Entering its fifth generation, the styling of the new A4 is familiar, with Audi opting to keep similar body lines to its predecessor. The big news is that the 2016 Audi A4 will weigh up to 264 lbs less, depending on trim and engine. The German automaker also revealed that the model has a best-in-class drag coefficient of 0.23 – that’s better than the Tesla Model S (0.24) and the current Toyota Prius (0.25).
While the exterior didn’t receive drastic changes, Audi did revamp the interior to be more luxurious and packed with the latest technology. The company has moved the infotainment controls to be closer to the center console and of course there’s the latest version of Audi’s MMI interface with navigation, touch capability, LTE connectivity and WiFi in a 8.3-inch color display.
Although Audi didn’t confirm which powerplants are heading to the U.S., it did say that the 2016 Audi A4 will launch with three gasoline and four diesel engines in Europe. The A4 2.0 TDI will have 150 hp while the 2.0 TFSI sports 190 hp.
The 2.0T model that’s likely to arrive in the US-market A4 makes 252 hp and 273 l-ft of torque from 1600 to 4500 rpm and can hit 62 mph in just 5.8 seconds.
There will also be two six-cylinder TDI mills with up to 272 hp. Transmission options include a six-speed manual, seven-gear S tronic (also available for front-wheel drive) and the eight-speed tiptronic has been updated.
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