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The new B9 Audi A4 makes its ASEAN debut in Indonesia – the fifth-generation compact executive sedan has been launched in the archipelago in 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TFSI quattro variants, according to AutonetMagz.

Prices start at Rp 990 juta (RM304,200) for the base-spec front-wheel drive model, rising up to Rp 1.2 milyar (RM368,700) for the all-wheel drive quattro – pretty steep prices for such a car. The latter variant seen here is fairly well-equipped, however – it gets LED headlights and 18-inch five-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels; the base model makes do with xenon headlights and 17-inch Y-spoke alloys.

Inside, the base model gets Aluminium Ellipse trim and sports seats with leatherette upholstery, while the quattro gains piano black trim and Milano leather upholstery. All models get powered front seats, triple-zone automatic air-con as well as an upgraded MMI Navigation plus system with an 8.3-inch widescreen display and an expanded multi-info display.

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Additionally, the quattro model also tacks on an Audi smartphone interface that brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to the mix (claimed to be the first in Indonesia), a 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, a driver’s seat memory function, a frameless auto-dimming rear view mirror and sports suspension with adaptive damping.

There’s no Audi virtual cockpit to be found here, however, but the report does state that Audi plans to launch the system as an option during the 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) in August.

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As the variant names suggest, the sole engine option is a 2.0 litre TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine – the front-wheel drive version gets the fuel-efficient ultra tune, pushing out 190 hp and 320 Nm of torque. Buyers who punt for the quattro model will get 252 hp and 350 Nm. On both models, there’s a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission fitted as standard.

So, with its ASEAN debut out of the way, surely the arrival of the B9 Audi A4 on Malaysian shores should be next on the agenda – Audi Malaysia has already confirmed that it will be “coming soon.” You can whet your appetite by reading our review of the new A4, all the way from Venice, here.