• May 2, 2007
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Audi today unveiled it's new, efficient, and clean-running A4 1.9 TDI e. The 115-horsepower sedan drinks diesel fuel at a rate of just 5.3L per 100km -- over 44 mpg -- when equipped with a six-speed manual, and emits C02 at a rate of 137g/km. The car also incorporates features like a shift indicator in the main gauge cluster, which recommends gear changes (up or down) to help maximize efficiency based on driving circumstances. In addition, the car's gearing and engine management electronics are set up to maximize economy. Low rolling resistance tires, weight reduction measures and aero bits like an integrated spoiler from the automaker's S line accessory suite also contribute to the cause. It's not a threat to any land speed records with an 11.2-second 0-62 time, but that's not the point of the car. This is an attractive package that combines the A4's good looks and fine interior with a drivetrain that delivers Yaris-besting fuel economy numbers. It's for Europe only, but we're sure there'd be a long list of people willing to plunk a down payment on the salesman's desk if an A4 with these stats were available on this side of the Atlantic. Pricing in Europe starts at € 28.300.

[Source: Audi AG]

PRESS RELEASE:
Audi A4 1.9 TDI e – only 5.2 l diesel / 100 km and 137 g CO2 / km
A clean best-seller

Audi is extending its highest-volume model series, the Audi A4, adding two new, particularly efficient models. With an output of 115 bhp, the A4 1.9 TDI e, available as a saloon and as an Avant, offers powerful propulsion and high efficiency. The A4 1.9 TDI e accelerates to 100 km/h in just 11.2 seconds and on up to a maximum speed of 201 km/h, which makes its fuel consumption data all the most astonishing. Indeed, the A4 1.9 TDI e saloon with a manual 6-speed gearbox requires just 5.2 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres and emits merely 137 g CO2 / km.

State-of-the-art TDI engine technology and an array of features enable the driver to make even more efficient use of fuel. The best example is the gearshift display. Located in the instrument cluster in the driver's central line of vision, it indicates the best time to move up or down to the next gear, depending on the given situation. In terms of consumption in particular, it is important that the driver takes full advantage of the vehicle's potential. The new gearshift display provides valuable information to ensure a fuel-saving driving style.

The A4 furthermore has markedly high transmission ratios for gears 3 to 6, which contribute to lower fuel consumption. The engine electronics too are engineered for economy. With various weight-reduction measures, including the aluminium bonnet and low-rolling-resistance tyres in size 205/55 R16, in addition to aerodynamic features – such as the saloon's integrated S line rear spoiler – the A4 1.9 TDI e is highly compatible with everyday use and offers particularly economical mobility.

Following the success of the A3 1.9 TDI e, Audi is now applying this integral efficiency concept in a second high-volume model series. The basic price of the A4 1.9 TDI e is € 28.300. The A4 2.0 TFSI e is also available.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      #35 the Audi 80 duo was avaible since 1994 the A4 duo was avaible since 1997... because both cars completly flooped(They sold only 90 A4 Hybrid!!!) Audi realized that there was no Hybridcar market in Germany at that time. I am not talking about Audi 100Avant Hybrid Prototype from 1983 and the second hybrid Prototype Audi 100 from 1991.
      • 7 Years Ago
      28300 euros = 38,497 USD.

      There is no way I would pay that much for such a car. You are in Corvette, 3-series territory with that. You have exceeded STi and Evo. Why why why

      no.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "There is no way I would pay that much for such a car. You are in Corvette, 3-series territory with that. You have exceeded STi and Evo. Why why why"

      I'm really hoping this post was a joke. Nobody can be this thick...can they?
      • 7 Years Ago
      ...not to mention the overall package is way more enticing then The Rainbow sticker crowd favorite, the Yaris.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hello...Jetta diesal. What is the difference b/t a Jetta diesal (which you can buy in the US already) and this Audi A4?
      Yep...you guessed it...PRICE!!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      #10...my first car was a 1994 Ford Escort wagon. Now if you know anything about the Escort, they never set any speed records. I have an old Motor Trend magazine with a review of the 1993 Ford Escort wagon. 0-60 times were in the low 13 second range. I drove a ton of times on the freeway and could EASILY merge with traffic. I never had one problem. If people know how to drive, they can merge into traffic with anything.

      #21...Hybrid vs. diesel powered luxo sedan. Great comparison...not. Now, if this A4 had a hybrid system, I am sure it would get hell of a lot better fuel mileage. You are comparing apple to oranges, buddy.

      Anyways, I think this is kind of cool. I like it. I personally dont care how slow this thing is but if it can return great gas mileage, sign me up!
      • 7 Years Ago
      When did Audi ever sell the Duo? I thought it was nothing more then a test car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      No offense, but if it's sold here it won't be $38,000...that I can guarantee you.
      • 7 Years Ago
      #31 Audi was the first manufactor ever who sold hybrids cars to the public... Audii had two models on the market befor Toyota showed up with the first Prius Hybrid.
      The Audi 80 duo and the Audi A4 duo (1.9 TDI diesel hybrid!)... both models flopped completly because of the extrem diesel boom during that time in Europe... the flooping Audi hybrids were the reason that companys like Mercedes and VW stoped all their hybrid research (they partly worked on it since the 1970´s) and concentrated on the diesel boom with new modern diesel engines..
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just checked VW's site...can you still order diesal Jettas???
      VW/Audi is doing a better job at making the Jetta/A4 look a bit different, but I always thought they shared the same platform. A3=Golf, A4=Jetta, A6=Passat, A8=Phaeton.
      You can get the same engine in both vehicles, at least that's how it appears in this comparison below.

      Obviously the Audi is going upscale with interior, but based on specs the cars are remarkably similar.

      Jetta = http://www.edmunds.com/new/2007/volkswagen/jetta/100778036/specs.html

      A4 = http://www.edmunds.com/new/2007/audi/a4/100761274/specs.html
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dan...huh? YOU may not want this car. But there are other people out there who will pay for it. Just because you dont see the point doesnt mean there isnt a reason for it. People will buy it because of the Audi name. And seeing as Europe is obsessed about diesel, it will probably do fine. And who says this thing is a Yaris competitor? If anyone believes it is, they deserve to be shot. The Yaris and A4 are obviously in different categories...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Where is the new A4?

      What about Audi's short stroke version of the 3.1V6, the new 2.8? That would be perfect with multitronic, and then have the 3.1 be quattro standard. Both have direct injection and the Audi Valvelift system.
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