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Η Audi ανακοίνωσε και επίσημα πως το νέο A4 θα παρουσιαστεί με κάθε επισημότητα στην έκθεση της Φρανκφούρτης τον ερχόμενο Σεπτέμβριο. Το νέο μεσαίο οικογενειακό της Audi, σχεδιαστικά δανείζεται αρκετά στοιχεία από το Α3, με γωνιώδες προβολείς, λεπτά φωτιστικά σώματα, διπλές απολήξεις εξατμίσεων, καθρέπτες τοποθετημένους στις πόρτες και αεροτομή.


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Θα έχει περίπου τις ίδιες διαστάσεις με το τωρινό μοντέλο ενώ το βάρος θα μειωθεί αισθητά, κατά 50 με 100 κιλά, χάρη στην πλατφόρμα MLB Evo. Το Α4, θα είναι διαθέσιμο ως sedan, coupe, cabrio, Sportback και Allroad και το design του, ενώ δεν θα είναι ριζοσπαστικό, θα αποτελεί εξέλιξη της υπάρχουσας γραμμής με μία έμφαση στην αεροδυναμική. Επιπλέον, η Audi θα εξοπλίζει το νέο A4 με τα αμιγώς LED φωτιστικά σώματα της.

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Η τεχνολογία του sedan όμως δεν θα σταματά εκεί. Το B9 A4, αναμένεται να διαθέτει head-up display καθώς και μία ενσωματωμένη στον κεντρικό καθρέπτη ψηφιακή οθόνη. Η κεντρική κονσόλα θα μοιάζει σημαντικά με αυτή του ανανεωμένου A8/S8 και για τον χειρισμό του νέου MMI infotainment συστήματος, θα συνδυάζει μία μεγάλη οθόνη αφής με ένα touchpad. Ενδιαφέρον έχει και το ότι στο δημοσίευμα, αναφέρεται μία προγραμματιζόμενη οθόνη όπως στο νέο TT αλλά με μικρότερο βαθμό εξατομίκευσης.

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Οι κινητήρες του, έχουν διαρρεύσει, και μπορείς να τους βρεις αναλυτικά στους πίνακες που ακολουθούν, με την κορυφαία έκδοση RS4 να μην φορά τον V8 4,2-λίτρων ατμοσφαιρικό κινητήρα, αλλά έναν νέο turbo V6, λογικά τον 3,0-λίτρων που θα παράγει περισσότερα από 450 άλογα. Επίσης το νέο A4 θα φορέσει και το νέο e-quattro σύστημα της Audi.

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Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις, ο CEO της Audi, Rupert Stadler, είπε πως το Q1 θα βγει στην αγορά το 2016, μαζί με το νέο Q5, και θα κατασκευαστεί πάνω σε μια κοντή έκδοση της MQB πλατφόρμας. Το Q1 θα είναι σχεδιασμένο από τον Marc Lichte, τον νέο αρχισχεδιαστή της Audi, με το μέγεθος του να είναι παρόμοιο με αυτό του τρίπορτου A3, έχοντας μικρότερο μεταξόνιο από το Q3. Σχεδιαστικά θα είναι μια μίξη crossover, sportback και Avant χαρακτηριστικών με την Audi να θέλει να πουλά περίπου 70.000 Q1 κάθε χρόνο, με την κατασκευή του να γίνεται στο Ingolstadt.

Κάτω από το καπό του θα συναντάμε μια γκάμα TFSI και TDI κινητήρων που θα στέλνουν την κίνηση είτε στους μπροστά, είτε και στους τέσσερις τροχούς. Ανάμεσα στους κινητήρες θα βρίσκεται ο 1.4 TFSI με τα 140 άλογα με 250 Nm ροπής, ο 1.8 TFSI με τα 180 άλογα με 280 Nm ροπής, και ο 2.0 TFSI απόδοσης 230 ίππων με 370 Nm ροπής. Από πλευράς κινητήρων πετρελαίου θα συναντάμε έναν 1.600αρη TDI και τον 2.0 TDI απόδοσης 150 και 184 ίππων με 320 Nm και 380 Nm ροπής αντίστοιχα. Το SQ1 θα είναι διαθέσιμο τόσο με τον 2.0-λιτρο TFSI όσο και με τον 2.0-λιτρο TDI, με την κορυφαία έκδοση RS Q1 να τροφοδοτείται από τον 2,0-λιτρο τετρακύλινδρο TFSI κινητήρα απόδοσης 310 ίππων και 380 Nm ροπής.

Αν γνωρίζεις Γερμανικά, άκουσε τα παραπάνω από το στόμα του Stadler στη συνέχεια.

