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Audi UK gets a lot of new upgrades for the 2018 A4 range, plus a special Black Edition

Audi will be offering something exciting for its United Kingdom market. The company announced that it will be adding new features as standard to the A4 range. It also confirmed the revival of the Black Edition version that was once a huge triumph for the 2018MY.

The last time the Black Edition was available for the previous A4 generation, it proved to be a success as 50 percent of UK buyers ordered them while they lasted. To make you all aware, the Black Edition will be available with any engine selection - from entry level 1.4-litre TFSI up to the most powerful 3.0-liter V6 TDI Quattro. So don’t be worried that you’ll have to get the range topper if you want the Black Edition.

Beginning with the specifications, the Black Edition comes with a set of 19-inch matt titanium five-spoke alloy wheels, or 18-inch gloss black alloys if you prefer those.

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Rendered Speculation: 2016 Audi A4 (B9)

Taking inspiration from the latest Audi models such as the A6 Facelift and A7 Sportback Facelift, RM Design decided to give us an idea of how the upcoming A4 will look like, at least in their vision. In our opinion, the renderings make perfect sense as the vehicle features stylish LED headlights, the well-known singleframe grille and follows the same design line with seen on the other models.

At the rear, there are LED taillights while the whole design is an evolution of the current model. According to our sources, the Audi A4 (B9) will be bigger, lighter and more fuel-efficient that the current model.

When it comes to powertrains, Audi will offer the well-known four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

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Oettinger unveils latest tuning program for 2014 Audi A4

Professional tuner Oettinger has unveiled its latest program for the best-selling Audi A4. The Oettinger A4 sports a front grille with glossy honeycomb as well as a design line that runs along its length through to the rear. The design line culminates in the four pipe sports exhaust in the Oettinger rear apron. The Oettinger A4 also features genuine carbon highlights.

The splitter on the vehicle’s front skirt, its diffuser aerofoil and the mirror covers are all made from carbon. Oettinger has also made available skirts with open R-Flaps not only fit Audi A4 models, but also the A4L version of the B8 facelift that is distinct to China. The saloon/sedan will feature Oettinger roof and rear spoilers, combining sportiness and elegance.

All body parts for the Oettinger A4 are made from high quality RIM. Completing the elegant and sporty look of the a version of the new Oettinger A4 are 19” Oettinger RXX sports rim, available in in silver or black, gloss or matt or with red detailing.

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Audi to offer TDI engine as option for the 2014 A4 sedan in the US

Audi will be offering a TDI engine as an option for its next-generation A4 sedan in the United States as it extends its target to sell more diesel engines in the country. Audi will be rolling out a new version of the A4 in 2014. Audi skipped the current model in November 2012 when it disclosed plans to offer four more TDI models in the US.

Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America, said that dealerships in the US will receive the Audi A4 with a two-liter TDI engine after the new generation arrives. Audi’s decision to offer a TDI engine-powered A4 in the US reflects a strategy to meet rising corporate average fuel economy standards without jeopardizing torque.

Although diesel is more expensive than regular unleaded gasoline in the US, brands like Jeep, Chevrolet and Mazda have recently launched diesel-powered models to take advantage of their better fuel economy. Keogh said that Audi decided to wait on plans to roll out a TDI version of the A4 to the US until the model’s redesign.

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Audi has presented the facelifted A4 that will arrive at European showrooms in January. The U.S. market won’t have to wait long as the restyled A4 will be offered there in June or July as a 2013 model. The European A4 will be available as the sedan, wagon, Allroad quattro and top-performance S4 versions. Audi claims that the S4 can accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph in five seconds.

It also said that it has a limited top speed of 155 mph and that it has a 29.4 mpg fuel-economy rating on the European test. The reworked A4 is up against the new versions of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the BMW 3-Series.

What the new A4 has been given are some styling revisions, its engines for Europe have also been modified and interior quality is improved. The new A4 model will be available with a two engines: a 2.0 liter TFSI engine with 211 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque (A4 and Allroad) and 3.0 liter TFSI engine with 333 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque (S4)The changes to the exterior include a new front styling with headlamps that have more curves. It also comes with reworked LED running lamps that appear as a continuous band.

Read the entire article 2013 Audi A4 Facelift introduced at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Audi introduced a new variant of its Allroad wagon at the Detroit Auto Show. Set to arrive in showrooms in the spring, the Allroad is built on A4 underpinnings and will be the replacement of the Avant variant in Audi's U.S. lineup for the 2013 model year. Audi hasn’t offered the Allroad in the U.S. since 2005. The wagon is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine, which has an output of 211 hp and 258 pounds-feet of torque.

It is mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive. It has bold styling features that include a single-frame grille with vertical uprights as well as matte or body-colored wheel arches and bumpers. Its function is boosted with stainless steel skid plates and side sills. It has also received elevated roof rails.

