Audi India has launched the diesel version of its A4 sedan at Rs 40.20 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi). Earlier, the German luxury car manufacturer launched the petrol variant of the Audi A4 in September 2016. The A4 sedan has been the best selling product for the company. It is now up to 120 kg lighter than its predecessor due to the adoption of intelligent material mix.
Speaking on the launch Audi A4 diesel variant, Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India commented: "It is never an easy task to design a successor to a bestselling model, but that is precisely what makes the whole process so very exciting. With the all-new Audi A4 35 TDI, we are yet again setting the bar a notch higher. The all-new Audi A4 35 TDI is a groundbreaking synthesis if technology and aesthetics. The t technology available on the earlier Audi A4 has been redevloped so that it yet again defines the benchmark in the segment With a tremendous response received on A4 30 TFSI, we are now introducing A4 with a diesel which is even more powerful than the previous generation A4. Whether its efficiency, drivablity or high-class infotainment, the new Audi A4 35 TDI once again raises the bar in its segment."
Speaking of the exterior, the all-new Audi A4 borrows its design cues from the models like the TT, Q7, and the R8. In terms of dimensions, it measures 4.73 metres in length with a wheelbase of 2.82 metres, width of 1.84 metres and is 1.43 metres tall. The diesel variant the same designed as seen on the 2017 Audi A4 petrol version that includes newly designed LED headlamps, single-frame grille, sloping roofline, redesigned alloys and compact LED taillamps.
The Audi A4 comes equipped with high resolution 8 inch MMI touch with navigation, Audi Smart phone interface with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, Audi’s Virtual cockpit with 2 display, 3 spoke steering wheel with paddle shifters, automatic climate control, LED interior lighting as standard equipment and company’s Parking Aid Plus with rear view camera. In terms of safety, it comes packed with 8 airbags, traction control and ABS with EBD (Electronic brakeforce distribution).
Under the hood, the Audi A4 diesel variant is powered by a 2.0-litre TDI four-cylinder engine, which is good to churn out 187 bhp with 400 Nm of peak torque when paired with a 7-speed S tronic gearbox. This Audi can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.7 seconds with a topspeed of 237 kmph. Audi India claims an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 18.25 kmpl and is 7 percent more than the previous generation of the model.
Audi recently launched the new Audi A3 Cabriolet in the country.