by: Frederick Boucher [ ]
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IntroHerpa just introduced this new Audi A4 Limo – designed in cooperation with the Audi’s design department. This is model 028561, one of 31 A4 models and 229 Audis.
This new 2016 style boasts a 252-horsepower2 TFSI® engine and is available quattro® all-wheel drive. It is called a limousine, which is a term for a sedan in some countries, not to be confused with a luxury sedan or saloon car generally driven by a chauffeur and with a partition between the driver and the passenger compartment.
Audi A4 ® LimousineHerpa safely packs these models in a flexible plastic box that does a splendid job of protecting the model from mishandling.
Herpa's model features excellent molding and factory assembly. I found no flaws - flash, sprue burrs, ejector marks, nor glue smears. Surface detail includes raised and recessed detail, as appropriate. Underneath is a token chassis. Plastic-rubber hybrid tires surround the finely detailed hubcaps. Clear plastic windows free of distortion allows one to see inside and admire the interior.
Herpa's tooling allows small fine detail.
DetailFine tread detail is molded along the rims of the tires but not on the entire surface. Tiny windshield wipers are molded along the windscreen. Fine grille detail up front complements fine exhaust pipes in back.
Through that windshield you can see a detailed interior of seats, steering wheel, consoles, dashboard, and a separate attached rear view mirror!
Two attached side mirrors detail the exterior. So do clear lenses that simulate the head and brake lights. The rear lenses are tinted.
FinishWhether painted or molded in color, this A4 has a shiny finish. This model is painted brillantschwarz / brilliant black. Herpa detailed trim it with chrome silver including tiny Audi emblems. printed on the back are the symbol and "A4". Herpa does not use decals.
ConclusionThis model A4 limo is a fine model of a modern Audi. It features excellent molding, separately applied mirrors, clear lenses for head and tail lights, and an excellent finish.
I do not have much criticism, just the lack of full tread detail on the tires.
Current-era HO train modelers, car modelers and collectors should all appreciate this model. Recommended.
Please remeber to tell vendors and retailers that you saw this model here - at RailRoad Modeling.