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A stand­out Audi.

Audi’s A42.0TFSIQu­at­tro cer­tainly knows how to turn heads.

When the fifth-gen­er­a­tion Audi A4 made its grand de­but at the 2015 Frankfurt In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Show, the world knew that it was in for a great ride. How­ever, amongst the three sleek new mod­els, it was the A4 2.0 TFSI Quat­tro that caused many heads to nod in ap­proval and eyes widen in ap­pre­ci­a­tion, and it’s not hard to see why. The A4 2.0 TFSI Quat­tro is defini­tively a stand­out, with its five twin-spoke ‘Star’ de­sign cast alu­minium wheels and LED head­lights with day­time run­ning lights.

Un­der­neath the sporty hood of this range­top­per is a 2.0-litre four-cylin­der tur­bocharged en­gine that de­liv­ers 252hp and a max­i­mum torque of 370Nm. Com­bine this im­pres­sive power with Audi’s ex­em­plary quat­tro per­ma­nent all-wheel drive sys­tem and you have a sporty beast ready to leap into ac­tion on your com­mand. Of course, the A4 2.0 TFSI Quat­tro truly comes to life on the open roads, ef­fort­lessly charg­ing for­ward from 0 to 100km/ h in mere 5.8 sec­onds be­fore peak­ing at 250 km/ h. It’s at th­ese top speeds that you truly be­gin to ap­pre­ci­ate the all-wheel drive sys­tem. Op­er­at­ing with a ba­sic dis­tri­bu­tion is 40:60 – with 40 per cent of the power go­ing to the front axle and 60 to the rear – the drive torque will be redi­rected to the other axle in slip­pery sit­u­a­tions. This pro­vides more grip when ac­cel­er­at­ing, thus en­sur­ing greater safety when nav­i­gat­ing in wet weather and on wind­ing roads. With safety en­sured, the thrill of han­dling this steady steed also comes from the seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch trans­mis­sion that al­lows you to change the gearshift be­hav­iour of the trans­mis­sion with the Drive pro­gram (D) and Sport pro­gram (S) in au­to­matic mode.

To top it off, the sports front seats with ex­cel­lent lum­bar sup­port keep you poised for ac­tion while the leather or al­can­tara up­hol­stery adds that premium touch.

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