Specifications of Audi A4 Sedan 2.0L 40 TSFI S tronic 7AT (204 HP)
General characteristics of Audi A4 Sedan 2.0L 40 TSFI S tronic 7AT (204 HP)
The A4 represents the core of the brand - after four years in the making, Audi has made the successful midsize model even tauter and sportier. 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 electric powered compressor (EPC), which lends its beefy acceleration even more spontaneity. This combination of power, torque and efficiency makes it unique in the segment.
The midsize model looks even more dynamic and sophisticated thanks to the sportier design highlights. The Singleframe grille is now broader and flatter; horizontal lines emphasize the width at the front and rear. The side view is defined by the distinctive muscles above the fenders and the lower set shoulder line in between. They form strong contours above the wheels and make the quattro genes outwardly visible.
LED headlights now come standard in the Audi A4; the top-of-the-line headlights feature the Matrix LED technology with fully automatic high beam. The equipment line concept is equally new: basic, advanced and S line are now available for the exterior, not to mention the independent look of the S models and the A4 allroad quattro. Customers can choose from 12 paint colors, including a new terra gray option.
In the calmly styled interior of the Audi A4 the horizontal lines also convey the overall impression. In the center of the instrument panel, slightly tilted toward the driver, is the large MMI touch display, the control center for the new operating system. The new interior packages: design selection and S line interior can be combined freely with the exterior lines and come with numerous colors and materials. The contour/ambient lighting package adds highlights to the interior in the dark.
With its new MMI system the highly connected Audi A4 offers a user experience similar to a contemporary smartphone. An MMI touch display with acoustic feedback replaces the functions of the previous rotary/pushbutton control on the center tunnel console. The high-resolution TFT display measures 10.1 inches. Its graphics are deliberately clean and cut-down; the menu structure with its tight hierarchies is tailored to user expectations and facilitates ease of use. The MMI search is based on free text input and returns hits rapidly. The natural-language voice control, another function of the new system, understands many of the phrases used in everyday speech.
The navigation in the Audi A4 is now even more versatile and more user-friendly. The Audi connect and Audi connect plus portfolio includes a host of online services, such as Car-to-X services, which take advantage of the swarm intelligence of the Audi fleet. Apart from online traffic sign and hazard information, as well as the on-street parking service, traffic light information is a new addition to the lineup. By networking with the urban infrastructure, the car receives information from the traffic light central computer via a server so that the driver can choose their speed to match the next green light. The instrument cluster displays a personal speed recommendation as well as the remaining time to the next green light whenever the driver is waiting at a red traffic light. As such, the system promotes an anticipatory, efficient driving style, along with a constant flow of traffic. The function is part of the Audi connect package and is being rolled out in stages in selected European cities.
The Audi connect services emergency call and service come standard; the free myAudi app connects the customer's smartphone seamlessly to the car. The Audi connect key option lets the customer lock/unlock the vehicle, and start the engine using a compatible Android smartphone. The personalization, another digital feature, allows up to 14 myAudi users to store their preferred settings in individual profiles.
The pioneering functions on demand are part of the many innovations set to accompany the launch of the Audi A4. They allow customers to add on three infotainment functions flexibly as required via the myAudi app, even after purchasing the vehicle. In Germany, these are the MMI plus, the DAB+ digital radio and the Audi smartphone interface. There is a choice of various terms.
If customers would like to get to know a function first before committing themselves, they can book a one-time, one-month test phase. Customers can extend the booking even during this phase, either for a further month, a year, or permanently. If they decide not to extend the term, the booking expires automatically and without requiring active termination at the end of the term.
The new MMI features a new main unit. The third-generation modular infotainment platform MIB 3 delivers phenomenal computing power. It works with an equally new, spatially separate communication box that bundles all connectivity tasks - such as telephony or the Audi connect services - and incorporates the Wi-Fi hotspot. The optional hardware modules include the Audi phone box and the Bang & Olufsen 3D Premium Sound System in the front.
Three instrument cluster variants are available: two partially analog driver information systems and - in conjunction with the MMI plus - the all-digital Audi virtual cockpit plus. The driver can operate the 12.3-inch display with full HD resolution using the multifunction steering wheel with a choice of three views. A head-up display projects important information into the driver's direct field of view.
For the market launch three engine variants will feature a mild-hybrid system (MHEV) based on 12 volts, which reduces fuel consumption while improving comfort. This broad-based electrification makes an important contribution to achieving the fleet targets for fuel consumption.
Whether manual transmission, seven-speed S tronic or eight-speed tiptronic, whether front-wheel or quattro drive - each of the six engine variants delivers tailor-made power transmission. All A4 models come off the production line with an automatic transmission as standard.