Audi is putting the 2014 A4 on the treadmill. The 2014 Audi A4, thanks to substitution of certain parts with light-weight aluminium, magnesium and plastic is slated to shed approx 45 kgs (100 pounds). A few other changes would also be incorporated towards mass reduction and overall gross weight is claimed to be reduced by 100 kgs (220 pounds). German automobile magazine AutoBild states that engineers at Audi are putting in relentless efforts to ensure “every detail is better than before.” As part of the enhancements, interiors will be host to new luxurious indulgences and an all new MMI infotainment system.
Engine options for the 2014 Audi A4 would include:
- A 1.4-liter TSI with 150 HP (110 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque
- A 2.0-liter TSFI with outputs of 177 HP (130 kW) and 225 HP (165 kW)
- A 2.0-liter TDI with outputs of 122 HP (90 kW), 136 HP (100 kW), 150 HP (110 kW) and 190 HP (140 kW)
- A 3.0-liter V6 TDI with outputs of 218 HP (160 kW) and 272 HP (200 kW)
If that wasn’t enough, a year post launch of the A4- a hybrid launch is expected with a 2.0 litre TFSI engine complemented by Audi’s patented e-tron quattro drive placing electric motors, one each at the front and rear axles. Also an integrated 12kWh lithium ion battery will ensure that the A4 can run for a full 50 kms on pure electric mode.
Seems like the three way battle between the German trio is only going to get extremely fierce in the coming years.