Βενζινοκινητήρες Απόδοση Κιβώτιο
Audi A4 1.4 TFSI COD (cylinder on demand) 125 άλογα 6τάχυτο μηχανικό
Audi A4 1.4 TFSI 150 άλογα 6τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο/9τάχυτο S tronic
Audi A4 1.4 TFSI COD 180 άλογα 6τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο/9τάχυτο S tronic
Audi A4 2.0 TFSI 225 άλογα 6τάχυτο μηχανικό
Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro 245 άλογα 9τάχυτο S tronic
Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro (hybrid) 225 άλογα+ 35 άλογα από έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα 9τάχυτο S tronic
Audi A4 3.0 TFSI quattro 272 άλογα 9τάχυτο S tronic
Πετρελαιοκινητήρες Απόδοση Κιβώτιο
Audi A4 1.6 TDI 120 άλογα 6τάχυτο μηχανικό
Audi A4 2.0 TDI 125 άλογα 6τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο/9τάχυτο S tronic
Audi A4 2.0 TDI 150 άλογα 6τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο/9τάχυτο S tronic
Audi A4 2.0 TDI 177 άλογα 6τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο/9τάχυτο S tronic
Audi A4 2.0 TDI quattro 177 άλογα 6τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο/9τάχυτο S tronic
Audi A4 2.0 TDI quattro 190 άλογα 6τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο/9τάχυτο S tronic
Audi A4 2.0 TDI 220 άλογα 6τάχυτο μηχανικό
Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro 218 άλογα 9τάχυτο S tronic
Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro 260 άλογα 9τάχυτο S tronic
Plug-in υβριδική έκδοση Ιπποδύναμη Κιβώτιο
Audi A4 e-quattro (e-tron) 2.0 TDI 190 άλογα + 136 άλογα από δύο ηλεκτροκινητήρες 9τάχυτο S tronic

 

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler at Annual Press Conference: “We delivered more in 2014 than promised”

  • Audi Group 2014: revenue of over €50 billion, operating profit above €5 billion, operating return on sales of 9.6 percent
  • High level of financial strength demonstrated by net cash flow of €3 billion and profit before tax of approximately €6 billion
  • Audi CEO Rupert Stadler: “After a very positive start to this year, we aim to achieve a new record for unit sales in 2015”

With a new record for deliveries of more than 1.74 million automobiles, Audi for the first time increased its revenue to more than €53 billion in 2014. Operating profit amounted to €5.15 billion and the operating return on sales of 9.6 percent was at the upper end of the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent. After taking increased financial income into consideration, profit before tax increased to approximately €6 billion. The return on sales before tax was 11.1 percent. By 2020, Audi plans to expand its product range to 60 models. The brand with the Four Rings will therefore invest more than €24 billion in new products and technologies by 2019, and is continually expanding its global production network. Worldwide, the Audi Group plans to recruit more than 6,000 new employees in 2015 to strengthen its workforce with experts as it moves along its strategic growth path. The company intends to deliver more premium cars than in the previous year once again in 2015.

At the Annual Press Conference held at its headquarters in Ingolstadt on Tuesday, AUDI AG presented its key figures for financial year 2014 and an outlook for 2015. Board of Management Chairman Rupert Stadler stated, “We delivered more in 2014 than promised. After a very positive start to this year, we aim to achieve a new record for unit sales in 2015.” This year, the company will start the next stage of its model initiative with the new Audi Q7, the new Audi R8 and the new Audi A4 family.

Audi delivered a convincing performance in 2014 despite a heterogeneous market environment, and increased its unit sales in all regions. The Ingolstadt company set new records for unit sales in a total of 50 countries. Worldwide, it sold 1,741,129 automobiles of the Audi brand to its customers (2013: 1,575,480), representing an increase of 10.5 percent (2013: 8.3 percent). Audi therefore significantly surpassed its original unit-sales target of 1.7 million automobiles. The Audi Group increased its revenue to €53,787 million (2013: €49,880 million): growth of 7.8 percent compared with the previous year.

Despite high advance expenditure for the expansion of international production structures as well as for new models and technologies – in particular to fulfill increasingly strict CO2 regulations around the world – the Audi Group increased its operating profit by 2.4 percent to €5,150 million (2013: €5,030 million). At the same time, the company invested approximately €4.5 billion in 2014, nearly €1 billion more than in 2013. The operating return on sales was 9.6 percent (2013: 10.1 percent), and thus at the top end of the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent.

The Audi Group’s selling expenses increased at a lower rate than revenue: plus 5.5 percent to €4,895 million (2013: €4,641 million), although the company delivered significantly more automobiles to its customers and supplied its dealers with numerous new models.

Financial income of €841 million was significantly higher than in 2013 (€293 million). It includes Audi’s share of the operating profit of the Chinese joint‑venture company FAW‑VW Automotive Company, which is consolidated at equity. Overall, the Audi Group increased its profit before tax by 12.5 percent to €5,991 million (2013: €5,323 million). Return on sales before tax improved from 10.7 percent in 2013 to 11.1 percent last year, providing further evidence of the company’s strong profitability.

