Audi adds 1.9 TDI e to European A4 lineup

Audi is adding another diesel model to their compact A4 lineup in Europe with the 1.9 TDI e. The new 1.9L diesel has 115 hp and can get the A4 up to 62 mph in just over 11 seconds. More importantly, it can go over 45 miles on every US gallon of diesel while only emitting 137 g of CO2 per km. The efficient engine is combined with a wide-ratio six speed gearbox that helps keep the engine spinning as slow as possible. Audi also trimmed the weight of the new model with items like an aluminum hood along, low rolling resistance tires and aero tweaks. The TDI e is available as either a sedan or wagon and starts at €28,300.

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Ingolstadt, 2 May 2007
Audi A4 1.9 TDI e – only 5.2 l diesel / 100 km and 137 g CO2 / km

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 TDIe 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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