Audi A4 1 8 TFSI review the B8 gets more efficient

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Audi A4 1.8 TFSI review: the B8 more efficient

The compact sedan segment is an interesting In the segment, there used to be main players – the Audi A4, C-Class and BMW 3-Series, but they’ve been joined by Audi’s Volkswagen as well with the CC, and competition, which has always keen, has been getting intense.

Comparisons between car to buy in this segment has always pretty interesting too, of the significantly different timing of new model launches in this The difference in model launch are more apparent because of the seven-year model life-cycles.

So was a time when the B8 looked so and big compared to an aging E90 3-Series, but now the have been turned and BMW has the new F30, while the Audi A4 B8 was first unveiled in August soldiers on, having just given a facelift earlier year.

The B8 played a huge in starting the daytime running craze in Malaysia and helped the way for a surge in Audi popularity with the grey importers. It had the of Tony Stark’s cool but in a practical sedan form, not to far more affordable than an R8.

Exterior cosmetic changes a reworked bumper, which new look angled air inlets and fog restyled headlamps as well as a grille and bonnet, fringed by LED daytime running lights. The LED running lights represent the in Audi’s DRL design. When DRL first made its debut, it was a series of individual LEDs in a line or whatever shape the designers picked for that model.

While immensely popular, I this was a pretty lazy way of DRL. After all, could simply line LEDs in a row, and this had already been used in lamps for a really long Audi daytime running then evolved, and what you get now is like a solid tube of which to me is a sleeker and more implementation that takes effort. It’s also far glaring than the individual of the last generation of Audi running lights.

Audi’s is also a bar above its competitors there’s minimal ‘leakage’ of along the light tube – the is consistent. Certain car manufacturers have also implemented tubes have light from the source, which to an inconsistent look, much at the light source and fading to more subtle lighting away from it.

At the back, the lamps reflect the shape of the and the bumper, and the diffuser insert has been redesigned to give the A4 a look. All in all, the A4 looks a lot grown up now, which causes it to look tamer the pre-facelift model, especially in version without the RM25,000 exterior package. If anything, it like a mini A6.

Inside, to the refined interior include new of trim material and colour There’s a new paddle shift wheel design as well, one feels very good in the Audi Drive Select is now by a single button that between modes – Efficiency, Auto and Dynamic. On the whole, are a lot of subtle changes that the interior’s ambience and perceived and the interior still feels up to

The model on test here is the 1.8 litre TFSI model, uses a Multitronic CVT gearbox drives the front wheels. The tag starts at RM235,000, but the car we took out is a batch which includes Milano leather trim. The price for the Milano upgrade is

The kit list is good – six airbags, ISOFIX points, electric including electric lumbar for both front seats, shifts, three-zone air conditioning, an rear blind, xenon headlamps with LED DRL, Symphony radio with a changer, a six-channel 180 watt amp and 10 Bluetooth handsfree, Audi Select, light sensor, sensor, cruise control.

If you what’s changed on the outside is not you’ll be glad to hear there’s significant changes the hood. The Audi A4 is one of the first to get a motor from the third of the EA888 engine family.

new 1.8 litre TFSI engine Audi’s Valvelift system to the torque curve, and an additional camshaft adjuster has been Other technical changes a reduced main bearing balancer shafts that are in roller bearing mounted, an pressured oil circuit including a control oil pump as well as a optimised crank shaft to reduce weight.

The third-generation 1.8 litre TFSI engine gains a completely new cylinder that now features an integrated manifold and a water-cooled exhaust gas system fully integrated the turbocharger. Because the engine’s gases flow through a manifold, exhaust gas temperatures are 158 degrees cooler by the time reach the turbo.

