Audi PH highlights 3 A4 technologies


audi20161122In case you completely missed it, the all-new Audi A4—launched globally in June last year—is already in the country. Powering the premium sedan is a 2.0-liter, in-line-four turbodiesel engine that delivers 320Nm of torque, and supposedly yields a mileage of 23km/L in combined city and highway driving. Equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the A4 is said to sprint from rest to 100km/h in 8.7 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 220km/h.

“From its lightweight construction and powerful-yet-fuel-efficient turbodiesel engine, to its interior that is teeming with technologically advanced features, the all-new A4 has everything covered,” Audi Philippines boasts in its press release.

The distributor of the German auto brand goes on to enumerate “three premium technologies of the A4 that set the bar higher for its segment.”

Audi Virtual Cockpit. “This is a fully digital instrument cluster, featuring a 12.3-inch LCD screen that displays the most important information in brilliant high-resolution graphics, great detail, and with sophisticated effects. Meanwhile, in Infotainment mode, the central window dominates the view, providing a lot of space for the navigation map, or lists from the Phone, Radio and Media areas. The tachometer and the speedometer are displayed as small round instruments on the right and left, respectively. In a second view, the central window is smaller, while the tachometer and the speedometer are larger, similar to those found on analog instrument clusters.”

MMI Navigation Plus. “The infotainment system, the MMI Navigation Plus with MMI Touch, acts as the main control element, and consists of a large 8.3-inch monitor and a touchpad in the rotary controller to zoom in and out, and to enter characters. The entire MMI control logic is similar to that of a smartphone, and includes an intelligent free-text search function. The new, more natural, voice-control system also understands input in normal everyday language.”

Park Assist. “With the help of 12 radar sensors (six in front and another six in the back), park assist helps maneuver the car into parking spaces that are parallel, or at right angles to the road, which it identifies independently when driving at a moderate speed. It can also make its own way out of parking spaces parallel to the road. All the driver has to do is accelerate, shift gears, and brake.”

Audi Philippines brags that this new-generation A4 sedan is more powerful, more efficient and more intelligent. “The all-new A4’s lightweight construction meets new, efficient drivetrain solutions, while its elegant design blends with a wide array of innovative technologies,” the company adds. “As a result, this all-new premium executive sedan from the Ingolstadt-based carmaker delivers a truly high-tech experience that makes it stand out in its class.


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