2021 Audi A4 – Better than the other rivals?

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Among the primary of fashions set to reach subsequent year might be the 2021 Audi A4 . For its upcoming version, Audi has protected some widespread changes. The car now appears sportier with minor tweaks in design. While the beauty enhancements are minimal, the car nonetheless rightfully falls consistent with the relaxation of its stable-mates. In addition to this, the car additionally receives extra functions and new powertrain alternatives below the hood. Nevertheless, right here are greater information concerning the brand new update.

Design

Even though it’s a new car, it’s the same fifth-gen or B9 version of the A4 that made its global debut in 2015. It’s the second time that this generation has received an update, but this time the update is quite comprehensive. The front-end has become beefier, as it features a broader and flatter single-frame grille, along with new segmented LED headlamps and a sportier bumper. At the rear, the tail lamps have been reprofiled, and there’s a new bumper design with trapezoidal exhaust tips – both these updates give the 2021 Audi A4 a more stretched-out look, like the new A6 and A8.

There are Quattro-rally-cars-like creases at the front and rear fenders as well. The 2021 Audi A4 design has become busier now, which gives the A4 more character – it wants to look angry and sedate at the same time. To an extent, Audi has got it right – it does look bolder now. However, those 17-inch wheels look a bit boring, and the overall effect, as a result, is that the new A4 doesn’t look aesthetically any better – you can easily miss it for the old car. Overall, I’d say that it’s an alright looking car, but it won’t make any lasting impression. Or let me rephrase it – the A4 is a good-looking car, but its look isn’t its strong suit. 

Interior

You may find the exterior uninspiring, but the cabin impresses you no end. Sure, it’s familiar, but it’s remarkably well-built, oozes high quality, and very well laid out. There are a couple of new bits too. There’s Audi’s new MMI 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which comes with Android Auto and Apple Car Play.  It’s a welcome change and makes the cabin appear cleaner since there are fewer buttons on the centre console now. It’s quite intuitive too – the resolution and touch response are quite impressive.The instrumentation is the all-digital ‘Audi Virtual Cockpit’, which I believe is the best amongst its rivals. You also get wireless smartphone charging, 3-zone air-conditioning, powered front seats, and more.

The seats are superb – both at front and rear. Plus, the rear bench has decent legroom, and even though it’s not as spacious as the new S60, the seating is upright and the under-thigh support is much better. Three adults sitting abreast, however, will be a problem, owing to a protruding transmission tunnel. On the whole, the A4’s cabin is still a tech-laden, practical, and quality place to be. It’s definitely one of the best, if not the best, in the segment.

Engine specification

The biggest update of the new A4 is hidden under the bonnet – a bigger 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine, which replaces the 1.4-litre unit of the old model. There isn’t any diesel on offer. More CC means more power and torque – 188bhp and 320Nm, to be precise. Power transmission duties are taken care of by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Performance-wise, the new 2021 Audi A4 is quick.

There are five drive modes – Efficiency, Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual. Each mode alters the gearbox, throttle, and steering behaviour – adaptive suspension. You do get a mild-hybrid system though. The dual-clutch transmission’s response, as you’d expect, is lightning quick. Other times, it’s nippy. Thanks to paddle-shifters and a responsive engine-gearbox combo, the drivetrain is pretty engaging.

Verdict

Let’s cut straight to the chase – the new A4, despite all the improvements, isn’t a one-trick pony like its rivals. Instead, it does everything well. For its range of abilities, it’s hard to find faults with the new A4. Sure, the four-ring badge may not be as desirable as it once was, but brand loyalists will still lap up the new A4, for it offers virtually every joy of owning a luxury sedan.

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