Audi has unveiled the next-generation Audi A4 and A4 Avant, developed with a high priority on the reduction of CO2 emissions. Among other developments, the new A4 is the launch vehicle for the new high-efficiency 2.0L TFSI based on Miller cycle, introduced by Audi earlier this year at the Vienna Motor Symposium. The A4 Sedan and the A4 Avant will be launched in the market this fall.
The new models deliver CO2 emissions as low as 95 grams per kilometer for the A4 Sedan 2.0 TDI ultra with 110 kW (150 hp). Although compared with the previous model the car’s dimensions have grown, its weight has been reduced by up to 120 kilograms (kgs.). The body of the new Audi models is one of the lightest in its class due to an intelligent material mix and lightweight construction.
In Europe, the new Audi A4 and A4 Avant will be available with a choice of three TFSI and four TDI engines, delivering maximum power of between 110 kW (150 hp) and 200 kW (272 hp).
Compared with the previous model, their fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 21%, while their power output has increased by up to 25%. All engines comply with the Euro 6 emission limits, so the TDI has been labeled a clean diesel. There is a standard 12-liter tank or an optional 24-litre tank for the required AdBlue additive.
The standard, start-stop system has also been further improved and comes with new features to reduce fuel consumption further: When the driver stops at a red light, the engine can already be deactivated.