The Audi A4 2019: Aesthetic changes, micro hybridization and V6 TDi for the S4
Although the market compass points in the SUV direction, the big European manufacturers still have a blind faith in their traditional sedans. The Audi A4 is one of the most representative samples of this sector and is reinforced in 2019 with a new model that improves in all its aspects.
The new Audi A4 is the answer of the four rings to the offensive of its compatriots with the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. To become strong the Ingolstadt also receives a more dynamic aesthetic a new technological package, microhybrid versions and the new S4 diesel with V6 TDi engine.
Audi A4 2019: More technology and less consumption
It has been a quarter of a century, five generations and more than 7.5 million units sold worldwide since the first Audi A4 was born to become one of the pillars at the base of Audi. Now, the German is updated with an intense restyling that goes beyond the simple cosmetic changes and covers all family variants.
The most important external change is the new single-frame front grille with eight sides, harder looking than in the previous version and placed in a lower position. The stamp of the A4 is emphasized with new wheel arches and a more marked waistline while the upper parts of the body remain unchanged (roof, bonnet and trunk lid).
Bearing in mind that the base is exactly the same, on the outside there will not be a notable change in the dimensions beyond what can be modified by the redesign of the bumpers, but the aesthetic is reinforced. This facelift of the Audi A4 includes new standard LED headlights with curved lighting and anti-glare function.
In option and the highest finishing will receive the Matrix LED headlamps, and also the new Advanced, S Line and Black Line finishes (only for the Avant) to reinforce the external character of the A4.
Going inside the most relevant is a MMi Touch system that has been refreshed to offer a better user experience through the rotary knob, Samsung screen of 10.1″, new graphics processors and a more configurable interface, in addition to new commands voice and services on demand with a one-month trial.
Behind the wheel we find control panels with partial digitalization, and to reach the fully digital panel consisting of a full HD 12.3″ screen will have to go through the box because it is only accessible as an option.
The electronic section of the Audi A4 2019 can also convert your Android phone into an intelligent key through the myAudi app. With it you can have 14 user profiles, car sharing services or control some of the functions.
Audi A4 2019: Motors from 136 to 347 HP
The available engines for the new Audi A4 are divided into a total of six turbocharged blocks, four of which receive micro-hybridization technology (MHEV) of 12V and hybridization is also applied to the S4 TDI …
- 30 TDI: 2.0 TDI 136 HP and 320 Nm of torque
- 35 TDI: 2.0 TDI 163 HP and 380 Nm of torque (MHEV 12V)
- 40 TDI: 2.0 TDI 190 HP and 400 Nm of torque
- 35 TFSI: 2.0 TFSI 150 HP and 270 Nm of torque (MHEV 12V)
- 40 TFSI: 2.0 TFSI 190 HP and 320 Nm of torque (MHEV 12V)
- 45 TFSI: 2.0 TFSI 245 HP and 370 Nm of torque (MHEV 12V)
The 12V soft hybrid motors on paper can save 0.3 liters per 100 km. All the engines can be associated with the S-Tronic automatic transmissions of seven connections or the Triptronic transmissions of eight, and later the six-ratio manuals, in addition to front or integral traction, but they have not yet detailed how they will be distributed.
Apart from the engines, the Audi A4 will debut new suspension settings to achieve a more refined and comfortable behavior. Optionally you can choose a sport suspension in addition to the adaptive Audi drive select suspension available for engines from 190 hp.
The Audi A4 Allroad also get on the trolley of subtle modifications and in addition to everything discussed above and its extra 35 mm in height on the suspensions, the Allroad equipped tracks that are now 6 mm wider in front and 11 mm further behind.
Audi S4 2019: Another that goes up to 48V
Diesel engines have always been an identifying feature of Audi, so this confidence has been transferred to the new Audi S4 TDI with the inclusion of a new diesel engine of six cylinders in uve that is postulated as the only V6 in the range A4. This new mechanism manages to offer 347 HP and 750 Nm of torque to launch up to 100 km / h from standing in 4.8 seconds while the maximum speed as usual is limited to 250 km / h.
The great technological incorporation of this propeller is a 48V hybridization system with a reversible alternator capable of producing up to 8 kW in reductions to power a 0.5 kW lithium-ion battery that is located in the trunk.
This battery is responsible for feeding a mechanical compressor whose operation promises a fuel savings of 0.4 liters per 100 km traveled.