A4 2012-2016 35 TDI Technology Edition Review
Audi A4 is one of the splendid models in the fleet of German automobile company. This luxury sedan is currently available in several trim levels with both petrol and diesel engine options. The Audi A4 2.0 TDI 177 Bhp Technology Edition is one of the top end variants that is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. This engine is capable of producing a maximum power of 177bhp that results in developing a commanding torque output of 380Nm. This variant comes with several innovative features like Audi drive select, which influences the mechanism of steering, suspension and braking to recalibrate the performance of this vehicle according to the road condition. This top end variant is also blessed with a parking system plus featuring a rear view camera, which provides acoustic and visual parking aid for rear and front with display on MMI screen. Also, this variant is equipped with a sophisticated cruise control system that keeps the set speed constant. This luxury sedan comes with signature exterior features like LED daytime running lamps, bi-xenon headlamps and LED brake lights, which gives it a eccentric look. As far as the interiors are concerned, this sedan comes with black colored interiors, which is made of high quality material and leather upholstery. At present, this vehicle competes with the likes of BMW 5 Series, Mercedes Benz E Class and Volvo V40 in the luxury car segment.
This sedan is undoubtedly one of the most stylish vehicles in the automobile market owing to its signature exterior features. On its rear, it has a sleekly structured taillight cluster that is equipped with powerful LED brake lights and turn indicators. It surrounds a smiley tailgate, which is decorated with company's logo and variant badging. The bumper has a smooth structure that is further fitted with a muffler cutter along with two exhaust pipes. Its side profile is quite decent that comes equipped with trendy cosmetics like body colored door handles and ORVM caps, which is further equipped with LED turn blinkers. Its window waistline and sills are treated in chrome, while the B pillars have black sash tape. The company has equipped its wheel arches with a set of stylish 17-inch cast aluminum alloy wheels. These rims have been covered with 225/50 R17 sized tubeless radial tyres. The main highlight is its front profile that comes equipped with a hexagonal shaped radiator grille, which has a thick chrome surround. It is flanked by a sleek headlight cluster that is powered by bi-xenon headlamps along with LED daytime running lights and turn indicators. Its front bumper is in body color that comes fitted with a diffuser along with a pair of air ducts. This sedan is available in six exterior paint options including Brilliant Red, Teak Brown, Ibis White, Ice Silver, Phantom Black and Scuba Blue.
Coming to the interiors, this sedan comes with a black color scheme that is made with extensive use of Alcantara/leather upholstery. Its cockpit is fitted with a trendy dashboard that is elegantly decorated with brushed aluminum and chrome inserts. It also has an advanced central console, which is incorporated with an infotainment system, AC unit and numerous other control switches. Its instrument panel has two round shaped clusters featuring a speedometer along with an RPM meter and a color display. It provides notifications regarding fuel levels, service interval, headlamp-on and several other warning lights. The seats are ergonomically designed and are equipped with adjustable head restraints. The front seats are electrically adjustable while the rear seats are foldable in 60:40 split ratio. The manufacturer has given several utility features like front and rear center armrest, storage compartment, bottle holders, accessory power sockets, interior rear view mirror and numerous other such aspects.
Engine and Performance:
This luxury sedan is powered by a 2.0-litre, in-line diesel power plant that is incorporated with a common rail direct injection system. It has 4-cylinders, 16-valves that displaces 1968cc and is further incorporated with an exhaust gas turbo charging unit. This engine has the ability to produce a maximum power of 177bhp at 4200rpm that results in a peak torque output of 380Nm in the range of 1750 to 2500rpm. This power plant is paired with a six speed multitronic automatic transmission gearbox that distributes the torque output to front wheels. This engine enables the engine to break a 100 Kmph mark in just 7.9 seconds and helps it to reach a top speed of 222 Kmph, which is quite impressive. At the same time, it delivers a mileage in the range of 14 to 17.11 Kmpl, which needs to improve.
Braking and Handling:
This sedan's front wheels have been fitted with ventilated discs, while the rear ones have been equipped with conventional disc brake. These disc brakes are accompanied by high performance brake calipers that is assisted by anti lock braking system , electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist system. In addition to this, the company also incorporated the electronic stability program that monitors the braking of individual wheels and keeps the vehicle stable. Its front axle is fitted with five link suspension system along with upper and lower wishbones and tabular anti roll bars. At the same time, the rear axle is fitted with independent trapezoidal link type of system that is further loaded with resiliently mounted sub-frames and anti-roll bars.
This Audi A4 2.0 TDI 177 Bhp Technology Edition is the top end variant that is equipped with several innovative equipments. It comes with a list of features including voice dialogue system, preparation for rear seat entertainment, Audi drive select, auto release function and an interior rear view mirror with anti-glare action. It also comes with a 3-zone automatic climate control system featuring rear AC vents, driver information system with color display and an advanced cruise control system. In addition to these, the company has installed Audi parking system plus including a rear camera and an advanced infotainment system that features a DVD player, navigation system, Audi music and sound interface along with a Symphony radio.
This top end variant is bestowed with top rated safety aspects including full size airbags including rear side airbags, anti-theft wheel bolts, tyre pressure monitoring display and a space-saving spare wheel. It is equipped with aspects like 3-point Inertia reel seat belts for all seats featuring force limiter, first aid kit, warning triangle, ESP with electronic axle-differential lock and numerous other advanced aspects.
1. Innovative comfort and safety aspects are an added advantage.
2. Performance and power of engine is good.
1. Cost of ownership is too high.
2. Fuel economy is below par than other competitors.
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