The new Audi A4 2023 range will be completed by the electric and hybrid RS duo Car News

Dimensionally speaking, the new A4 is said to have changed little from the current model, which extends to 4772mm in length, 1847mm in width and 1435mm in height. In comparison, the A6 E-tron Concept is 4939mm long, 1960mm wide and 1457mm high.

Among the changes to the MLB platform used by the petrol and diesel versions of the new A4 is a modified rear structure to pack a 14.4 kWh lithium-ion battery (usable). Designed to appear on future A4 plug-in hybrid models, this is the same battery used by the rechargeable versions of today’s Q5, A6 and A7. It is also found in the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid and Panamera E-Hybrid.

Details remain scarce, but the same battery currently installed on today’s larger models offers WLTP electric range of up to 45 miles, which Audi may be looking to increase closer to the claimed 62-mile EV range. of the new MercedesBenz C-Class.

Other developments for the MLB platform include a new electrical architecture with a capacity of 48V. This allows the adoption of additional functions such as the dynamic all-wheel steering system used by the A6, A7, A8, Q7 and Q8, as well as new level two autonomous driving functions currently being developed by the Car.Software division of Audi.

It also provides the basis for a range of new digital and connectivity features. Among them, the near-field communication functionality developed by Audi and Huawei. This enables contactless payment for refueling or recharging, tolls, parking, drive-through dining and other services from inside the car via the MyAudi app.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-24 23:01:23