More powerful, more efficient, more intelligent: the new Audi A4 makes its debut at the Singapore Motorshow 2016. The new car features numerous premium technologies which set higher benchmarks for their class. Elegant design blends with an innovative control concept, and lightweight construction meets new, efficient drivetrain solutions. The new Audi A4 is ahead of its peers in terms of infotainment and assistance systems.
The Audi A4 is launched in Singapore with a new 1.4 TFSI engine, keeping in line with the brand’s right-sizing strategy. Located longitudinally, the compact motor features the hallmark innovations of Audi, including direct fuel injection and Audi valvelift system. Paired with the 7-speed S tronic transmission, the new Audi A4 is nearly 16 per cent more fuel efficient and emits 15 per cent less CO2 in the combined test cycle.
At 4.73 metres long and with a wheelbase of 2.82 metres – the new Audi A4 has a confident stance on the road. A prominent horizontal line on the front and rear emphasises the car’s width. The flowing design with concise lines communicates the sporty elegance of the brand. The Singleframe grille is wide and low; the standard LED headlights (including dynamic indicators in the rear) make technology a visual trademark.
Up to 120 kilograms lighter
Compared with the previous model, the car’s dimensions have grown but its weight has been reduced significantly – by up to 120 kilograms, depending on the engine. In Singapore, the weight saving is 95kg over the outgoing model.
The body of the new Audi models is one of the lightest in its class thanks to an intelligent material mix and lightweight construction.
The Audi A4 is a leader in its class also in terms of noise levels. All occupants enjoy generous space; the smooth lines emphasise the width of the interior. The front of the dashboard features a broad band of air outlets and a large decorative surface. At night, optional discreet contour lighting illuminates the doors and the central console. The quality of workmanship is uncompromisingly high. Colours and materials follow a new line concept allowing customers even more freedom during configuration.
Information and fascination: the Audi virtual cockpit and the MMI
The focus here is on two innovations. The optional Audi virtual cockpit, a fully digital combination instrument, features a 12.3-inch LCD screen that displays the most important information in brilliant high-resolution graphics, with great detail and sophisticated effects.
The MMI control concept in the centre console is also a newly designed feature and acts as the main control element. The top-end infotainment system, MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and a large 8.3-inch monitor, has a touchpad in the rotary controller to zoom in and out and to enter characters. The entire MMI control logic is similar to that of a smartphone and includes an intelligent free-text search function. The new, more natural, voice-control system also understands input in normal everyday language, such as “I want to call John Tan.”
Concentrated computing power
MMI navigation plus is backed by the computing power of the second-generation modular infotainment platform, which allows Audi to bring consumer electronics innovations into the vehicle quickly.
The Audi smartphone interface is a new standard feature for Singapore. It supports Apple CarPlay and displays smartphone contact and information such as navigation mapping on the MMI screen. The Android interface is expected to be released in Singapore at a later date. For discerning hi-fi fans, the Bang & Olufsen Sound System with innovative 3D sound is available, which introduces the additional dimension of height. The new Audi tablet can also be used as flexible rear seat entertainment.
The handling of the new A4 makes a great leap forward. The suspension and steering filter out disturbances such as an uneven road surface, but communicate to the driver important information such as increases in lateral forces and tracking. This performance is based on the redeveloped five-link axles and the electromechanical power steering. They lay the foundation for dynamic handling and first-class ride comfort while also reducing fuel consumption. Additional options are dynamic steering, which varies its ratio according to the car’s speed and the steering angle, and suspension with adjustable shock absorbers with which the driver can, for the first time, select between two settings: sports or comfort.
Widest range in its class: driver assistance and safety systems
The Audi A4 Sedan sets the benchmark in its class with numerous driver assistance systems. Audi active lane assist helps them to stay in lane and the Stop&Go adaptive cruise control eases driving on the motorway.
At launch, Audi Singapore is offering the following variants:
Recommended retail prices are inclusive of COE and CEVS rebates.