Audi Malaysia has announced the availability of the all-new 9th generation Audi A4 sedan, which will be available at launch with a 2.0 TFSI engine.
The all-new Audi A4 2.0 TFSI comes in 2 optional packages; an S line package and a Technology package. The S line package includes more aggressive front and rear bumpers, 18-inch 5-twin-spoke star design allow wheels, illuminated front door sill trims with aluminum inlays, Alcantara leather front sport seats in black, S line sport leather steering wheel and numerous other sporty features. It also comes with an additional RM25,000 price tag.
The Technology package on the other hand will include Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators at the front, MMI Navigation plus with MMI touch, Audi virtual cockpit, Audi smartphone interface for Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Audi connect and a rear view camera.
In terms of its overall looks, despite being an all-round bigger car with an increase of 25 mm in length and 16 mm in width, the all-new Audi A4 is up to 120kg lighter than its predecessor due to an intelligent mix of materials and lightweight design, also making it the lightest vehicle in its class.
The front of the sedan sees a wide and expansive frame characterized with horizontal lines and dominated by the signature sculptured Singleframe grille flanked with distinctive LED headlights.
A precise and prominent shoulder line runs the length of the vehicle, giving it an athletic and elongated appearance, especially when coupled with the 17-inch 5 parallel-spoke design alloy wheels. Towards the back, LED rear lights with dynamic indicators as standard feature ensure that the new Audi A4 makes as much of an impression leaving as it does when arriving.
The side mirrors of the new Audi A4 now sit on the shoulders of the car rather than off the A-pillar, but also improving its aerodynamics allowing it to clock in at a class-leading 0.23 in terms of drag coefficient value. This improvement in aerodynamics, coupled with other design features ensure that the sedan has one of the quietest cabin in its class.
The all-new Audi A4 2.0 TFSI comes equipped with Audi’s latest 2.0-litre TFSI four-cylinder engine that delivers 190hp of power and 320Nm of torque from a low 1,450 to 4,200 rpm. When mated with a 7-speed S tronic gearbox, the Audi A4 2.0 TFSI propels from 0-100 km/h in just 7.3 seconds with a top speed or 240km/h. Despite its sporty performance, the Audi A4 2.0 TFSI maintains class-leading fuel-efficiency with a combined fuel consumption rating of just 5.0 litres/100km and a CO2 emissions rating of 114g/km.
Besides the new A4 2.0 TFSI, Audi Malaysia plans to bring in an entry level 1.4 TFSI and a performance-oriented 2.0 TFSI quattro variant into the A4 range by January 2017.
As with all Audi vehicles, the Audi drive select comes as standard, allowing the adjustment of suspension, engine and drivetrain settings to suit the driver’s personal preferences and road conditions. The new Audi A4 also comes equipped with a host of electronic features to ensure an efficient and safe driving experience, including a start/stop system with energy recuperation, Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC), Traction Control (ASR), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), parking aid plus with selective display, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and 6 airbags.
Inside the cabin, the high-tech interior is not only bigger, but more refined and accommodating than ever. Starting with a wrap-around cabin that is centered around the driver, the horizontal architecture that defines the exterior continues on the inside with a slim, floating dashboard marked with continuous Aluminum Ellipse inlays and air-conditioning vents that extend across the console.
The center of the dashboard houses the MMI radio plus, which features a fixed 7-inch screen and the Audi sound system with 6-channel amplifier and 10 loudspeakers outputting a total of 180 watts. In the driver’s seat, the all-new Audi A4 comes fitted with a sporty 3-spoke multi-function plus leather steering wheel with shift paddles as standard. Owner can now also pick either the standard analog dials coupled with a 7-inch TFT Audi Driver Information System (DIS) with colour displayor the Audi virtual cockpit with the optional Technology package, which replaces the standard instrument cluster with a highly customizable 12.3-inch high-resolution TFT monitor that presents information as needed with richly detailed graphics for enhanced ease of use and functionality.
Aside from that, the all-new A4 also comes with an electrically adjustable front seats with 4-way lumbar support, class-leading rear seat space as well as a class-exclusive 40:20:40 rear seat split, which can increase the boot space from 480 litres to 965 litres.
There are 10 colours for buyers to choose from which include, Glacier White, Floret Silver, Matador Red, Tango Red, Argus Brown, Scuba Blue, Monsoon Grey, Manhattan Grey and Mythos Black, as well as a special Daytona Grey with pearl effect for vehicles purchased with the optional S line package.
The all-new Audi A4 2.0 TFSI will be available for booking from 20th September onward at all authorized Audi dealerships from RM248,900. The first 100 buyers will get to enjoy an special introductory price of only RM239,900, which is the exact same retail price as the outgoing model.
For more info, visit www.audi.com.my.