Echoes of the new BMW 3 Series have been strongly felt in Ingolstadt, where the new A4 sedan now arriving, and Allroad Avant, and S4-performance.
Launch of new BMW 3 Series could not leave anybody indifferent. And if the Bavarian brand fans have a new topic of debate, was quite clear that premium manufacturers BMW up competition will have to rethink their plans.
The first to come to attack are those from Audi, which just showed the whole range A4 facelift official. Thus, not only for classic sedan is updated German battle of triplets, but Avant, allroad and S4.
As a general observation, we recorded the adoption of hexagonal grid, inspired by the German flagship of the Audi A8 luxury, and the adoption of bumpers us. Headlights are taken from the Audi A5, whose design was also updated recently, and the configuration stops is also new.
No dimensions were not affected by the facelift sedan and Avant versions so that now measures 4.70 m long, and the Allroad and S4, 4.72 m. Further up inside the well known Audi quality, with new colors in the upholstery, and with the new wheels. Audi offers a new design up and ignition of the new A4.
Engines now offer lower consumption by 11%, despite the increase in power and torque. Thus, 1.8-liter TFSI engine provides 170 hp and 320 Nm at an average consumption of just 5.6 l/100 km. CO2 emissions amount to 134g/km.
The 2.0-liter TDI is offered in three output versions with 136, 163 or 177 horsepower. The basic version offers an average fuel consumption of 4.2 l/100km, 134g CO2/km eliminating the atmosphere. The most powerful engine under the hood will get new versions of the Audi A4 TFSI V6 of 272 hp.
The most important use of the V6 will be to propel the S4 restive, and he updated according to the range. In this configuration, however, the engine will provide an output of 333 hp, which will translate to performance of 250 km / h, maximum speed and 5.0 seconds needed start-0-100 km / h.
The gearbox is available six-speed manual sedan and sedan models standard, equipped with front wheel drive, with the option of Multitronic continuously variable transmission. Quattro versions will be equipped with either a manual transmission or with the S tronic dual-clutch seven reports.
It seems that the premium class war resumed. After a clear declaration of war made by the Bavarian, and after very rapid response of the Audi remains to be seen how it will respond and Mercedes-Benz in one of the most successful segmenetele in Europe.