Euromobil has announced the arrival of the facelifted B8 Audi A4, with the 2012 car available in two variant forms, the 1.8 TFSI and the 2.0 TFSI quattro – bookings for the car open from today.
Both turbocharged, direct injection mills come with start-stop system and the recuperation system as standard. The new 1.8 litre unit increases the output for the A4 from the previous 160 hp to 170 hp at 3,800 to 6,200 rpm and an even more significant torque hike from 250 Nm to 320 Nm, available from 1,400-3,700 rpm.
As for the 2.0 litre job, that offers 211 hp at 4,300-6,000 rpm and 350 Nm at 1,500-4,200 rpm for numbers. Drivetrain partners are a eight-speed multitronic CVT gearbox for the 1.8 TFSI, while the 2.0 version gets a seven-speed S tronic tranny.
Exterior cosmetic changes include a reworked bumper, which features new look angled air inlets and fog lights, restyled headlamps as well as a redesigned grille and bonnet, fringed by updated LED daytime running lights. At the back, the tail lamps reflect the shape of the headlights and the bumper, and the diffuser insert has also been redesigned.
For wheels, the 1.8 TFSI is equipped with 17-inch alloys in a 10-spoke star design, wrapped with 245/45 series rubbers, while the 2.0 TFSI comes wearing 18-inch, five-twin spoke alloys, and these are clad with 245/40 profile tyres. Optional 19-inch wheels are available, if you like them bigger.
Inside, revisions to the refined interior include new choices of trim material and colour schemes. New steering wheel designs find their way on to the car, while the optional MMI navigation plus system now features four instead of eight buttons, with a script function integrated in the volume control dial.
Other improvements concern operation of the automatic transmission, the air conditioning system, Audi drive select and the multi-function steering wheel, while the seat heating and air conditioning are now directly operated by respective buttons.
Elswhere, the 1.8 is fitted with an Audi Symphony radio and 10-speaker sound system, while the 2.0′s Symphony unit is partnered to a 14-speaker, 505-watt Bang and Olufsen Sound System. And, optional Fine Nappa leather upholstery replaces the Valcona leather of old; also on the options list are inlays in Aluminium Trigon, walnut dark brown, fine grain ash natural brown and Beaufort oak.
A selection of 15 exterior paint finishes, including four new tones, are available for the revised A4, and as far as pricing goes, that for the 1.8 TFSI starts from RM235,000, while the 2.0 TFSI quattro’s is RM309,800. Euromobil also has the optional S line exterior package to dress things up, and that’s an additional RM25,000.