The new Audi A4 Avant, A4 Sedan and A4 allroad arrive in Australia
- More dynamic design and an intuitive new MMI operating system
- Award-winning A4 range now in refreshed form and better than ever
- Sharper pricing, exceptional value: starting at $55,900*
Audi Australia is welcoming the arrival of its newly refreshed Audi A4 model range in the three body styles: the Sedan, Avant and allroad quattro. The A4 has long been the benchmark in its segment for cohesive design, superior technology and powerful yet efficient engines. In all aspects, the new Audi A4 is even more dynamic.
"The award-winning Audi A4 range is now in refreshed form and it's better than ever," said Paul Sansom, Managing Director of Audi Australia.
"The three A4 body styles have been popular for generations, and we are pleased to be able to offer them in a dynamic new style, with outstanding equipment and technology that takes the premium segment to a new level," said Sansom.
The multi-award winning Audi A4 epitomises the core of the Audi brand and returns in its fifth generation, showing off a dynamic new design inside and out, available in three body styles that seamlessly combine form and function, depending on individual customer tastes: including the A4 Sedan, Avant, and the rugged-yet sophisticated A4 allroad.
Under the hood
The new model range comprises of three 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines: two TFSI petrol engine variants equipped with 12V mild-hybrid technology (MHEV), in addition to an efficient TDI diesel engine that is exclusive to the allroad quattro. The MHEV system contributes up to 0.3L/100km fuel saving.
Even the entry level A4 35 TFSI Sedan variant is powered by a 2.0 TFSI engine, producing 110kW and a substantial 270Nm from just 1350rpm. Matched to a 7-speed S tronic transmission and front-wheel drive, it achieves comparable fuel efficiency to its predecessor, at just 6.1L/100km.
The 45 TFSI engine variant is the most popular variant in the A4 range, and is available in all bodystyles. It produces 183kW of power, with peak torque of 370Nm, delivering decidedly sporty performance. The 0-100km/h sprint is dispatched in 5.8 seconds in the Sedan, while delivering good fuel economy of just 7.1L/100km.
The 40 TDI engine in the A4 allroad quattro produces 140kW and 400Nm, with its 5.2L/100km fuel consumption delivering outstanding range.
Both the 40 TDI and 45 TFSI engines are perfectly matched to the sure-footed quattro all-wheel drivetrain for excellent road-holding, channelling power through a 7-speed S tronic transmission. In addition, the 45 TFSI engine features ultra technology, which predictively activates the quattro drive enhancing fuel efficiency.
Visually, the new Audi A4 looks even more dynamic and sophisticated thanks to the sportier design highlights. The powerful presence of the new A4 represents the new Audi design language, with almost every sheet metal part altered. The Singleframe grille is now broader and flatter, with horizontal lines that emphasise its width. The profile of the A4 is defined by muscular guards and the lower set shoulder line in-between. Together, they form strong contours above the wheels and make the quattro genes outwardly visible. The rear has markedly three-dimensional design that accentuates the impression of width, with trapezoidal tailpipe trims embedded into the lower diffuser.
In comparison to the predecessor models, the new A4 Sedan and A4 Avant have grown 24 millimetres longer and 5 millimetres wider, while the A4 allroad flaunts larger wheel arches for increased versatility.
The new LED headlights, fitted as standard to all models, give the A4 a fresh face, while the new LED taillights enhance the A4's presence on the road. Large 19-inch alloy wheels are also fitted to all the A4 Sedan and Avant body styles as standard, with different styles from the Audi Sport range complementing each variant.
The intelligent, ergonomic interior design of the new A4 models is elegant and modern, embracing the very latest in functionality. The highlight of the minimalist new configuration is the 10.1-inch MMI touch display with a crystal clear 1,540 x 720 pixel resolution. It is beautifully crafted into the dashboard, and is only 13mm slender, yet despite this, it is a powerful platform has now 10 times more computing power than its predecessor. The refreshed environment commands all manner of convenient 'touch or talk' driving, infotainment and connectivity functions.
Audi connect plus functionality facilitates seamless integration of online traffic, weather conditions, fuel prices, parking information and Google Maps into the A4 driving experience, together with additional functions enabled through the myAudi smartphone app like remote lock/unlock, destination send-to-car function, service request, emergency call and more.
Audi smartphone interface allows connection of both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the wireless charging with the ability to connect 2 phones simultaneously is especially convenient.
Spics and Specs
The A4 35 TFSI entry level model build on this with a suite of sophisticated infotainment and convenience equipment, with highlights including:
- Convenience key – keyless entry and start
- 19" wheels with sport suspension
- Leather-appointed upholstery
- Electric driver's seat with 4-way electric lumbar support for both front seats
- MMI Navigation plus with a 10-inch touchscreen
- 3-zone deluxe auto air-conditioning
- DAB+ Digital radio
Safety is a high priority for all Audi vehicles, and the A4 is no exception. Its 5-star ANCAP safety rating is testament to this, and is also highlighted by a comprehensive array of safety features, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, eight airbags, side assist lane, change warning, exit warning system, cross traffic assist rear, parking system plus with reversing camera, tyre pressure monitor and pre-sense rear.
The best of the best
The A4 35 TFSI S line variant builds on this generous equipment level with a range of luxurious features, including:
- S line exterior
- Virtual cockpit with (12.3-inch) high resolution display
- Sport front seats with electric adjustment for both seats
- Frameless, auto-dimming interior mirror with auto-dimming exterior mirrors
- Illuminated aluminum door sill trims with an S logo
The range-topping 45 TFSI quattro S line offer yet another step up to exceptional value, with superior appointment of high-value features including:
- Driver seat memory functionality
- Audi sound system (180W, 10 speakers)
While the Sedan's 460-litre luggage capacity is substantial, both the Avant and allroad models both hold 495 litres (1,495L with seats folded flat). The latter body styles benefit from an electric rear tailgate with gesture control for added convenience.
Unique to the A4 allroad models is the suspension system, with an additional 46mm of ground clearance compared to the A4 Avant. The front track is 6mm wider than the standard model, with the rear 11mm wider. The offroad mode within the drive select system combines the functions of traction control, stabilisation control, ABS and hill descent control for added surety when venturing from sealed roads. Visually, the aluminium-look exterior package, including roof rails, as well as the bespoke allroad front and rear bumpers give it a distinctive, adventurous presence.
The new A4 Sedan, A4 Avant and A4 allroad petrol engine variants are offered with the comprehensive Audi service plan package, priced at $1,710 for three years or $2,720 for five years. Respectively, the diesel engine variant is priced at $2,050 for three years or $3,190 for five years.
Despite the high levels of equipment, select option packages are available, such as Assistance, Assistance plus, S line interior and Carbon and black styling package.
The new Audi A4 Sedan, A4 Avant and A4 allroad are available in Audi dealerships now, and are also be available to order through the new Audi online purchase platform, at audi.com.au
|A4 Sedan 35 TFSI||110kW||$55,900|
|A4 Sedan 35 TFSI S line||110kW||$59,900|
|A4 Sedan 45 TFSI quattro S line||183kW||$68,900|
|A4 Avant 45 TFSI quattro S line||183kW||$71,400|
|A4 allroad 40 TDI quattro||140kW||$69,900|
|A4 allroad 45 TFSI quattro||183kW||$72,900|
(*Manufacturer List Pricing [MLP] – excludes dealer delivery and government statutory charges)