Audi introduces long-wheel-base version of the A4 in China. New A4L is a full 6 cm longer than standard A4 sedan.
Despite the current global crisis, China remains a growth market for the European premium brands. And Audi was one of the first to go into China with top-version European premium models such as the A6L which it introduced there back in 2000.
The new A4L will be a locally produced product for the Chinese market. Apparently, these spacious sedans are in demand in China, often used as transport for executives or as company vehicles for higher-ranking managers.
The Chinese-made A4L has a chassis specifically designed for road conditions in China and rear seating provides lots of leg room for this 4.76 meter long vehicle. The A4L's wheelbase is a full 6 cm longer than the standard A4.
The A4L will come with VW/Audi's 2.0 liter TFSI engine tuned to a 180 horsepower output, as well as the 3.2 liter V6 FSI with 265 hp. Diesels are not common in China and most automakers do not offer diesel versions of their passenger cars there.