Here’s another model to add to the several thousand A4s there already are.
In another in the series of ‘Here’s an even lower emission model than the last one’ series, Audi has announced details of the Audi A4 2.0 TDIe, a 2.0 litre A4 which manages to cut emissions and lower fuel consumption.
The A4 TDIe will supplement the existing A4 2.0 litre TDI range – 118bhp, 141bhp and 158bhp – and becomes the third Audi to get the ‘e’ badge – the others being the Audi A3 1.9 TDIe and the Audi A6 2.0 TDIe
Audi’s range of TDIe cars use a very similar route to other manufacturers to achieve some pretty spectacular headline figures. This new A4 2.0 TDIe gets the same frugal engine as the A6 2.0 TDIe, which offers 134bhp from it 2.0 litre common-rail diesel. That translates in to 143 mph and 0-60mph in 9.5 seconds. But it also returns an avearage of 61.4 mpg and CO2 emissions of 120g/km.
The tweaks to the regular A4 2.0 TDI include a slippery under-body, tweaks to the aerodynamics, longer gear ratios, low rolling resistance tyres and power steering that only works when required. But the A4 TDIe also gets Audi’s Start-Stop technology and regenerative braking.
A pretty impressive package which, when you realise it also has the Sports version of the A4’s suspension as standard, should still be a good drive.
UK prices start at £23,340 and first customer cars will be delivered in October.