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All-new Audi A4 awarded 5 stars in Euro NCAP test

The new Audi A4 can now be considered amongst the safest in its field of competitors after being awarded five stars by Euro NCAP for adult and child safety and also for pedestrian protection.

As well as the five stars, the Audi A4 has also been given the "Euro NCAP advanced" special award for its standard-fit multicollision brake assist system and Audi pre sense basic which is available as an option. Multicollision brake assist automatically brakes the car in the event of an accident to help reduce skidding and the risk of further collisions. The optional pre sense basic has the ability to tighten the seat belts in the lead up to a collision and can close the windows and sunroof.

Another safety feature in the A4 is Audi pre sense city, which is also fitted as standard. At speeds of up to 52.8mph, the system checks whether there are other cars or pedestrians in the path of the A4. If there is the risk of a collision then it warns the driver in stages, first with a visual and acoustic warning, next a jolt of the brakes and finally an automatic emergency brake application if required.

A whole range of other assitance features go on to enahnce the safety of the all-new A4. Collision avoidance assist helps the driver manoeuvre around obstacles, turn assist monitors oncoming traffic when turning across the flow of traffic at speed. If it detects danger it can brake the A4 to a complete stop if necessary to prevent a turn when there is oncoming traffic. Additionally, exit warning reduces the risk of injury when opening the doors through the use of LEDs that light up red to warn the occupants not to open the doors when other vehicles are approaching from behind.

Euro NCAP's five star system helps consumers compare the safety of vehicles. The rating is determined from a series of tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP and the number of stars reflects how well the car performs and is also influenced by what safety equipment the manufacturer is offering in each market. You can find out more about Euro NCAP on their website.

The all-new Audi A4 is available to order at your nearest Lookers Audi, visit the dedicated A4 model page to find out more.