Thursday, November 4, 2010

Audi boosts A4 2.0 TDI efficiency to over 53 MPG

. Thursday, November 4, 2010

Starting immediately, two new versions of Audi's A4 2.0 TDI will be available in Germany. Further improving efficiency, the new A4 2.0 TDI sedan and Avant consume an average of just 53.46 mpg and 51.13 mpg (4.4 and 4.6 liters of diesel per 100 km) respectively. In addition to the low fuel consumption, the new 2.0 TDI-powered A4 sedan emits just 115 grams of CO2 per km (120 grams for Avant), a reduction of four (nine for Avant) grams of CO2 - adding even more "green" to Audi's clean diesel lineup.

- Sedan emits 115 grams of CO2 per kilometer (185.07 grams per mile)
- Powerful two-liter TDI with 100 kW (136 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque - Potent technologies from the modular efficiency platform

Ingolstadt, 11/4/10 - Audi is further improving the efficiency of its models. Starting immediately, two new versions of the best-selling A4 that consume less fuel than ever are available in Germany. The sedan consumes just 4.4 liters of diesel per 100 km (53.46 US mpg) on average, with CO2 emissions of 115 grams per km (185.07 g/mile). These same figures for the A4 Avant are 4.6 liters (51.13 US mpg) and 120 grams (193.12). CO2 emissions have been reduced by four and nine grams, respectively, compared with the previous models.

Efficiency at Audi does not come at the expense of sportiness. The new models have powerful engines. Their two-liter TDI generates 100 kW (136 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque, the latter of which is available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. The sedan accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 9.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 215 km/h (133.59 mph); the Avant completes the standard sprint in 9.8 seconds and reaches 208 km/h (129.25 mph).

The two new A4 models use the technologies from Audi’s modular efficiency platform. All the gear ratios of their six-speed manual transmissions were lengthened slightly, and the forged 16-inch alloy wheels are shod with 206/60 tires that have been optimized with respect to rolling resistance. Aerodynamic tweaks to the body and a lower ride height improves the drag coefficient, while the on-board computer with efficiency program gives the driver tips about when to shift and on fuel-efficient driving.

Audi offers the two new efficiency top models in the A4 series in the Attraction trim line. The Audi A4 2.0 TDI (100 kW 115 g CO2/km) has a base price of €31,600; prices for the A4 Avant 2.0 TDI (100 kW 120 g CO2/km) start at €33,250.

*Pictured: 2010 A4 TDI e Sedan (including engine) and 2010 A4 Avant

Source: Audi