The latest Audi A4 arrived on the Indian shores last October 2016. However, the new A4 was only available in the Petrol variant at launch, offering a 30 TFSU 1.4 liter Turbo Petrol Engine that makes 150PS of power and 250NM of peak torque. Audi promised a Diesel variant of the A4 soon and the 35 TDI promptly followed its Petrol, cousin, if February of 2017.
Since its launch, the A4 has been turning heads and giving tough competition to other luxury sedans in its price bracket. The refined A4 retains the contemporary Audi styling, albeit making it even more appealing than the previous iteration, which in itself is an achievement given the suave looks of the previous A4. The A4 now sports a hexagonal front grille and headlights with dual DRLs and sweeping LED turn indicators which make it look more modish and aggressive than ever before. The interiors boast of the highest quality materials in its segment and everything feels solid to touch.
More Powerful than the Petrol
But the biggest change under the hood in the New A4 TDI is, of course, the new 1968cc 4 Cylinder Direct-Injection Turbo Charged DOHC engine. The name of the tech itself is a mouthful if you ask us. The engine is significantly more powerful than the Petrol, producing 190PS of power and a massive 400NM of torque. The Audi A4 TDI is a front wheel drive car and the engine is mated to a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. While you will hear a slight clatter typical of Diesel engines while idling but the engine noise disappears completely once you are on the move, such are the refinement levels of this new TDI.
Read More: Audi A4 – The Charming Mobile
The more fun part, however, is the sheer amount of torque and power the new Audi A4 generates. Past the 2000 RPM mark, you can feel the G-force pushing you back into the seat. The fun continues straight up to the 5000 RPM redline of this engine, making overtaking on the highways, a breeze.
|Price (Ex-Gurgaon)||Starts at Rs. 41.47 Lakhs|
|Max Power (PS)||190|
|Max Torque (NM)||400|
The Joy of Driving with S Tronic Dual Clutch Transmission
The new Audi A4’s transmission is certainly the icing on the cake. The automatic gearbox effects seamless shifts and the paddle shifters require minimal driver input to get, set and go. The Audi A4 Diesel also offers Comfort and Dynamic driving modes which work best when used for their respective driving conditions. The Comfort mode calms down the engine and is ideal for ambling around the town or navigating heavy traffic, the engine response is effortless yet non-aggressive.
On the flip side, the Dynamic mode makes the A4 eager as a hungry child to go after the candy. The company claims a 0-100 Kmph in 7.7 seconds, which is mighty impressive for a sedan in this class. The new transmission also increases the fuel efficiency of Audi A4 with the company claiming an average of 18.25 kilometers per liter. You can realistically expect an average of 16 Kmpl under ideal driving conditions from the car.
Read More: Audi A4 Price in Gurgaon – Affordable Luxury
Add to that the impressive suspension set up of the new Audi A4, which does a great job of soaking bumps and potholes along the way and the well-contained body roll, and you have a car which fills quick and sporty to drive around in the city. The steering wheel is also light and stable giving you the age-old reassurance of driving a German car when at high speeds.
As always, the A4 comes with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit offers a fascinating mix of navigation and infotainment features, and the A4 now gets the touchpad rotary dial from its bigger siblings.
Book Audi A4 Test Drive in Gurgaon
Looking for a new car to satiate your adrenaline rush? The all-new Audi A4 might just be the thing you are looking for, call us at Audi Gurgaon or visit the showroom to test drive Audi A4 in Gurgaon and NCR.