Audi revealed the refreshed version of its best-selling sedan, A4. The 2013 Audi A4 family includes A4 Sedan, the A4 Avant, the A4 allroad quattro and the S4.
So the changes might not be as deep as you were expecting, but this is how an Audi should look like! The new A4 gets horizontal lines at the front end, arched hood, new grille, and revised bumpers with angular air inlets. But as mentioned an uninterested eye won’t be able to tell it apart from the old A4, or indeed any other Audi saloon.
The tail lights reflect the shape of the headlights, and in combination with xenon plus have homogeneous strips of LEDs. The bumper with its diffuser insert has been redesigned, with the exhaust system always terminating in two tailpipes. There is a selection of 15 paint finishes, including four new tones. The Sedan and the Avant offer the S line exterior package, while the Avant also includes a roof spoiler.
The A4 Avant is still one of the most handsome cars in its class, and in terms of practicality it still gets up BMW and Mercedes nose. The Audi A4 Sedan and the Avant each have a length of 4.70 meters (15.42 ft), while the A4 allroad quattro and the S4 are 4.72 meters (15.49 ft) long. The wheelbases for all models are 2.81 meters (9.22 ft), and the width is 1.83 and 1.84 meters, respectively (6.0 and 6.04 ft). The height varies between 1.41 and 1.50 meters (4.63 and 4.92 ft) depending on the body version.
The new generation A4 is offered with a wide range of engines and drivetrains. There is the 2.0 TDI with 100 kW, 120 kW or 130 kW with quattro drive, but there is also three other four-cylinder diesel engines are available – with 88 kW (120 hp), 105 kW (143 hp) and 130 kW (177 hp).
TSI petrol family include a 1.8 liter with a power output of 125 kW (170 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque. There is also an entry-level version of it with 88 kW (120 hp). The 3.0 liter TFSI is available in two variants. In the Audi A4 the V6, to follow a bit later, affords 200 kW (272 hp). In the sporty Audi S4 top model its power is an impressive 245 kW (333 hp).
A six-speed manual transmission is standard on the Sedan and Avant models with front-wheel drive; most variants offer continuously variable multitronic as an option. The quattro permanent all-wheel drive is standard on the Audi A4 allroad quattro, and available in the Sedan and Avant from the 2.0 TDI with 105 kW (143 hp).
The Audi A4 Sedan’s luggage compartment still has its 480-liter capacity – 962 liters with the rear seats folded down (16.95 and 33.97 cubic ft). The A4 Avant and the A4 allroad quattro have 490 and 1,430 liters, respectively (17.30 and 50.50 cubic ft), with Audi offering an optional electrically operated tailgate for both models.
The S4, the favorite car of business boys, come with sporty features like 18-inch wheels or the optional 19-inch wheels and an S line sport suspension that lowers the body by 30 millimeters (1.18 in) complete the package. Audi exclusive and Audi exclusive line offer further individualized options. The interior of the S line sport package comes in black, refined with high-quality applications.
Engine-wise, it gets the 3.0 TFSI with 245 kW (333 hp) and 440 Nm (324.53 lb-ft) torque.
The updated interior on all models are upgraded. The steering arm and the ignition key have been modified. High-gloss applications and the slender chrome trim at the controls add elegance to the interior. Sporty models come with a wide selection of new steering wheels with chrome and high-gloss inlays, with the leather sport steering wheel also featuring a flattened lower rim.
The MMI navigation plus system now features four instead of eight buttons, with a script function integrated in the volume control dial. Other improvements concern operation of the automatic transmission, the efficient air conditioning systems, Audi drive select and the multifunction steering wheel. The seat heating and air conditioning are now directly operated at the respective buttons.
As always the A4 series are loaded with equipments even in the base model. The chorus CD radio with eight speakers is standard, while the MMI navigation plus system with large hard disk, color monitor, 3D graphics and DVD player forms the top of the line. Voice control and the optional digital audio broadcasting are further improvements to the system.
You can also specify Bluetooth compatibility for the MMI system, as well as other new connectivity services such as as voice-controlled Google searches, Google Street View. Audi online traffic information, WLAN hotspot, and so on.
Pricing for the new A4 family starts at 35,425 euros, which is 475 euro more expensive than the last ModelYear.