The engine block itself is now from the conventional flat to upright pouring. The block is so that block wall is as low as 3mm, while similiar can have a minimum wall of about double that

There is also a dual injection system which the engine management system to between FSI direct injection and MPI injection as needed. The ability to use MPI when necessary should the valves are kept clean, as the injected by the MPI injectors will wash over the valves. injectors inject directly the combustion chamber, so the valves do not from the cleaning properties of

The result is a 1.8 litre that 170 peak horsepower from as low as rpm all the way up to 6,200 rpm. It’s a 10 hp over the old 1.8 litre. That’s an low RPM to achieve peak horsepower, speaks of the whole package’s Of course, there’s definitely room for aftermarket tuning to unleash more horsepower.

torque is 320 Nm from 1,400 rpm to rpm, which is a significant over the outgoing 1.8 litre’s 250 Nm – only a 30 Nm gap between the 1.8 and 2.0 engines

However, you don’t really it during the driving, as Audi has the engine’s new versatile powerband and torque for a more optimised CVT programming – the engine now keeps its lower for better fuel Cruising along at 100 km/h has the rev pointed at below 1,500

When all you want to do is just along smoothly, the CVT gearbox like just any other keeping the revs locked at the spot of efficiency, thanks to the unlimited ratio span. It a little weird if you haven’t a car with a CVT gearbox before – never a real gearshift for you to And even with this one of the best of CVTs, it somehow able to fully eliminate the band effect that you get on off.

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Nudge the gear downwards and you can switch the gearbox S mode, which I assume Sports mode. It could mean Stepped mode – is where the CVT gearbox locks into eight virtual ratios, so you can feel it shifting

The feeling still isn’t the same though. There’s no and there’s a lack of raw mechanical to it. I’d much prefer if Audi gets rid of the Multitronic CVT gearbox and equips its front-wheel drive with the S Tronic gearbox the higher end Quattro models

More efficiency measures the aforementioned Efficiency mode in Drive Select. In Efficiency the air conditioning compressor works and gearshifts are kept to as minimum as There’s also an auto system, which while two years ago was almost non-existent in now seems to be a feature that’s now across all models in this

The Audi A4 is smoother when than some other which tends to jerk The A4 rocks a little when the restarts, but at least it doesn’t forward, perhaps because of the CVT on as opposed to a regular automatic. but not least, the power steering is now powered by an electric motor of being driven off the crank.

The result – an average rated economy of just 5.8 litres per 100 km to the pre-facelift model’s 7.4 litres per 100 km You typically won’t be able to get ratings in real world, but I’m the large margin of difference in the average ratings mean the A4 has great strides in efficiency.

I had the car for two days and a night during the so I only travelled about 80 km in The average economy was about 9.5 per 100 km on mixed driving, with of spirited driving thrown in efficient highway runs.

The and Dynamic modes of Audi Select switches the throttle, suspension and steering mappings – the is to give the A4 two different personalities, to your intended driving The suspension is a little firm in Comfort setting, and I found the wheel to be way too light for my liking in

Switching to Dynamic mode the steering wheel heavier, but the became too firm. I would say an sweet spot would be the of Dynamic, but the suspension of Comfort.

stability is very good, and the car corners in a pretty planted While the A4 is technically competent, it comes to the more subjective of ‘handling’ an F30 still slices it at feedback while on the twisties.

All in the update to the Audi A4 is welcome, and the car feel too outdated next to the What I don’t like the A4 is the suspension setup that like firm and firmer of comfort and dynamic, a steering too light, CVT gearboxes in general, the low resolution of the MMI screen that even more low res when you it to the higher resolution multi-info screen in front of you, the manner in which you have to the aircond blower speed a button to toggle between and fan, then turn a and the inability to use a generic iPod instead of having to purchase a cable to hook it up to the sound

Things that stand out the A4 is the high perceived interior and build quality, a smooth engine that’s very thanks to pretty good NVH in general, one of the better auto stop systems, and good In general, there’s nothing the interior that makes you and say “aiyah, Audi is cost and that’s a very good rare in fact, in this day and

Mercedes-Benz E 240 170hp W210
Mercedes-Benz E 240 170hp W210
Mercedes-Benz E 240 170hp W210

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