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Our British friends now have a couple of new engine options to choose from in the Audi A4, including a lower-powered version of the 2.0L TDI diesel. The new diesel is rated at 119hp and 214hp and is rated at 46mpg (U.S.) on the EU combined cycle. In spite of the lower output, the A4 still gets to 62mph in a perfectly reasonable 10.7 sec. The carbon dioxide emissions of the A4 TDI are rated at 134g/km. These are very respectable numbers for a mid-sized sedan of this type.
In my write-up on driving Audi's new A4 3.0 TDI the other day, there were some comments on why Audi would choose to offer the 3.0L V-6 diesel. The fact is that Audi actually offers an array of six different engines and four transmissions in various combinations. With gasoline engines of 1.8L, 2.0L and 3.2L or diesels of 2.0L, 2.7L and 3.0L European buyers get plenty of choice. They also get to choose among six speed automatic or manual transmissions, a seven speed dual clutch gearbox or a CVT. H