Board of Management Member for Finance Axel Strotbek stated to approximately 350 journalists in Ingolstadt: “Our key financials show that we are preparing systematically for the future and nevertheless operating very profitably.” Despite high levels of advance expenditure, the company achieved an operating return on sales at the upper end of its strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent.

From January through December 2014, Audi invested nearly 25 percent more than in the previous year, setting a new record with an amount of over €4.5 billion. By 2019, the company plans to invest a total of €24 billion. The focus will be on technical innovations and new models. In addition, the manufacturer of premium automobiles intends to expand its worldwide production structures. Once again, all investments are to be funded out of the cash flow from operating activities.

“In view of our upcoming record investment, we will continue our systematic focus on efficiency, because we want to achieve a net cash inflow of more than €2 billion in 2015,” stated Strotbek. Despite increased investment, the net cash inflow of €3.0 billion in 2014 was only slightly lower than the prior-year figure of €3.2 billion.

At December 31, 2014, the Audi Group’s net liquidity amounted to €16.3 billion and was thus €1.6 billion higher than the figure of €14.7 billion a year earlier.

By 2020, Audi intends to expand its product range from the current 52 to 60 models. At the Annual Press Conference, Board of Management Member for Technology Ulrich Hackenberg explained, “The new models Audi Q7, Audi R8 and Audi A4 are the highlights of our model initiative in 2015.” The company will continue to thrill its customers worldwide with pioneering technologies and progressive automobiles with the sporty Audi DNA.

At the beginning of this year, Audi presented the new Audi Q7 in Detroit; this SUV is up to 325 kilograms lighter than its predecessor and about 26 percent more efficient. The new Audi Q7 e-tron quattro debuted at the Geneva Motor Show last week. It is the first plug‑in hybrid with a diesel engine and quattro drive. In the coming years, Audi will systematically electrify the drive trains of its entire model portfolio.

Audi is a pioneer of piloted driving. The company has often demonstrated that it has a full mastery of complex technologies. In October 2014, an Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept lapped the Grand Prix racetrack in Hockenheim – without a driver and at speeds of up to 240 km/h. In early January, the brand with the Four Rings set a new record. Journalists traveled approximately 900 km from Silicon Valley to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in an Audi in piloted‑driving mode. The Audi A7 Sportback piloted driving concept performed exceptionally well in this long-distance test under real everyday conditions. Audi thus once again demonstrated its piloted driving technologies are ready for series production.

Innovations are based on ideas from the employees. The company therefore strengthened its teams of experts in the fields of lightweight construction, connectivity and electric mobility once again last year: “We recruited about 4,500 new employees in Germany,” said Thomas Sigi, Board of Management Member for Human Resources. “With their know-how, we will shape the mobility of tomorrow and will provide new impetus.”

Meanwhile, more than 80,000 people work for the Audi Group worldwide. The company grew by 5,732 employees in 2014. At the Annual Press Conference, the Audi Board of Management thanked all of the employees for their great efforts and commitment. Once again, AUDI AG is letting its workforce participate in the company’s success of the previous year: Employees at the sites in Germany paid according to collective bargaining agreements will receive an average profit‑sharing bonus of €6,540.

In order to strengthen its workforce with qualified personnel as it moves along its strategic growth path, Audi will continue to recruit in 2015. In Germany alone, the brand with the Four Rings intends to bring 4,000 new employees on board this year; worldwide, more than 6,000 new employees will enhance the brand’s “Vorsprung durch Technik.”

The company plans to continue its growth in the current year and to deliver significantly more automobiles of the Audi brand than in 2014. A challenging factor in this respect is that the economic environment is hard to forecast in 2015. At the same time, Audi has growing advance expenditure for new production capacities, innovative technologies and attractive cars. Another factor is a significant increase in the intensity of competition in key markets and the technological shift within the automotive industry towards alternative drive systems, in particular to fulfill increasingly strict CO2 regulations worldwide.

Along with the targeted growth in unit sales, the Audi Group’s revenue will also rise, depending on general economic conditions. Once again, the company anticipates an operating return on sales within the strategic target corridor of eight to ten percent.

In order to support the quality of its growth strategy, the company has for many years been increasing its efficiency and optimizing its costs. Audi also works continually on improving the quality of its revenue. In addition, the company is currently strengthening these measures with a fitness program to ensure that it maintains its success over the long term vis-à-vis its premium competitors.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the models named above:

Audi A4: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 10,7 – 4; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 249 – 104

Audi Q7: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8,3 –5,7; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 193 – 149

Audi R8: Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 14,9 –12,4; Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 349 – 289