AUDI drastically revises the A4 with an abundance of technology and style
 
AUDI drastically revises the A4 with an abundance of technology and style
sep 25, 2015

AUDI drastically revises the A4 with an abundance of technology and style

AUDI drastically revises the A4 with an abundance of technology and style
all images courtesy of AUDI

 

 

 

 

the next generation AUDI ‘A4’ is a synthesis of technology and aesthetics on four wheels. 90% of all the components in the sedan have been redeveloped so that it can define higher benchmarks in the segment. during the development, a high priority was placed on fuel consumption. a good example of the changes in the aerodynamics. the ‘A4’ sedan has very effective 0.23 drag coefficient. combined with the most advanced ‘TDI’ (four and six cylinders) engines. these units have newly developed combustion methods that set standards for fuel consumption and performance.  compared with previous models, the car’s dimensions have grown but its weight has been reduced significantly: – up to 120 kilograms. this makes great leaps in driving dynamics, with sporty performance, but with a focus on comfort at the same time. 

audi-a4-sedan-designboom-14the ‘A4’ through the italian country side

 

 

 

designboom drove the AUDI ‘A4’ through the prosecco region, north of venice, and noticed that its long and wide wheelbase manages the car to grip the road like a champion. prominent horizontal lines on the front and rear emphasize the car’s width. the flowing design with concise lines communicates the sporty elegance of the brand. of course, the single frame grille with LED and ‘matrix LED’ technology makes the car instantly recognizable as an AUDI. inside, the car maker places a serious emphasis on their virtual cockpit and the ’MMI’. the virtual cockpit is a fully digital combination instrument which features a 12.3 inch LCD screen that displays the most important information in high resolution.

audi-a4-sedan-designboom-15sporty handling with a focus on comfort

 

 

 

the ‘MMI’ controls in the center console act as the main hub of the car. the infotainment system is an 8.3-inch monitor with a corresponding touch pad in the rotary controller to zoom in and out and to enter characters. the whole system is similar to that of a smartphone and includes an intelligent free-text search function to help type. it integrates iOS and android phones into the environment and enables wireless charging to keep batteries full. AUDI has asked bang and olufsen to outfit the ‘A4’ with 19 speakers to create an innovative 3D sound to fill the cabin. be sure to take a test drive of the AUDI ‘A4’ in fall 2015 to enjoy the higher benchmarks that it sets for the sedan market.

audi-a4-sedan-designboom-17designboom test drove the AUDI ‘A4’ through italy

 audi-a4-sedan-designboom-16the light body weight is reduced by up to 15 kilograms

audi-a4-sedan-designboom-06the sedan will be available with ‘s tronic’, ‘tiptronic’ and manual transmission

audi-a4-sedan-designboom-08LED headlights and matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn indicators

audi-a4-sedan-designboom-09the cars come in either front-wheel drive or quattro drive with wheel-selective torque control

audi-a4-sedan-designboom-10the AUDI virtual cockpit and the ‘MMI’ dashboard controls

audi-a4-sedan-designboom-11 the larger cockpit has more leg and head roomaudi-a4-sedan-designboom-12aeroacoustics ensure peace and quiet on board

audi-a4-sedan-designboom-13the ‘TFSI’ engine 

audi-a4-sedan-designboom-03the ‘A4’ in venice  

 

  • Hey this is not exactly drastic, would you say? It looks like a carbon copy of the outgoing model…

    TJ
  • It seems when companies designs come close to the top of design appeal ..they turn conservative?! It still looks like an AUDI but also like an older Honda.. or some ’rounded topped’ design. I can’t place it exactly, but it looks generic to me. Maybe that is why Peter Schreyer left for KIA.

    Jim

    jimCan

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