The all-new Audi A4 is one of the most important cars debuting at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show and the automaker has released a new mega photo gallery to make sure we don’t forget that.
It may not look like an all-new model because of Audi designers’ overly conservative approach, but the car is completely new under the skin. The latest Audi A4 is up to 120 kg (264.6 lbs) lighter than its predecessor, despite having a bigger footprint: it is 4.73 meters (15.5 ft) long and has a wheelbase of 2.82 meters (9.3 ft).
Audi says the A4 Avant has the biggest boot volume in its class at 1,510 liters (53.3 cu-ft) with the rear seats folded down and loaded to the roof (505 liters or 17.8 cu-ft with all five seats in use). The all-new A4 is also said to boast the best-in-class drag coefficient of just 0.23 (0.26 for the Avant).
The 2016 Audi A4 gets the second-generation modular infotainment platform, which in combination with the MMI Navigation Plus gives customers the Audi connect hardware module, which connects to the Internet via the high-speed LTE network.
Other new technologies making their first appearance in the Audi A4 include the Matrix LED headlights, adaptive cruise control Stop&Go including traffic jam assist, Audi virtual cockpit and 3D Sound System from Bang & Olufsen.
At launch, engine options in Germany will include four- and six-cylinder diesel and petrol units with outputs ranging from 150PS to 272PS – but that’s before S and RS models are taken into account. There are four TDI diesels and three TFSI gas engines mated to six-speed manual, seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch or eight-speed automatic transmissions.
The most efficient A4 is the 150PS TDI Ultra sedan, which emits just of 95 g/CO2 per kilometer. An important addition to the range is the new 2.0 TFSI unit rated at 190PS which averages 4.8 l/100km (49.0 mpg US) and emits 109g/km of CO2.
When it arrives in the US, the all-new Audi A4 will offer a diesel for the first time in this market: a 2.0-liter TDI unit rated at 190hp and 295lb-ft (400Nm) of torque.