2016 Audi A4 Full Review and Price. It is unfortunate that the new Audi A4 was presented in the days of the scandal of the diesel-gate. Because the wave of controversy and outrage will eventually affect the orientation towards the new midsize sedan in Audi diesel versions. Instead this new audi A4 is a step forward technically terrific for this model which is always score with the BMW 3 Series the primacy of the segment.
HISTORY – The new Audi A4 2016 is the ninth generation of the sedan / wagon, if you also count the Audi 80, which gave rise to the model in 1972 but with another name. It is one of the few mid-size sedans (length 4.72 meters) which maintains technical features now preserve only drive superior: as the engine placed in a longitudinal position (most suitable for better weight distribution) and use Also of 6-cylinder engines, but only for the larger engine (3 liters). It is slightly larger than before (25 mm longer) and the cockpit was widened gain space for the driver’s head (+24 mm) of legroom in the rear (+23 mm) and the ability of the boot has increased (480 liters).
CHANGES – The new A4 is really new, in spite of a line very similar although a little more edgy. They have changed 90% of the components. Engines, suspensions, transmissions and chassis of the A4 are completely renovated and the car has benefited from a significant reduction (up to 120 kg) to optimize fuel consumption (-21%) and performance. But this is part of the technical evolution that is expected to generational change of a model so important.
ASSISTANCE TO HELP – Instead, what is really innovative is the use of sophisticated electronics. The new generation A4 has used a lot of components made for the models in the A8 luxury sedan and so the specific quality of this sedan has definitely raised compared to the previous year. An example for all is the new assistance systems that make driving the Audi make a leap forward toward the concept of “assisted steering” which is the tendency of the car of the future. In the A4 there are as many as 30 different driver assistance systems (parking, departure warning, assistant turning, etc.), but the two most important are a sophisticated adaptive cruise control that keeps the speed of the car in front, when the brakes case, and if the road curves slightly is able to gently steer alone to stay inside the lane. You must, however, still keep your hands gently on the steering wheel for safety or the system will not steer. But not only on the Audi A4 there is a further driver assistance device that can “read” through the navigation maps and the external cameras traffic signals, thus automatically adjusts the car’s speed when there is a sign with speed limit (for example 50 km / h) slowing alone and riaccelerando just ends the area under the speed limit. We tried it on purpose and the effect is impressive (in a good way). It is not yet the car capable of doing everything alone comes close: if you leave the Audi A4 control while you are in town traffic by removing your feet from the pedals and relieving the pressure on the steering, can get away well alone. It is a huge help in case of driver distraction.
INFOTAINMENT – All the new MMI infotainment system that has been redesigned and simplified: everything is based on the new knob with large diameter touch surface where you can write with your finger. The information, however, tend to move more and more from the screen 8.3 inches of MMI to the virtual display on the dashboard that displays times in his navigation maps and all the details of the edge. What remains the task of the MMI on the A4 is to manage the connectivity board, more and more complex. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Lan with LTE. Your phone is integrated into the sophisticated electronics Audi connect that starts the operating environment suitable for iOS or Android car and is even expected the induction charging of the mobile phone in the drawer that divides the seats.
ENGINE – The engines are seven, four turbodiesel including the rumored 2.0 TDI origin of the scandal in the US in two power versions (150 and 190 hp). But here on the New Audi A4 it is already with Euro 6 and should not have rigged the control units of the US. Then there is the 3-liter V6 turbodiesel with two power levels: 272 and 218 horsepower, the latter the most efficient in terms of consumption declared. Petrol engines, all turbocharged, are the 1.4 TFSI 150 hp and the 2.0-liter (the same as the Golf GTI) in two power ranges: 190 and 252 horses.
GUIDE – The driving dynamics are excellent: front end and precise handling. About the new suspension with 5-arm front axle and suspension that lowers the sporty A4 of 23 mm and is activated electronically by the adjustment control board (drive select) is optional but standard by intermediate models with engines 190 hp. Particularly effective 2-liter, 190 horsepower, driving sweet, elastic, quiet and responsive when needed. In road tests we have done, showed levels of consumption by almost turbodiesel: if the 2.0 TDI with 190 horsepower, 130 km / h on the highway has traveled in our hands at a pace of 19.6 km / liter, the engine gasoline equal power consumed just a liter more per 100 kilometers has traveled less than 17 km / liter. In times when someone will reconsider for the sake of the image or ideology diesel car, this version turbo engine 190 hp of the New Audi A4 becomes really an excellent alternative. The downside is how many of the premium brands, several features are plug not dis erie but to be paid in part, for which the customer captivated dall’infotainment more complete or the interior equipment with leather and refined combinations will have to be prepared to spend several thousand euro in more.
PRICES – The New Audi A4 2016 will be sold by mid-November (also in Avant) with prices starting at 33,800 Euros (1.4 TFSI 150 hp) and 36,800 for the 2.0 TDI diesel with 150 hp. The two intermediate versions, the 2.0 TFSI turbo engine 190 horsepower and the 2.0 TDI with 190 hp turbo diesel costs about 39,150 euro; for versions with S tronic pay about 1500/2000 Euros. The four-wheel drive costs another 2,500 Euros. Finally, more powerful versions (2.0 TFSI 252 hp and 3.0 V6 TDI with 218/272 hp) rise over the 45,000 euro.
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