The 5th gen Audi A4 sedan made its Indian debut at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo last year. Later, in September 2016, Audi India officially launched the new A4 sedan, but only with a petrol engine option. At that time, the company had stated that a diesel variant will be launched at a later date. Today, Audi India launched the new A4 diesel. Price starts from INR 40.2 lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi.
Based on a new platform, new Audi A4 ride and handling stands improved using an electromechanical steering system. The car also performs better owing to its lightweight avatar. New Audi A4 is lighter by 120 kilos owing to the use of hydro-formed steel and aluminium in bodyshell and panel manufacturing, which helps make it 21 percent more efficient than the earlier gen.
Audi A4 design language continues in the lines of their new gen cars like the 2016 Audi Q7. The new A4 is sleeker and longer by 25mm, and wider by 16mm, with no changes to its height. Built on the MLB platform the wheelbase stands at 2,820 mm, that’s 12mm longer than its predecessor.
Overseas Audi A4 engine variants include a wider range but in India, it is only on offer with 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine. Mated to a 8 speed S-Tronic gearbox, this motor delivers 148 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. The 2.0-litre TDI diesel A4 which has been launched today, delivers 190 hp and 400 Nm.
Standard features include 17 inch alloy wheels, smartphone interface, drive select, three-zone climate control, Virtual Cockpit instrument cluster, 7 inch colour MMI monitor, and Xenon headlights with LED DRLs. Matrix LED headlights are expected to be on offer as an optional fitment in India. New Audi A4 sedan take on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series and Jaguar XE.