Beijing Motor Show: Audi A4L

Beijing Motor Show: Audi A4L image

The Ingolstadt-based manufacturer has decided to replace the China-exclusive A4L extended wheelbase version with a completely new generation of the model.

Tailored specifically for the Chinese market, the all new A4 L is 189 inches (4.81 meters) long and boasts an 114.5-inch (2.91 m) wheelbase, which is 1.6 inches (4.0 cm) longer than the outgoing generation. With the new generation A4 having almost the same design as the predecessor, the specialists did improve specifically one aspect – weight. The new model is significantly lighter and the A4L follows – it tips the scales up to 242.5 pounds (110 kilograms) less than its predecessor. The A4L is also a standard affair when it comes to styling, being no different than its regular brethren – sporty design, while the front end will become aggressive enough once the customers opt for the optional Matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals.

The cabin boasts come changes compared to the standard-wheelbase A4: there’s a new “deluxe” automatic air conditioning system controlled with “a few buttons and dials.” There’s also a driver head-up display and the Audi virtual cockpit with its 12.3-inch screen which has “highly detailed graphics” in “brilliant high resolution and with intricately rendered effects.” There’s a Wi-Fi hotspot using the LTE standard, and the Audi smartphone interface integrates them into a specifically tailored environment. There’s also a nice 19-speaker 755-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Under the hood the A4L will be using two TFSI engines, both with a 2.0-liter displacement: 190 horsepower (140 kilowatts) and 252 hp (185 kW). The units are linked to a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission and can be optionally paired with the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive.