What’s new in Audi’s elite line-up? Take a look at the Audi A4 2.0 TDI , and you will see how a fuel efficient mid-size automobile really should drive.
Comfort is something of an open book. The definition of comfort will differ between individuals, but when one can plant one’s bottom, whether fat or slim, on a car seat that is happy to take the differing weights without showing signs of stress then you know you are seated in a well made vehicle. I’m not saying I’ve got a fat bum, but when you see a bloke the size of a house happily entering his Audi A4 and sitting down comfortably then you just know, deep down without a doubt, that Audi make some of the best automotive seats. The Audi A4 2.0 TDI is easy to enter as the doors open wide, giving plenty of space to slip into the cabin area. Leg room in the rear isn’t tight for long legs, and the seats are sumptuous to sit in – the balance between support and softness is excellent. The new Audi A4 is wider and longer than both its main 3 Series and C-Class competitors. This means much more rear legroom than both it rivals, and with 480 litres of boot space, the Merc and Beemer rivals are left wanting again.
When underway, the cabin remains well muted to engine and road noise. The build quality is impeccable, evident in the way the trim is perfectly fitted together without squeaks and rattles. Audi have some of the best materials in use inside their cabins, and the colours and textures are stunning. A stunning dash, instrumentation and switchgear design make the A4 one of the prettiest interior displays. The Audi A4 2.0 TDI feels very tight and together on the road. A solid feel behind the wheel relays confident vibes back to the driver. Bumps in the road are soaked up wonderfully well with the Audi A4 2.0 TDI-e having a comfortable suspension which is taut enough for handling a quick jaunt down your favourite twisting piece if road at pace.
You will find the Audi A4 2.0 TDI offers plenty of excellent standard features. In addition, Audi offers a wide range of extra cost options for the A4. Surveys have shown that around 40 per cent of Audi A4s, in Europe, are sold with the optional Bang & Olufsen sound system and the highly regarded Audi SatNav system. Expect to find the Audi A4 2.0 TDI e kitted with three-zone climate control, multifunction steering wheel and on-board driver information computer, 17-inch alloy road wheels, a 180-Watt, 10-speaker Audi sound system, split/folding rear seats with automatic boot opening, automatic windscreen wipers and automatic headlights, rear parking sensors, daytime running lights (LED R8 style are an option), electronic stability programme, front and rear foglights, alarm, aluminium interior trim detailing and electrically-operated windows and door mirrors.
Each Audi A4 brings the latest technological advancements to the fore. Not only are the Audi A4 bodies extremely strong with high rigidity but all the engines are Euro-5 com-pliant; all the petrol engines are direct injection; all the diesel units are common-rail; and all the four-cylinder diesel units are turbocharged. Under the hood of the Audi A4 2.0 TDI lies a four-cylinder engine with huge improvement. Indeed, it bears no comparison with the previous VW 2.0-litre TDI unit. It is turbocharged and superbly refined, with no rattles and no callousness throughout its entire rev range. With 105 kW and 320 Nm of torque from as low as 1750 rpm, the engine pulls with effortless verve. Apply the right foot heavily, and the Audi A4 2.0 TDI never feels short of breath and remains refined, responsive and flexible. The Audi A4 2.0 TDI e has a top speed of 214 km/h, and 0-100 km/h is covered in a swift 9.4 seconds. A combined fuel economy is stated as being around 51.3 mpg or 18 km/litre – although driving styles can alter this a bit. The Audi A4 2.0 TDI has a 2.0-litre engine which is mated with a slick six-speed manual transmission which blends performance and relaxed touring perfectly.
Safety at Audi is as good as it gets. The A4 tested last year in the Euro NCAP crash tests proved the Audi A4 to be worthy of a five star result. Featuring front seatbelt pretensioners, front seatbelt load limiters, a driver’s front airbag, a front passenger airbag, side body airbags, side head airbags and a driver’s knee airbag provides superior automotive safety. Adaptive airbags and seatbelts tailor the timing and the degree of restraint to suit the size of the occupant and the severity of the impact. There is also a host of brilliant active safety features as well.
Looking superb and classy from any angle, the new Audi A4 2.0 TDI has a glorious shape that has a special status that not even the BMW and Mercedes can replicate. The Audi A4 2.0 TDI e is a beautiful drive.
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