2012 Audi A4
Audi has officially introduced the new 2012 A4 facelift including A4 Sedan, the A4 Avant, the A4 Allroad Quattro and the S4.
The car comes with completely new exterior featuring a new front fascia with a new grille, new headlights and different front hood. Out back, there is a new diffuser, new taillights and a dual exhaust system. The sport package – S line comes with a lowered suspension and 18" alloy wheels as you may order 19".
The modifications have changed the dimensions only by a few millimeters. The A4 Sedan and the Avant each have a length of 4 700 mm, while the A4 allroad quattro and the S4 are 4 720 mm long. The wheelbases for all models are 2 810 mm, and the width is 1 830 mm and 1 840 mm, respectively. The height varies between 1 410 mm and 1 500 mm depending on the body version.
There is a selection of 15 paint finishes, including four new tones. The Sedan and the Avant offer the S line exterior package, while the Avant also includes a roof spoiler.
The interior boasts a selection of new steering wheels with chrome and high-gloss inlays. The steering arm and the ignition key have been modified. High-gloss applications and the slender chrome trim at the controls add elegance to the interior. There are also some changes to the MMI Navigation Plus. Improvements are made to the automatic transmission, the efficient air conditioning systems, Audi drive select and the multifunction steering wheel. The seat heating and air conditioning are now directly operated at the respective buttons. The interior of the S line sport package comes in black, refined with high-quality applications.
The engine range includes 2.0 liter TDI with either 136PS (100 kW) or 163PS (120 kW). In addition, three other four-cylinder diesel engines are available – with 120PS (88 kW), 143PS (105 kW) and 177PS (130 kW). The mighty V6 3.0 TDI develops either 204PS (150 kW) or 245PS (180kW). All engines are improved to bring better fuel efficiency ranging from 4.2 liters to 4.8 liters of fuel per 100 km.
The new 1.8 liter TFSI delivers 170PS (125 kW) and 320Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. You can also opt for a 1.8 TFSI with 120PS (88 kW) or a 2.0 liter TFSI with 211PS (155 kW). The 3.0 liter variant delivers 272PS (200 kW). The average consumption in the A4 Sedan is limited to 5.6 liters per 100 km.
The top-of-range S4 comes with the same supercharged 3.0-liter TFSI V6 with 333 PS (245 kW) and 440Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque. 0 to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The fuel efficiency is very nice for such performance – 8.0 litres per 100 km.
The modified Audi S4 is identifiable from the changes to the headlights, the bumpers, the air inlets and colors. The interior also contains subtle changes in appearance. The S sport suspension and 18" wheels featured on the S4 deliver outstanding road grip.
All A4 variants roll off the assembly line on elegant aluminum wheels. Depending on the engine version, they are 16" or 17" in size. The tires are with optimized rolling resistance belong to the 205/60 and 225/50 series. The A4 3.0 TFSI has 18" wheels with 245/40 R18 series tires. The line of options ranges to 19" with 255/35 R19 series tires. Four of the 18" wheels are new designs. The A4 allroad quattro offers four independent designs.
2012 Audi A4 A4 2.0 TFSI is priced from just 35 425 EURO.