One of Audi’s most important models, the new-generation A4 and A4 Avant, were revealed today ahead of 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Compared with its predecessor, the Audi A4 is up to 120 kg (264.6 lb) lighter, depending on the engine. According to the German carmaker, the new A4 is lighter thanks to an intelligent material mix and lightweight construction.
In Germany, the new models will be launched with seven engines, three TFSI and four TDI. The entry-level petrol engine is the 1.4-liter TFSI, which produces 150 hp (110 kW) and 250 Nm (184.4 lb-ft) of torque. Bolted to a seven-speed S Tronic transmission, the engine pushes the A4 Sedan from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.9 seconds, while top speed is 210 km/h (130.5 mph). Meanwhile, the A4 Avant hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.9 seconds and offers a top speed of 210 km/h (130.5 mph).
Fuel consumption of this engine is 4.9 l/100 km (48.0 US mpg) in the A4 Sedan, while CO2 emissions are 114 g/km. The 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine delivers 252 hp (185 kW) and 370 Nm (272.9 lb-ft) of torque. Using the seven-speed S Tronic, the A4 Sedan hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.8 seconds, while top speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph, while the A4 Avant needs 6.0 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) and offers the same top speed.
The Sedan with front-wheel drive and S Tronic consumes 5.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (41.3 US mpg and emits 129 g of CO2 per km). Audi will offer a second version of the 2.0 TFSI engine on the ultra model, delivering 190 hp (140 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. The A4 Sedan ultra will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.3 seconds, while top speed is 240 km/h (149.1 mph).
The A4 Avant ultra accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds, with a top speed limited at 238 km/h (147.9 mph). The Sedan will be able to consume just 4.8 l/100 km (49 US mpg), while the Avant needs 5.0 liters (47 US mpg).
When it comes to diesel engines, the 2.0-liter TDI is expected to be the bestseller and will arrive in two versions: the first one delivers 150 hp (110 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque, while the seconds delivers 190 hp (140 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. The less powerful version bolted to a seven-speed S Tronic can push the Sedan from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.7 seconds while top speed is 219 km/h (136.1 mph), while the Avant needs 9.0 seconds offers a top speed of 213 km/h (132.4 mph). Using the manual six-speed transmission, the Sedan offers a fuel consumption of just 3.8 l/100 km (61.9 US mpg), while the Avant uses 4.0 liters per 100 km (58.8 US mpg).
The more powerful 2.0-liter TDI with 190 hp (140 kW) offers a fuel consumption of 4.1 l/100 km (57.4 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 107 grams per km. Bolted to the S Tronic automatic transmission which delivers the power to the front wheels, the A4 Sedan hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.7 seconds, while the Avant needs 7.9 seconds.
Top speed is limited at 237 km/h (147.3 mph) for the sedan and 231 km/h (143.5) mph. Audi says that two of the TDI engine will also receive ultra versions. The A4 ultra with manual transmission and 110 kW (150 hp) has NEDC fuel consumption of just 3.7 liters per 100 kilometers (63.6 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 95 grams per kilometer (152.9 g/mi); the corresponding A4 Avant ultra consumes 3.8 l/100 km (61.9 US mpg) and emits 99 g/km CO2 (159.3 g/mi).
Another 2.0 TDI engine will be added after the market launch with power output of 90 kW (122 hp). A 3.0-liter TDI will produce 218 hp (160 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque or 272 hp (200 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. The most powerful version pushes the A4 Sedan from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.3 seconds and to a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph), while using just 4.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (48 US mpg).