Back in September 2016, German premium carmaker Audi launched the second generation A4 in the country. However, the vehicle was introduced only in a petrol variant back then as the new 2.0-litre diesel engine is reportedly built for Euro VI-compatible fuel which is not yet available in the country. Post recalibration, the engine is now compatible with the lower grade BS IV fuel in the country and is expected to be launched next month in India.
The upcoming A4 diesel will be powered by the new EA288 engine that claims to generate 187bhp of power, which makes it about 15bhp more powerful than the regular version. The vehicle will come mated to S-Tronic seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox along with a six-speed manual option which is also likely to be offered. The current 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine generates around 148bhp of power.
Like the upgraded petrol version, the upcoming diesel variant will also get the new interior with new dashboard layout and panels. The vehicle will get a large TFT display on the centre along with other interesting set of features like dual zone climate control, rear AC vents, advanced MMI infotainment system and much more. Post launch, the new model is expected to compete against the likes of BMW 320d and the Mercedes C220d.