The company Audi has officially unveiled family A4 (sedan and wagon) of the new generation. The novelty was noticeably lighter than its predecessor, depending on the modification of the mass of the model decreased by 120 kilograms.
Weight decreased in several elements of the model. For example, the body was on the 15 kilograms lighter than before, the wiring and the battery – six kilograms, armchairs – nine kilograms, transmission – 16 kgs, the differential – per kilogram, electromechanical power steering – three and a half kilos and brakes – five kilograms.
In the next-generation Audi A4 front and five-link rear suspension set new, upper arms which are connected to the body parts to ensure optimum rigidity (first was on a double-wishbone front and mnogoryichazhka rear). All levers and wheel bearings are made of aluminum. Plus, the model has monotube dampers and stabilizers are thin-walled high-strength.
In addition, the A4 will be available for the adjustable dampers. Their individual characteristics vary depending on road conditions, as well as the longitudinal and lateral acceleration, information about which is going to be responsible for the work of the suspension module. For A4 are two types of adjustable dampers: normal and sport. In the first case, the ground clearance by 10 millimeters model is less, and the second – by 23 millimeters compared to machines with standard monotube dampers.
Overall length of the new generation A4 sedan is 4726 millimeters, width – 1842 mm, and height – 1427 millimeters. Wheelbase model is 2820 millimeters. Compared with the predecessor model it was 25 millimeters long and 16 millimeters wide. The height remains the same, while the wheelbase stretched by 12 millimeters. Touring sedan is shorter than one millimeter, but seven millimeters above. Other dimensions are identical to the representatives of the family.
At the time-to-market model will be offered with three petrol and four diesel engines. The first performance supercharged 1.4 unit capacity of 150 hp, and two two-liter engine, the return of which is 252 and 190 horsepower. Four-wheel drive A4 sedan with the most powerful petrol engine accelerates from zero to hundred kilometers per hour in 5.8 seconds.
The range of diesel units consists of two-liter “fours”, issuing 150 (320 Nm) and 190 (400 Nm ) horsepower, and a pair of six-cylinder engine displacement of three liters. Recent develops 218 forces and 400 Nm or 272 power and 600 Nm. With the most powerful engine in the “heavy fuel” A4 sedan accelerates to “hundreds” of 5.3 seconds after the start.
Plus, there was a modification in A4 working on synthetic methane – g-tron. It is equipped with 170-horsepower two-liter turbo engine. Gas cylinders are placed in the rear. They can be stored up to 19 kilograms of gas under pressure 200 bar. Gas consumption for this version is less than four kilograms per 100 kilometers. The machine is equipped with a still tank of gasoline, which is used when the cylinders is less than 0.6 kilograms of gas.
The list of standard equipment includes A4 warning system possible collision front, the function of tracking the status of the driver, climate control, MMI multimedia system with eight speakers, a seven-inch display, USB-port, Bluetooth-protocol and voice control, and Xenon headlamps.
For a fee, customers can get the adaptive cruise control, digital dashboard with 12.3-inch LCD screen in place of analog devices, projection display, audio system Bang & amp; Olufsen, a system that changes the work of some elements of the car (engine response to the accelerator pedal, gear boxes, and so on) Audi drive select, as well as dot-matrix LED headlamps.
Sales model, which as always will offered with front- or all-wheel drive, will begin in Germany in the autumn – after the public display models at the Motor Show in Frankfurt in September.