Audi Reveals Updated A4 Sedan

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Audi has released official images and details of its facelifted A4 range and the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer plans to introduce its business class sedan into the local market during the 1st quarter of 2020.

The Audi A4 sedan has received an update for 2020. Due in South Africa in the 1st quarter of 2020, the newcomer has been given an overhaul both inside and out. 

 Its exterior is integrated into the brand's new design language; the large MMI touch display offers the kind of operating experience customers will be familiar with from their smartphone. Many engine options now come with mild-hybrid systems (MHEV) - efficiency and comfort benefit from this broad-based electrification. This also applies to the Audi S4 TDI, with a V6 TDI under the hood for the first time, a 48-volt main electrical system and an electrically powered compressor (EPC), which lends its beefy acceleration even more spontaneity. 

In terms of changes, the newcomer has been given a dynamic and sophisticated new look. The grille has been revised and there are now sharp-looking headlights and taillights. The equipment line concept is equally new: basic, advanced and S line are now available and customers can choose from 12 paint colours.

Inside, there's the new MMI infotainment system we first sampled in the Q8 and A1. It offers smartphone-like functionality and the new look is fresh and modern. There's also app connectivity and those with Android phones and lock/unlock and start the vehicle. The A4 models are available with a host of modern driver assist systems. The optional systems are bundled into the "Tour", "City" and "Park" packages. "Tour" package provides adaptive cruise control including Stop&Go function for automatic distance control. In conjunction with the predictive efficiency assist, it can brake and accelerate the A4.

The new Audi A4 will come with no fewer than 6 turbocharged engines at sales launch in Europe. With outputs ranging from 110 kW to 255 kW from the A4 35 TFSI up to the S4 TDI. All engines comply with the latest Euro emissions rating. New for the Audi A4 will be 3 models with a mild-hybrid system (MHEV) based on 12V, which reduces fuel consumption while improving comfort. In everyday use, Audi claims the MHEV system reduces fuel consumption by up to 0.3 litres per 100 kilometers. The new Audi A4 will be available with a choice of a manual transmission, 7-speed S tronic or 8-speed tiptronic as well as front-wheel or quattro drive.

Audi South Africa confirmed that its updated A4 sedan will be coming to our market in the first quarter of 2020.

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