After spending a considerable amount of time in the market, Audi has finally launched the updated A4 luxury sedan in the country. The A4 is one of the most popular products sold by the German auto giant and is also Audi’s volume-seller. Now, with refreshed exteriors and an all new potent petrol mill under its hood, the A4 does make for an impressive sedan. But that’s not it! Here are the five groundbreaking features that makes this luxury sedan stand apart from its competition.
1. Virtual Cockpit
Without a shadow of doubt, the Virtual Cockpit is the biggest reason why the A4 has been launched with so much fanfare. It is the first fully-digital instrument cluster to be introduced in a car of its class and focuses on relaying all the necessary information to the driver right behind the steering wheel. The Virtual Cockpit shows the driver the required navigation and infotainment information in addition to the usual info like trip meter and odometer. You can choose either the Classic or the Progressive display view of the Virtual Cockpit.
2. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Functionality
Audi's MMI is familiar to most of the people who read about cars but what they may not know is this - Audi is the first to add both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality to its cars in its segment. So, now you can project your smartphone's screen on the MMI display in the A4 by just connecting it via a USB or Lightning cable and use it like you do your phone.
3. Dual Clutch Transmission
The A4 is the only car in its segment that offers a 7-speed dual clutch transmission as standard. This gearbox is called S-Tronic transmission and replaces the CVT its predecessor had. A dual clutch transmission delivers lightning-quick gear changes and enhanced fuel efficiency as well, two tasks other automatic transmission types cannot achieve at the same time.
4. 3-zone climate control A/C
The A4 comes with automatic climate control not just for the driver but for the front passenger and the rear-row passengers as well. It has what is commonly known as tri-zone climate control air conditioning system, a segment-first feature. This feature allows the passengers and the driver to adjust the air conditioner's temperature and speed according to their own liking without having to ask the driver or front passenger to do so.
5. Wireless charging
The Audi A4 brings another segment-first feature to its class - wireless charging in the car. This feature helps you re-charge your smartphone without having to connect it via a cable in the car. All you have to do is place your phone on the charging plate in the front armrest storage box and it will not just charge your phone but also boost its signal reception.
The A4 not just sets a benchmark with its number of new features, it also sets a benchmark in terms of the engine size. It sports the smallest engine in its segment, a 1.4-litre four-cylinder TFSI engine that churns out 150PS of peak power. On the whole, with its refreshing design and an array of luxury and comfort-filled features, you just cannot ignore the new A4 if you are on the lookout for a new luxury saloon!