The all-new Audi A4 (B9) has been awarded with a five-star rating in the latest Euro NCAP crash test.
It’s no surprise the premium sedan from Ingolstadt achieved this result and it also grabbed the “Euro NCAP advanced” special award thanks to its standard multicollision brake assist system and also due to its optional Audi pre sense basic system. The former automatically applies the brakes in case of an accident while the latter tightens the seatbelts, closes the windows and the sunroof prior to a crash.
The new A4 comes with a standard pre sense city system which is basically an anticipatory warning and emergency braking function that works at speeds of up to 52.8 mph (85 km/h) to check whether there are other cars and/or pedestrians in the car’s path. If a risk of collision is detected, the driver will first receive visual and acoustic warnings, followed by a jolt of the brakes and if necessary, the automatic emergency braking will kick in.
At an additional cost, buyers can order the new A4 with a collision avoidance assist system which will help the person behind the wheel drive around an obstacle. There’s also a turn assist system that monitors the oncoming traffic when turning across the flow of traffic at low speeds and if a danger is detected, the car will automatically brake and come to a full stop if necessary to avoid a collision. Moreover, an exit warning system will activate red LEDs to warn those inside the cabin whenever it’s dangerous to open the doors.
Getting back to the crash test result, Euro NCAP used a 2.0 TDI S tronic model in left-hand drive configuration and the car scored 90% in adult occupant protection with 34.5 points and 87% with 43 points in child occupant protection. As for pedestrian protection, this one stands at 75% with 27.4 points while in the Safety Assist category the A4 scored 75% by earning 9.9 points.