- May 2, 2007
Audi unveils A4 with Yaris-beating fuel economy...in Europe
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]
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.