2016 Audi A4 in-works, likely to be showcased in third quarter this year

Tuesday 31 March 2015, 10:22 AM by

Going by first glimpse the vehicle is likely to sport an all aggressive design. Being the latest trim to be rolled out from the German automaker, the sedan sports larger headlamps with mated LED turn signals and daytime running lights (DLR's). As seen in the image, the vehicle is also likely to receive a larger and sharper radiator grill as compared to the existing trim. As per sources, the production version of the 2016 Audi A4 is likely to be released sometime by late August or early September this year ahead of its global premier at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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2016 Audi A4 in-works, likely to be showcased in third quarter this year

Post launch it is likely to emerge as a strong contender against the recently launched Mercedes Benz C-Class and the BMW 3-Series. If reports are to be believed the upcoming 2016 Audi A6 is likely to be based on the second generation MLB platform and shall weigh about 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter than its earlier offering. The company has not spoken in depth about the technical aspect yet, but going by sources, it is likely to be offered in petrol, diesel and hybrid variants that shall deliver power ranging between 120 HP (88 kW) to 326 HP (240 kW) in the 2.0 TDI e-tron version.

As for the interiors, the vehicle shall receive a redesigned center console with new gear shifter, infotainment system controls and display. Additionally it may also receive a reshaped climate control system. Both the BMW 3-series and Mercedes Benz C-Class shares the 2.0 Liter diesel engine. The C-Class comes mated with a 7-speed gearbox, whereas the BMW 3-Series comes mated to a 8-speed gearbox. Being a global favorite, the BMW and Mercedes Benz have been strong contenders in its segment, and with the new 2016 Audi A4 in-works a third strong contender is likely to emerge soon.

Source: autohome

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