[YesAuto in-depth experience] With the launch of the 2013 domestically produced Audi A4L on August 8, this highly anticipated model has become the most important domestic luxury mid-size car since the launch of the domestically produced BMW 3 Series Li in the middle of last month. Although this mid-term facelift has not changed much in terms of styling and interior, the new front and rear light sets and the addition of quattro four-wheel drive and S tronic 7-speed dual clutch still make it have many selling points. Today, the 2013 Audi A4L 40 TFSI quattro sports model that we introduced to you is a combination of the above selling points. As for how it performs, please follow our experience to find out.
Since my colleagues have already introduced the appearance and interior of the 2013 Audi A4L in detail, I will not repeat them here. Interested netizens can click on the link below to read.
◆ Appearance design: the details show the sporty style.
The 2013 Audi A4L 40 TFSI quattro sports model is second only to the 50 TFSI flagship (3.0T) model on the top of the car series. It is positioned the same as the old 2.0 TFSI automatic sports model. It has the same performance as the 2.0T engine model. The best models. Compared with ordinary models, the sports exterior package and the S line logo have been added. Not only that, this time under the strong pressure of the new domestic BMW 3 Series Li models, Audi finally couldn’t sit still and took out the housekeeping quattro. The four-wheel drive system and the S tronic 7-speed dual-clutch transmission are superior to the older A4L sports model in terms of driving performance, making it a veritable high-performance sports car.
Since the 2013 Audi A4L 40 TFSI quattro sports model uses a sports exterior package, the exterior details are also different from ordinary models. In addition to the quattro logo on the grille, the difference on the front of the car is also reflected in the front enclosure. In contrast, the shape of the 40 TFSI under-grid spoiler grille is very dynamic, and the large area honeycomb grille design at the previous fog lights makes it more sporty.
Although Audi has always been the winning general of domestic extended models, the 2013 model basically continued the body size of the old model, but slightly adjusted the body length and height, and the wheelbase did not change. Therefore, its wheelbase advantage has also been surpassed by the new BMW 3 Series Li that was just launched recently. It seems that this time is the Yangtze River’s back wave pushing the front wave. The blue is better than the blue. BMW has seen its own 5 Series Li and 7 Series Li models. After the domestic success, the new 3 Series, which had been extended in the wheelbase, was decisively extended twice, and its 2920mm wheelbase is even comparable to some medium and large cars. As the top three in Germany, Mercedes-Benz is still conservative in this regard. It seems that if you want to surpass the above two rivals in the wheelbase, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class can only hope that it will be replaced in the distant 2014 model. I'm afraid it can only continue to survive before this…
In terms of tires, the 2013 Audi A4L 40 TFSI quattro sports model uses 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with better appearance and performance and Michelin sports tires with a specification of 245/40 R18. It has an advantage in the comparison of models of the same level. The uncomfortable thing is that the problem of the old non-full-size spare tire has not changed, and it is expected as a mid-term facelift.
In the rear of the car, the Audi A4L 40 TFSI quattro sports model is not much different from its normal version. The main difference is also reflected in the quattro logo and the decorative spoiler under the rear enclosure. The exhaust pipe layout is still a single-sided double-out style, but a more beautiful aluminum alloy tail throat kit is added to the tail end of the exhaust pipe to further highlight its sports identity.
◆ Interior design: three-spoke sports steering wheel is full of dynamic.
In terms of interior, the Audi A4L 40 TFSI quattro sports and ordinary models have not changed much, mainly reflected in the assembly of the flat-bottom three-spoke multi-function sports steering wheel that often appears on Audi TT/S/RS models. And the use of the new version of MMI multimedia human-computer interaction system and engine automatic start-stop function. In terms of material, it is also matched with the Alcantara suede fabric that Audi has always used on sports models. While enhancing the sports atmosphere in the car, it also increases the friction of the seat surface to ensure that the driver and passengers have a good seat package. performance.
If the parallel assist system is an old friend of the A4L model, then the lane keeping and adaptive cruise system with automatic braking function that have been installed on the domestic Volkswagen CC, Magotan and the new A6L models are the new ones of the 2013 Audi A4L. My friend, although it is not a new technology, it provides the driver with more humanized driving assistance, which also makes driving safer and more comfortable.
In addition, the 2012 Audi A4L also comes standard with all models (except manual transmission models) with automatic engine start and stop functions to further improve fuel economy. In the actual experience, the performance of this function is average. After several start and stop, when stopping at the intersection and waiting for a red light again, the trip computer shows that the engine start and stop function cannot be turned on. However, after driving a long distance, Its function is automatically restored again. The main reason is that the system will automatically detect the battery working condition. When it cannot provide enough power for the start-stop system, the system will automatically shut down to prevent the vehicle from being unable to start due to insufficient power. In addition, the vibration of the system is slightly too large when the engine is started and shut down. It seems that the four-cylinder engine still has inevitable congenital defects in this regard. Of course, if you don't need the system to work, you can also turn it off by pressing the button on the central control panel (it is off when the indicator light is on).
The new version of the MMI multimedia human-computer interaction system is further simplified in operation. The function keys have been reduced from the original 8 to 4. The detailed comparison can be found in the previous “Audi new A4, Q5 official map analysis”. In addition, the difference between the MMI system of low-end models installed above the air conditioning panel is that this 40 TFSI and other high-end models have the MMI system console behind the handlebar, which is more convenient and smoother in operation.
