The latest Audi A4 is now stacked with the latest technology and connectivity options, For the later 2017 versions, the A4 now has Matrix LED intelligent lighting, advanced phone connectivity and a high-fidelity B&O 3D Sound System (2.0 TFSI).
Amongst the three new variants, the Audi A4 1.4 TFSI Tech pack sees the well-appointed entry-level vehicle receive substantial upgrades including the Audi virtual cockpit, MMI Navigation plus, Audi smartphone interface and reversing camera. Equipped with a 1.4 liter TFSI engine and 7-speed S tronic transmission that develops 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 3,500 rpm, this variant is certainly no slouch in terms of performance.
With a 2.0 liter TFSI engine developing 190 hp of power and a maximum 320 Nm of torque enabling a century sprint of just 7.3 seconds, the Audi A4 2.0 TFSI S line + Tech pack not only possesses great performance, but also looks the part with the S line interior and exterior package which adds more aggressively styled front and rear bumpers, 18-inch allow wheels, S line sport leather steering wheel and numerous other sporty accoutrements. The Tech pack sees a further accentuation of the A4’s progressive nature with the inclusion of the Audi virtual cockpit, Matrix LED, MMI Navigation plus and Audi smartphone interface amongst others.
As the new top-of-the-range variant, the Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro Tech pack sees an already generously-equipped vehicle with a high-output 2.0 TFSI engine developing 252 hp (maximum torque at 370 Nm) in order to post a blistering 0-100 km/h time of just 5.8 seconds, quattro permanent all-wheel drive and S line body kit (interior and exterior) as standard now receive superlative enhancements in the form of the Audi virtual cockpit, Matrix LED lights as well as the advanced B&O 3D Sound System.
All Audi A4 Tech pack variants come with various high tech features that showcase Audi’s progressive mindset. Available on all Tech pack variants, the Audi virtual cockpit is a full-color, high-resolution, fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster that is focused entirely around the driver, and can be customized to provide access to information and functions in tandem with the Audi MMI (Multi Media Interface) with Navigation plus. Already available in the Audi TT coupé as well as the Audi Q7 SUV, this intuitive system now sees the addition of Audi smartphone interface and Audi connect to allow owners to have access to their smartphone applications including Spotify through the Audi MMI interface.
Of particular note on the Tech pack variants for the cars with 2.0-liter TFSI engines is the inclusion of the Matrix LED intelligent lighting system, which is otherwise currently only available on the Audi A8 L executive sedan in Malaysia. More than just a sophisticated light cluster, Audi’s Matrix LED systems work by combining a camera system with multiple LED light sources and precise optics for better light distribution and management, switching to the various lighting modes including the high beams when necessary and regulating the light distribution patterns to avoid blinding other road users as well.
Last but certainly not least, the B&O 3D Sound System available on the Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro Tech pack represents the epitome of high fidelity sound. Developed in partnership with the acclaimed Danish audio experts, Bang & Olufsen, this system sees a 16 channel amplifier that outputs 755 watts to a total of 19 individual speakers, providing an unsurpassed level of audio dimension, texture and clarity to all occupants of the vehicle. (B&O 3D Sound System introduction: http://bit.ly/2fIv7lQ).
The Audi A4 range retails from RM218,900, with Tech Pack adding another RM 25,000. The Audi A4 2.0 S-Line + Tech pack comes in at RM 298,900 and the A4 2.0 TFSI quattro Tech pack tops out at RM 334,900.