The 2016 Audi A4 sedan may probably not impress sports car lovers, because its design is very similar to the old model and in some scenarios, one can probably say it’s more vintage than contemporary.
The manufacturer has not revealed a specific launch date for the vehicle. It is supposed to be in the first half of 2016, but buyers planning to go for it don’t know when to pre-order one.
Amidst this delayed response, the designers have revealed that the new Audi A4 is going to be one of the lightest vehicles in the series. The overall weight of the sedan has been shaved off which makes it faster on the road, leading to increased acceleration capacity and the ability to tear the wind at top speed.
A 2.0 liter engine will be powering the vehicle to deliver 252 horsepower. It uses a four-wheel drive system and will be the first model to get launched in the United States. The official pricing of the car is expected to be around $38,000, but it could be a tad higher when combined with delivery charges. A six speed manual transmission system will power the basic variant of the vehicle, but the buyers will have the option to move on to an eight speed automatic transmission system if they are willing to pay more.
After changing some of the components, the sedan is 242 lbs less in weight which the company claims will play a crucial role in making it faster on the road and more fuel efficient. When it comes to fuel efficiency, there is no better choice than electric cars. But, being overpriced, these cars are yet to become mainstream; maybe, until Tesla brings out the $35,000 electric car in 2020. Audi has not revealed a plug-in hybrid variant of the 2016 A4 or an electric version, but it may probably be down the line scheduled for launch towards the end of 2016.
A diesel version of the A4 is also on the cards, but the problem with it is that Volkswagen has made some grave blunders that buyers may think twice before opting for a diesel car in the future. The issue is still underway in the United States which has prompted many car manufacturers to go for plug-in hybrids than diesel engines so that they not only keep emission issues under control, but also enter a brand new segment which is future proof and has the potential to lead to electric cars.