Audi A4 plug-in hybrid in the Works; May Arrive by 2014

August 23, 2011 / No Comments

More information has started popping up regarding the Audi A4 slated for 2014 release. We hear the next generation Audi A4 is likely to be built on the carmaker’s lightweight MLB Evo platform. This will considerably reduce the cars weight, notably around 300 pounds less than the weight of the present Audi A4.

audia4 Audi A4 plug in hybrid in the Works; May Arrive by 2014

But then, slashing down the weight wouldn’t affect the car’s size. In fact, the 2014 A4 is likely to be larger to combat the blown up BMW3 series.

We are still to get any info on the power train options of the vehicle. However, we suppose the gas-burning TDI will be continue to be offered along with that several gasoline engines certainly will also be available.

It’s also reported that 2014 A4 is likely to employ a stop-start technology to improve the fuel efficiency.

If you think that is not enough to classify it under green category, go with this. The 2014 Audi is also anticipated to be offered in a plug-in hybrid variant, with an electric motor motivating the rear axle and a fossil fuel-burning engine rotating the front wheels which is likely to drastically cut down CO2 emissions.

Rumors suggest that the plug-in A4 will be adequate enough to power around 37 miles of travel solely on electricity. The all-wheel-drive hybrid system will be called the e-Quattro by the German auto giant.