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The new A4 -Better than ever?

The new A4. What,When and why? The Audi A4 has been around since the mid-1990s, when it replaced the earlier Audi 80 as the company’s mid-size executive saloon. Since its launch, however, it’s been subject to continuous improvements, with four major versions released to date. The A4 is Audi’s best-selling car. Buyers looking for new Audi car deals will be excited to learn that a new A4 is being launched later this year. This is a fiercely competitive sector of the market with new versions of the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes C-Class already on sale, and the all-new Jaguar XE coming soon to add further competition. It’s therefore important for Audi to keep up with developments so it doesn’t get left behind.

New Engines

One of the major changes to the new Audi A4 deals with its engines. A choice of 1.4, 1.8 and 2.0 litre TFSI petrol engines will be available, some of which use a clever cylinder shutdown technology to save fuel. The car will run on just two cylinders when under light load, with the others kicking in only as more power is needed. There will also be 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel versions available and a plug-in hybrid using the same technology as the Audi A3 e-tron and capable of running for around 30 miles just on battery power. Economy will be further enhanced by six-speed manual and nine-speed automatic gearboxes along with a stop-start system and brake energy recovery. The old model’s CVT Multitronic gearbox will be dropped. The new A4 will be front-wheel drive as standard, with Audi’s Quattro 4x4 system available as an option. People looking for new Audi car deals will therefore have plenty of options to choose from.

How Does It Compete?

In the past keen drivers will have opted for the BMW 3-Series, but the new A4 aims to close the gap in terms of its driver appeal. It’s built on a new steel and aluminium platform to make it lighter and has improved steering for better feedback and feel. A redesigned suspension should add to the driving experience too. As an added bonus, the reduced weight will of course help boost fuel economy too. If you wanted luxury, you would in the past have probably gone for the Mercedes. Again, Audi is stepping up to the plate. The company has always had a good fit and finish in its cabins, but if you’re looking for new Audi A4 deals, you’ll find new digital displays as seen in the latest TT. The new A4 will also have Audi’s MMI infotainment system, which can be controlled by a combination of touchpad and voice commands. Saloons will be launched first, with Avant estate versions due soon after. Convertible and Sportback versions are expected to be launched in 2016. It’s rare to get new Audi car discounts on the latest model. However, with a new version on the way, buyers seeking new Audi car discounts should be able to negotiate a better deal on the outgoing model, as dealers will be keen to move their stocks.

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