Audi India has added the new-generation diesel version to its highly popular sedan A4. Priced at Rs 40.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the new Audi A4 35 TDI shares its design and features with its petrol counterpart. Power for the 2017 Audi A4 diesel comes from a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder TDI diesel engine, which is already used for several Volkswagen cars. This motor, with a 7-speed S Tronic automatic transmission, generates 190bhp and 400Nm of torque. The sedan is supported by front wheel drivetrain system.
Commenting on the launch, Mr Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India, said, ”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 35TDI, we are yet again setting the bar a notch higher. The all-new Audi A4 35 TDI is a groundbreaking synthesis of technology and aesthetics. The technology available on the earlier Audi A4 has been redeveloped so that it yet again defines the benchmark in the segment. With a tremendous response received on A4 30 TFSI, we are now introducing the A4 with a diesel engine which is even more powerful than the previous generation A4. Whether its efficiency, drivability or high-class infotainment, the new Audi A4 35 TDI once again raises the bar in its segment.”
Compared to its predecessor, the 2017 Audi A4 35 TDI is claimed to be 7% more powerful and fuel efficient. The updated model has shed off up to 120kg weight, thanks to its intelligent material mix. This also aids to the fuel efficiency of the sedan. Now, it delivers a fuel economy of 18.25kmpl (ARAI certified). Sitting on VW’s modular MLB platform, the 2017 Audi A4 diesel can achieve 0-100kmph in 7.7 seconds, while attaining a top speed of 237kmph. Audi offers the new A4 diesel with four driving options – Comfort, Auto, Dynamic and Individual. Read – Audi Q8 SUV Concept Unveiled – Pictures & Details
The 2017 Audi A4 diesel carries athletic proportions, and features LED headlights with rear dynamic turn indicators. The sedan runs on 17-inch Tornado design alloy wheels and 225/50 R1794Y tyres. Interior, too, hosts a range of advanced technologies including Audi Virtual cockpit (instead of instrument cluster), new Audi MMI display and Audi Smartphone Interface. The car also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifter, natural-language voice control, 180 watt Audi 10-speaker audio system etc.
Audi has also redesigned the five-link front and rear suspension setup of the car. This improves its comfort and dumping performance as well. Safety features such as 8 airbags, ABS with EBD with traction control and Audi parking aid Plus with rear view camera are also on offer. Check Out – 2017 Audi Q5 – Picture Gallery