In addition to the upgrade of the MMI system, the 2013 Audi A4L 40 TFSI model also introduced a new version of the “Drive select” driving mode selection system with economy mode. Although the function has been upgraded, I think it is still the old model in terms of operation. Combination key selection is more direct.◆ Two regrets on configuration: panoramic sunroof and rear seat “boss button”.
Finally, in terms of interior configuration, we also have two small regrets, that is, the panoramic sunroof and the boss button are still not equipped. It seems that consumers who like these two configurations can only consider the higher-level new Audi A6L models for the time being.
◆ Space experience: basically the same as the old model.
In terms of riding space, since the wheelbase of the new model has not changed compared to that of the older model, the riding space is basically the same as that of the old model.
Due to the obvious advantages in the wheelbase, the new BMW 3 Series Li model has naturally become the king of this level in terms of riding space. The margin of two and a half punches in the rear legroom is basically close to the space performance of medium and large cars. , Even better than the performance of some medium and large cars.
In addition, the hard backrest of the rear center seat is still not improved with the new A4L. Fortunately, compared with the old model, there is no problem with the rear exhaust vent. The new 40TFSI model has been improved in this respect and is equipped with a rear rear with independent adjustment function. In contrast, I think this improvement is more practical.
In terms of storage space, the Audi A4L inherits the fine tradition of the old model. The number and location of various storage compartments and cup slots are designed reasonably, which can provide sufficient temporary storage requirements for the occupants in the car.
In terms of trunk space, the new Audi A4L still takes the lead among competitors at the same level. In particular, its flat trunk design is quite rare in the mid-size car category.
◆ Power system and suspension: S tronic 7-speed dual-clutch + quattro four-wheel drive is the biggest highlight.
In terms of power, the 2013 Audi A4L 40 TFSI quattro is still equipped with a high-power version of the Audi 2.0T turbocharged direct-injection engine, with a maximum power of 211 horsepower and a maximum torque of 350N·m, although the torque is comparable to BMW’s high power The 2.0T version has the same engine, but the difference in horsepower is 34 horsepower. It seems that BMW still has a good performance after transforming to turbocharged engines with its strong engine development and tuning capabilities.
In contrast, Audi's vertical platform “golden drive combination”-S tronic 7-speed dual-clutch and quattro full-time four-wheel drive system equipped with a Torson differential is the largest of the 2013 Audi A4L 40 TFSI models. The highlight is also the most anticipated configuration for the majority of Audi A4 fans and consumers. With their joining, the overall performance of the Audi A4L has greatly increased. For its dynamic performance, you can also click to view the test article we just released “Sports Gene Evolution!” Test the new Audi A4L40TFSI. Not only that, Audi's full-time four-wheel drive system is more calm in driving than BMW and Mercedes-Benz's rear-wheel drive systems when dealing with slippery roads and snowy weather.
◆ Competitive product analysis:
As a model priced at 469,600 yuan, the Audi A4L 40 TFSI may not be cheap, but judging from the price of 423,800 yuan for its old sports model, it has added a 7-speed dual-clutch, full-time four-wheel drive For a series of popular and practical configurations such as system, engine start and stop, economical driving mode, lane assist and adaptive cruise system, and rear exhaust air vents, the extra 45,800 yuan seems to be a great value, but don’t forget Previously, the old sports models had a discount of about 20,000 yuan to 20,000 yuan on the market. If you count the discount, the price difference of about 75,000 yuan seems a bit expensive. It seems that it will always be bought but not sold. what!
“BMW 328Li Luxury” “ Mercedes-Benz C260 Fashion”
As Audi’s consistent competitors, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, this time can be said to be mixed: the new BMW 3 Series Li still has certain advantages over the new Audi A4L in appearance, space and power, regardless of the appearance. Regardless of subjective factors, the space size and power parameters of the BMW 3 Series Li are better than those of the new Audi A4L; in terms of configuration and price, the BMW 328Li luxury model with a price of 449,000 yuan is basically similar in configuration to the Audi A4L 40 TFSI. However, the price is 20,600 yuan cheaper than that. In addition to the differences in power, drive mode and tire specifications between the two sides, it is basically a tie, and I have to admire FAW Audi's pricing strategy. In contrast, the Mercedes-Benz C260 fashion model feels a bit powerless. It cannot compete with the Audi A4L in terms of performance, configuration or space performance. The only advantage lies in Mercedes-Benz's golden signature and the huge discounts in the current market. It seems that Mercedes-Benz If the C-level wants to stand up, it has to wait for the replacement.
◆ Full text summary:
In general, as a mid-term change model, the 2013 Audi A4L is basically satisfactory in terms of appearance and configuration, especially the 40 TFSI quattro sports model we experience today, its quattro all-wheel drive and The addition of the two configurations of the S tronic 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox has increased the competitiveness of the older models. In addition, the introduction of automatic start-stop, adaptive cruise, lane keeping and other technological configurations makes the Audi A4L available after the mid-term facelift. It is said that it is a collection of Audi's many quintessence technologies, but it is not perfect. For example, the popular comfort configuration such as panoramic sunroof and boss button has not been introduced, which left us a little regret. If you want to know the more detailed configuration of the 2013 Audi A4L 40 TFSI model, you can click here, and the staff of the 4s shop will contact you in time; or if you want to know more discount information from dealers, please click the car quotation , And see which 4S shop offers more attractive offers. (Photo: Jin Xin and Li Yi of the car home)