiffens the wheel. The suspension remains the same in all the modes though. The tyres have excellent grip and even the stopping power is very good.

Audi A4 Safety

Coming to the braking department, it’s very much predictive without any guesswork. The car can quickly shed the speed in the straight line without any fuss. In terms of safety, the car comes loaded with top-notch safety kit including 8 airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, vehicle stability control system and hill assist.Other aspects include front and rear parking sensors, rear parking camera, warning triangle, first aid kit, tyre pressure monitoring system and anti-theft device among others.

Audi A4 Cost in Chennai

Audi A4 On Road Price is 50,34,458/- and Ex-showroom Price is 41,47,000/- in Chennai. Audi A4 comes in 5 colours, namely Tango Red Metallic,Ibis White,Mythos Black Metallic,Moonshine Blue Metallic,Floret Silver Metallic. Audi A4 comes with FWD with 1395 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 150 bhp@5000-6000 rpm and Peak Torque 250 Nm@1500-3500 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at 8.5 seconds . Audi A4 comes with Automatic Transmission with FWD .

Audi A4 Conclusion

The Audi A4 diesel offers a blend of looks, luxury, technology, performance and comfort. It is a very superior package and the German automaker has hit most of the right strings to make it a well-rounded sedan. It isn’t very engaging to drive but makes for a comfortable cruiser and the not-too-big size makes it perfect to potter around the city too. You’ll like the new A4 if you want to go somewhere in style and don’t mind losing out on some of the fun factor to compensate for all the other wonderful things that this Audi has to offer.

Audi A4 is available in two variants they are Premium Plus and Technology. Checking the pricing details, Audi A4 premium Plus petrol is tagged at Rs. 41.47 lakh while premium Plus diesel is available at the price tag of Rs. 43.37 lakh. The Technology variant is offered at the price tag of Rs. 45.05 lakh for the petrol and Rs. 46.94 lakh (ex-showroom) for the diesel one.Audi A4 currently locks horns with BMW 3 Series, Mercedes Benz C-Class, Volvo S60 and Jaguar XE in the segment.

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