Following the launch of the all-new Audi A4 last September, three variants of the sedan will be in Audi showrooms from this Friday. They are the entry-level A4 1.4 TFSI, top-of-the-range A4i 2.0 TFSI quattro as well as the A4 2.0 TFSI with a Tech Pack.
The new A4 1.4 TFSI has a retail price from RM218,900 while the A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Pack is RM273,900 (the Tech Pack is valued at RM25,000). Both variants are available with a choice of 7 exterior colours. However, a batch of cars will be available at introductory prices which are RM199,900 for the A4 1.4 TFSI and RM249,900 for the A4 2.0 TFSI with the Tech Pack. The 2.0 TFSI quattro will also have an introductory price of RM294,900. These introductory prices will apply while stocks last.
Delivery of all three variants will be from May 2017 and all variants come with a 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty.
The A4 1.4 TFSI comes with a 1.4-litre engine that develops 150 bhp/250 Nm which goes to the front wheels through a 7-speed S tronic transmission. Befitting its small capacity, this variant is claimed to be able to go 19.2 kms per litre.
On the outside, the A4 1.4 TFSI differs from the standard A4 2.0 TFSI only in the design of the alloy wheels as having xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights and halogen taillights instead of full LED lights. Inside, there are minimal differences, the most obvious being the steering wheel design.
The Tech pack features the Audi virtual cockpit, Matrix LED headlights with dynamic indicators in the front, Audi smartphone interface for Apple Carplay and Android Auto and a number of other advanced technological features which will be talking points in the car.
Under the bonnet, the A4 2.0 Tech Pack sports the same 2.0-litre engine as the previously introduced 2.0 TFSI variants, developing 190 bhp/320 Nm.
On the other end of the spectrum, the 2.0 TFSI Quattro now has an uprated TFSI engine developing 252 bhp/370 Nm of torque which goes to all four wheels via Audi’s legendary quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. Its claimed acceleration to 100 km/h is 5.8 seconds but it can still go about 17 kms per litre – if the driver can resist wanting to frequently experience the high performance.