On 3rd May, 2012, Audi launched its astonishing revamped Audi A4 model in the Indian auto market. Audi has snatched the spot from Mercedes to emerge as the second best luxury car maker in the Indian luxury market after BMW. The early and unexpected launch of the premium sedan was due to the fact that company wanted to capitalize on the present market that could have been taken away by the upcoming BMW 3 series which is new and fresh.
Nevertheless, the revamped Audi A4 has got cosmetic upgrades in the exterior as well as in the interiors. A slightly bigger in dimensions compared to its predecessor, Audi A4 has got similar upgrades to Audi A5 having aggressive headlamps with day time running LEDs, new front and rear bumpers, more stylish tail lamps with LED strips and 6-point grill to name a few. The synonym of luxury, Audi has introduced first time in India a vehicle with fully integrated Audi Car Life – Audi Extended Warranty, Audi Sure (vehicle parts coverage), Audi Top Assist, Audi Insurance and Audi service plan (3 years no hassle experience).
Loaded with features, the new Audi A4 2012 will be locking horns with BMW 3 series, Mercedes Benz C Class, Volvo S60, BMW X1, Skoda Superb and Honda Accord.
Engine, Specifications & Performance:-
Audi A4 is offered with three engine options 1.8-litre TFSI, 2.0 TDI and 3.0 TDI. The 1.8 litre TFSI petrol engine belts out 170 bhp of top power between 4500 to 6200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 1500 to 4500 rpm. The 2.0 litre TDI engine pumps out 143 bhp of max power at 4200 rpm and 320 Nm of ultimate torque at 1750 – 2500 rpm. Both the engines supply power to the front wheels and are mated to Multitronic gearbox.
The highest capacity 3.0 litre TDI engine churns 245 bhp of top power at 4000 – 4400 rpm and 500 NM of peak torque 1500 – 3000 rpm. Linked to a 7 speed S Tronic transmission, the powerful engine feeds power to the wheels via Audi’s Quattro Permanent All Wheel Drive.
The petrol power-mill sprints from 0-100 kmph in mere 8.6 seconds while the 2.0 litre diesel A4 covers the same slot in 7.5 seconds with a top speed of 250 kmph.
The new Audi A4 sedan is artistically crafted with dignity and the effort is evident from its exotic looks. The xenon headlamps of the car are one of the eye-catchy factors. The aggressive headlamps feature high and low beams daytime running LED lights strip. The elegancy of the car continues with the adorable cast aluminum 5 spoke alloy wheels, moreover, the sunroof of Audi A4 fills the ambience with nature. The rear twin chrome trimmed exhausts add on the overall sporty appearance of this compact sedan. The 6-point grill, new rear and front bumper and refurbished tail lamps with LED strip are the exciting new features.
The luxurious feel innocently slips inside the cabin as well with everything effortlessly spot on. Top quality material is employed and coupled with high quality trimming, the A4 sedan cockpit is the one which won’t let you go without praising it. The capacious interiors of the car avails fabulous driving experience to the passengers, thereby availing sufficient head-room, leg-room and shoulder space, in both front and rear cabins. In addition, the interiors of Audi A4 include; center console trimmed with alloy, alloy trim on dash-board and doors, comfortable steering wheel mated with leather upholstery, leather trim on shift knob, front and rear floor mats etc.
Comfort and Convenience:-
Audi A4 2012 is fully loaded with comfort and convenience features including Adaptive cruise control, Front console with storage, Front cup-holders, Overhead console with storage, Remote trunk release, Rear acoustic parking sensors, power steering, Multi functional steering wheel, Automatic climate controls, Cargo space light, Center console equipped with multimedia display, Memorized settings (3 driver) for driver’s seat, fully integrated Audi Car Life – Audi Extended Warranty, Audi Sure (vehicle parts coverage), Audi Insurance, Audi Top Assist and Audi service plan (3 years no hassle experience), etc.
Awe-inspiring Audi A4 2012 is one of the safest luxury saloons available in India. The car comes equipped with a set of standard and advanced safety features like; Anti-lock Braking System with EBD, Front and rear head airbags, Dual front side-mounted airbags, Child seat anchors, Remote anti-theft alarm system, Emergency braking assist, Engine immobilizer, Stability control, Traction control, Tire pressure monitoring, Pre-collision safety system, Post-collision safety system etc.
The new Audi A4 sedan 2012 promises to give 10 per cent better mileage than the existing one. The petrol trim delivers impressive 15.64 kmpl figures while the 2.0 litre diesel trim returns with 16.55 kmpl numbers.
The revamped Audi A4 sedan is tagged in the price bracket of Rs 27.33 lakhs to Rs 38 lakhs (Ex-showroom Maharashtra).
Audi A4’s looks have been kept intact which can be its drawback seeing the competition heating up with BMW 3 Series scheduled to be launched shortly in the Indian auto market. Unconventional standard control layout of Audi A4 2012 requires time to become familiar with.
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