Audi has today officially revealed the new-generation A4. Both the saloon and the Avant estate will be launched this autumn.
At 4.73 metres long and with a wheelbase of 2.82 metres, the car is both longer and wider than the outgoing version. However, Audi claims the new design is 120 kg lighter compared with the previous model.
During the development work, Audi says “high priority” was placed on the reduction of CO2 emissions. The German carmaker claims the new A4 has the best drag coefficient in its class at 0.23.
The car will be launched with seven engines, three TFSI and four TDI. Their power output has increased and ranges from 148 bhp to 268 bhp, but fuel consumption is claimed to have been reduced by up to 21 per cent. CO2 dips below 100g/km in the 2.0 TDI ultra Saloon.
The most powerful engines are two TDI six-cylinder units with up to 268 bhp.
The powertrain and the chassis have also been completely redeveloped. The six-gear manual transmission, the seven-gear S tronic and the eight-stage tiptronic have all been redesigned.