Compared to the A4 Avant, the Allroad is wider, taller and has more ground clearance. Meanwhile, the Allroad has 27 cubic feet of cargo space and when the seats are folded down, there is 50 cubic feet. Its standard equipment includes a panoramic sunroof and eight-way power seats. Heated seats and upgraded audio are optional. A three-spoke steering wheel and paddle shifters are offered in the sport package.

Read the entire article 2012 Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Audi A4 Allroad returns to the United States

Audi revealed today the facelifted version of the A4, one of its most popular models that will hit the showrooms in January 2012 in Europe, while the United States market will get it in June or July as a 2013 model. As you can see form the photos, the 2012 Audi A4 comes with a new set of headlamps, just like the revamped A5, more lines on the hood, a new six-corner single-frame grille (painted gray on the models powered by four-cylinder engines and black on six-cylinder models), a restyled bumper with new trapezoid-shaped fog lamps, a new rear bumper with twin chrome tailpipes, and new taillamps featuring the LED technology.

Under the hood, we find the brand new 1.8-liter four-cylinder TFSI delivering 125 kW (170 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque.

The average consumption in the A4 Sedan is limited to 5.6 liters per 100 km (42.0 US mpg), or 134 grams CO2 per km (215.65 g/mile). The entry-level gasoline engine is the 1.8 TFSI with 88 kW (120 hp). The 2.0 TFSI engine delivers 211 hp, while the top of the line 3.0 TFSI delivers 272 hp and 333 hp on the S4 (same as before).

Read the entire article 2012 Audi A4/A4 Avant Facelift: official details, photos, specs and price

As you may know already, Bmw will unveil later today the redesigned 3-Series sedan and as expected, these are some bad news for its main rival Audi and its aging A4. Why? Well, it’s simple as the new vehicle will hit the dealerships in early 2012, two years before Audi redesigns the A4.

And the bad news continue for Audi, as the revamped 3-Series sedan will help Bmw increase its lead over Audi with 43% in 2012 according to an IHS Automotive forecast.

The forecast is based on the fact that the 3-Series and 1-Series accounted for 49 percent of BMW's sales last year. Now, Bmw redesigned both models. "The 3 series renewal improves sales volumes and pricing power, creating an immense margin advantage," said Stefan Bauknecht, a DWS Investment fund manager in Frankfurt.

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Audi has announced that the Allroad, its jacked-up all-wheel-drive station wagon, will go back to the U.S. The A6 is the lone Audi Allroad model left that’s available in the U.S. Since that time, Audi had discontinued the A6 Avant altogether, which makes a lower-volume upgrade trim such as the Allroad quite unfeasible.

However, Audi is now working on making the Allroad come back but it will be smaller. It’s likely that the A4 Allroad would be the model that will be revived and will feature the gray bumpers, wider track, and extra ground clearance.

The A4 Allroad is offered in Europe with the 2.0-liter turbo four that’s on the A4, as well as 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter turbo-diesels. It’s also likely that there would also be a 2.0T gas engine. This coincides with the current A4′s mid-cycle facelift.

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It has been more than a decade since Audi has participated in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) but in 2011, the Audi A4 is set to return. Private race team Rob Austin Racing will enter two Audi A4s in the BTCC.

These cars will be made to the championship's all-new Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) technical regulations.

Initial testing is expected to begin in March and the team hopes to confirm drivers in January. Austin, a British Formula Three race winner, believes "that the Audi will be a race winner.”

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Audi has released the Black Edition, consisting of upgrades for its A4 and A5 S-line models. The Black Edition is available for the A4 saloon/Avant and the A5 coupe. When it comes to styling, the Black Edition has added a high-gloss black grille surround, matt black window, numberplate and foglight surrounds and 19-inch, titanium-finished alloys.

The interior features piano black finishes, iPod connection and either Audi's parking system 'Plus' with on-screen graphics for the A4 saloon or tinted windows in the Avant variants. The Black Edition is offered throughout the A4 and A5 engine range, costing £1250 over the S-line. The A4 is priced from £27,220 to £38,095, and A5’s price range is from £31,175 to £39,330.

In addition, Audi released a new Technik specification, offered for A4 saloon and Avant TDI variants. Based on the SE, Technik will install a leather interior, DVD satellite navigation, iPod connection and Audi's 'Plus' parking system. Priced from £27,270 to £35,205, the Technik models carry a premium of £915 over the SE specification.

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Audi announced today that it has received remarkable results with its best-selling A4 model, achieving an average fuel-consumption of just 4.4 liters of diesel per 100 km (53.46 US mpg), with CO2 emissions of 115 grams per km (185.07 g/mile).

Regarding the A4 Avant, this model delivered 4.6 liters (51.13 US mpg) and 120 grams (193.12) of CO2 emissions.

The models are powered by a 2.0-liter TDI engine delivering 100 kW (136 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque, the latter of which is available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm.

Read the entire article 2010 Audi A4 achieves the impossible: 53.46 US mpg average fuel consumption

Audi is the first quality brand to launch an impressive long-wheelbase model in the higher mid-size class solely for the Chinese market: the Audi A4L's wheelbase is 60 millimeters (2.36 inches) longer, which is a particular advantage to rear-seat passengers. The A4L consequently provides unequalled roominess in its sector. Built at the plant in Changchun, China, the latest Audi A4L made its opening yesterday in Beijing. Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management for Marketing and Sales at AUDI AG, and the President of the FAW-VW joint venture.

