Audi launched the all-new A4 sedan back in September, however they did so only in petrol guise at that time. The A4, being the bread and butter model for the company saw most of its sales in the diesel avatar previously, something that the new vehcile didn’t have. Finally, Audi has now launched the diesel version of the new A4 in the country.
It will be available in a single variant only and will be priced at Rs 40.20 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. Power will come from the 2.0 liter TDi unit which will produce 187 Bhp and 400 Nm. The engine will be mated to a 7-speed S-tronic gearbox. In this state of tune, the A4 will receive the 35 TDi moniker, in accordance with Audi’s new variant nomenclature. All the power will be sent to the front wheels. The car will get the option of 4 driving modes, comfort, auto, dynamic and individual. ARAI claimed fuel economy figures for the same is 18.25 km/l. The company also claims 0-100 in 7.7 seconds and a top speed of 237 kmph.
As mentioned above, the A4 diesel will only come in a single variant. This one will get LED headlamps and tail lamps, dynamic turn indicators on the tail lamp, new virtual cockpit instrument cluster, MMI Navigation Plus system with Apple car play and Android auto. In terms of safety, there are 8 airbags, ABS and Audi Parking Plus that includes rear view camera and sensors.
What is interesting however is the fact that the A4 diesel is priced cheaper than the top of the line A4 petrol, which is just about a lakh more expensive. The A4 petrol is powered by the tiny 1.4 liter TFSi unit which is also on offer on the A3 cabriolet currently.
As for competition, the A4 diesel will take on the BMW 3 Series, Volvo S60 and the Mercedes C Class. The Jaguar XE is only on offer in petrol guise currently.