Audi brings back its best-selling SUV after a break of a few months. Here’s how it is different:
This is a facelifted version of the 4th generation model which was first unveiled internationally in 2017. So, it is based on the versatile MLB platform that also spawns other VW cars such as the slightly smaller Passat.
Significantly different face now. This A4 gets a wider, flatter grille compared to the model it replaces. The air inlets are bigger. Headlamps are sleeker too. In profile, notice offset shoulder lines with distinctive edges above the wheel arches. Pronounced horizontal bodylines also make it look wider from the rear.
A new 10.1-inch touchscreen coupled with an MMI touch operation concept makes it as easy to use as a smartphone. There is an optional B&O sound system to complement the luxurious interiors. New features such as Audi connect key (connected car tech) and Audi phone box (allows you to charge and connect your smartphone to the A4 wirelessly).
Audi Virtual Cockpit makes its debut in the A4. A digital instrument cluster that allows personalization. Has three drive modes including one that has conventional-looking dials. Can also mirror maps and other information.
No diesel anymore. The A4 is currently available only with a 2.0-litre TFSI engine that outputs 190hp and 320Nm. This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Can take the car from 0-100kph in just 7.3s.
The A4 name was first used in 1994. It was a ground-up new model positioned as the successor to the Audi 80…not to be confused with the Audi 100 made famous by cricketer Ravi Shastri who won it as ‘Champion of Champions’ for his efforts in the 1985 World Championship of cricket in Australia. Audi officially came to India only in 2007 and the A4 (then a second-gen model) is being assembled here since then.