• Aug 27, 2007
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Though the new Audi A4 is supposed to debut next month in Frankfurt, a single shot of Ingolstadt's most important four-door has appeared on the web over at the AutoWeek.nl forums. It appears to be the very real deal, and is accompanied by some specific info, which we've done our best to translate and provide in easy to digest morsels below.
  • Details on the new Audi A4
  • 4.7 meters long, 1.83 meters wide
  • .27 coeffcient of drag
  • Base engine is 1.8L TFSI producing 160 hp
  • 3.2L V6 FSI available producing 260 hp
  • 2.0, 2.7 and 3.0L diesels available
  • Six standard airbags
  • Interior similar to A5, A6, and Q7
That's all the info we could glean from the Dutch text accompanying the pic, though we're sure Audi will have much more to reveal in a weeks at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Thanks for the tip, Tom!

[Source: AutoWeek.nl]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      i'm still hoping this is not really new A4, cause exterior is really uninspiring and boring. I am sure that interior and engines are great but exterior is such a letdown. it almost looks like like a hyundai sonata.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Scott must be like that guy that everyone has in their group of friends that makes out like a million bucks while everyone else gets crapped on...I mean, to have that many Audis and BMWs and to have "no problems?" Gimme a break, even if you had that many Toyotas, Hondas, or whatever other reliable car you may think of - you'd gonna have some problems! Quit exaggerating already. You KNOW that Audi/VW has a reliability problem reputation-wise. Even worse is their dealer customer satisfaction problem. these are both DOCUMENTED. They are reflected in higher depreciation rates than BMW and Lexus. And how many marques can you name that have websites dedicated to choosing the least evil dealership in your area a la Audi/VW? Just get over it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually, that's not true. I've had zero problems on my TDIs (180,000 miles and 80,000 miles), had issues with my Audi 100 back in the 90s (200,000 miles), but this is post y2k. I've also had zero problems with my jetta/gti (30,000 miles, 8,000 miles) and camry hybrid (10,000 miles). People relating their honest experiences, especially those capable of regularly maintaining their cars, aren't automatically being deceitful. The dealers are horrid, i've only found one capable one in southern california, but I only visit it for regular service intervals.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Something is fishy here. Wouldn't the base engine be the 2.0T instead of the 1.8 they have listed here?
        • 7 Years Ago
        European, not USA. Here we'll get a 2.0T with about 225 hp (boosted from 07's 200 hp).
      • 7 Years Ago
      Darn mouse has a mind of its own sometimes, I swear. Hit reply when I meant to add a new comment. Anyhow, as I was saying before I interrupted myself... It's a nice looking car. Pity the reliability is likely to be on par with current Audi products.
        • 7 Years Ago
        what do you mean about poor reliability? My mother has had 2 Audi A4s in 6 years time and they were both excellent cars. Never one issue. SO what do u mean ??
      • 7 Years Ago
      The rear is a carbon copy of the A5. Same goes for the interior. All in all...I want one.
        • 7 Years Ago
        My educated speculation and Carscoop's description of the car. Carscoop received tons of official images of the new A4 before the embargo date by an anonymous reader today. Lucky bastards (no offence meant)!
        • 7 Years Ago
        My educated speculation and Carscoop's description of the car. Carscoop received tons of official images of the new A4 before the embargo date by an anonymous reader today. Lucky bastards (no offence meant)!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks great!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is new?

      Boring. The A4 hasn't been attractive since they dumped the first one. It just got generic after that and this changes nothing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      except**
      • 7 Years Ago
      It doesnt look much different than last years model, at least from the front. What I'm wondering is why there is only a 5 HP bump for the 3.2.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Audi is using their 'VTEC' (audi valvelift system) to optimize mileage & emissions (they also removed the tumble flaps- sort of redundant now) via swirl, from different lift for each valve on the low speed cams. (On the 2.8 economy V6, 2 & 5.7mm for low, 11mm for full lift)

        a 10hp upgrade isn't nothing, probably half that gain is from the new exhaust system routing/manifold, and maybe the other five comes from an extra 0.5mm of valve lift.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another capable awesome looking car that will work and look great 365 days a year that won't come close to BMW and Volvo sales.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ Youfacethetick - Volvo generally outsells Audi for a few reasons. They have a better track record for reliability, they offer very usable products, and their products are usually priced a little lower the the Audi's in the same category.

        @ Kevin - Clearly I should of worded my comment a little more carefully. I was basically trying to say that and Audi is a great sports sedan in the sun and a snowplow in the winter. Plus seating for fiveish and a trunk.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Volvo sells well? Where?
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ SPG:
        "Work great 365 days a year"?

        Have you owned/do you own an Audi product? And if so, what? o.O
        • 7 Years Ago
        Volvo sold world wide 2006 426.535cars
        Audi sold world wide 2006 926.180cars

        who does not come close in sales numbers?

        The US market is not representing the world it is less than 30% of the world wide car market... only because on company is successfull in the USA means NOT it is world wide successfull
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Internet as a Platform Will Continuously Evolve

      Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, an NBA franchise, and Chairman of HDNet, the richest blogger in the world claims The Internet is Dean and Boring days ago in his blog. Why? Here is his reason: Every new technological, mechanical or intellectual breakthrough has its day, days, months and years. But they don’t rule forever. That’s the reality… Just like wheels, printing presses, cars, TV, radio, electricity, water…Its very difficult to develop applications on a platform that is ever changing…

      Well, Mark Cuban draws a wrong conclusion though his observations are right. Why?

      1. The slow adoption of high-speed broadband during past 5 years in the US is not a problem of the Internet, or the proof of the Internet innovation stalls, it is a matter of domestic policy issues

      2. From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0, the Internet has demonstrated its continuous evolution as a great platform in endorsing lot of application-level innovations, such as Wiki, Blog, Social Networking, Podcast, just to name a few

      3. The continuously evolving of the Internet is good instead of bad, actually the innovation of the Internet itself is not fast enough, and that is why we call for Internet 2.0 to serve upcoming Web 3.0 better


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      • 7 Years Ago
      There is little changed since the last A4... Rear is nice but front is almost the same :| Strange! 3series and even C-class look better...
        • 7 Years Ago
        The E90 (New 3) is like a girl you'd do only if she put a paper bag over her head.
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