An Tiecheng, highlighted the significance of the new Audi A4L for the Chinese market. Since its international market opening the previous year, over 200,000 vehicles of the Audi A4 have been sold.

It was lately selected as the "Most Beautiful Car of the Year" by readers of Auto Bild, a German automotive magazine, and therefore overall winner of the "Auto Bild Design Award 2008". With the A4L, Audi has produced a vehicle which surpasses rivals in terms of driving comfort, luxury, spaciousness, and design.

Read the entire article 2009 Audi A4L - the new long-wheelbase A4 for the Chinese Market

It was announced by Audi that it will have an expansion of its 2009 A4 range with two new versions, one highlighting front-wheel drive and one highlighting a 6-speed manual transmission. The latest 2009 Audi A4 copies provide outstanding value and the finest fuel efficiency ratings in their individual class.

The 2009 Audi A4 2.0T FrontTrak merges the benefits of the Audi 2.0 TFSI powerplant, which lately gained a place on the list of the 2009 Ward's 10 Best Engines, and the efficient multitronic continuously adaptable transmission, or CVT. The A4 sedan currently offered with a 6-speed manual transmission provides an athletic driving sensation for those who want to shift for themselves.

The manual transmission is also coupled with Audi's efficient 2.0 TFSI powerplant together with Audi's most current generation of quattro AWD highlighting a rear torque bias for sporty handling.

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Audi always causes suspense for its customers in the US every time it comes up with an upmarket model since it does not immediately release the availability of their cars for that market. This is what happened with the R8 V10 which still remains to be announced whether the 2010 Audi A4 Allroad Quattro will make it to the North American shores.

In a matter of seven years from 2000 to 2006 the company has sold an A6 variant of the Allroad only to halt sales when it dropped to 2,429 units in the last year in the North American market. There were no justifications for the importation of the second generation of the car which remained selling in the European market.

Audi now has introduced a smaller variant that may be an appropriate replacement for the SUVs which are fast declining in popularity in the US. When Audi launched the A6 it was a high time for big SUVs and it was difficult for a new concept to rival the popularity of the SUV back then.

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As you may know already, the Audi A4 is the most popular model from the German manufacturer and that's why, STaSIS, an American tuner decided to make it a little more powerful in order to show some difference on the road. The power yield of its 2.0T 4-cylinder engine was raised to 255 hp and 294 lb-ft with an acceleration rate of 5.3 seconds from standstill to 60 mph.

STaSIS claims this is faster than the Bmw and Mercedes-Benz. It can finish the quarter-mile in 14 seconds at 97.8 mph (157km/h). These performance numbers are off the company's modified B7 A4's own but due to the European CO2 requirements this is still within normal.

To handle the new power the B8 A4's suspensions, wheels and tires were also upgraded. The next level, the Challenge Edition, gets all the improvements of the Signature Series, but comes with 20x9 wheels in high-grip Yokohama Advan street rubber in combination with STaSIS tuning on the Ohlins SL coilovers that can produce 0.99 g on the skidpad.

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Watch out for this new entry-level diesel engine that can found in the Audi Q5 SUV and the A4 Allroad Quattro crossover. A new base gasoline unit in the form of the 2.0 TSI is also available for the Q5.

The diesel engine is a 2.0-liter TDI with common rail high-pressure injection that produces 143 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm.

The base 2.0-liter TSI makes 180 hp and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque from 1,500 to 3,900 rpm. Both engines are linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Audi claims that the 2.0 TFSI accelerates the Q5 from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in 8.5 seconds while returning an average fuel consumption of 8.4 liters per 100km or 28.0mpg US.

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Two out of three models that Audi will be unveiling next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show are likely to come to North America. The A4 TDI clean diesel will make its debut with the latest edition of the firm's 3.0-liter diesel V6.

While the TDI V6 has been available in the current generation A4 since it launched early last year, the new one adds the same 2,000 BAR common rail fuel system and urea injection found on the Q7 and VW Touareg now available in the U.S. market.

US fans would probably like the V6 TDI A4 for its torque. It appears that it's likely to arrive in US shores since the gas V6 was discontinued for 2010.

Read the entire article 2010 Audi A4 TDI clean diesel and A3 TFSI coming to U.S.

By 2015, Audi's lineup from the A4 upwards will all have switched to lightweight aluminum construction, according to Autocar. That leaves only the A3 and A1 families that will be based on conventional steel monocoque chassis. The shift to hybrid aluminum construction will be made immediately on the next-generation A6 and A4 models, after rolling it out on the next A8.

Be on the lookout for the third-generation A8 flagship to be shown later this year. It will pioneer the new hybrid aluminum construction techniques that will allow Audi to use the lightweight metal for high volume production. The new A8 structure uses new construction and manufacturing methods that are also utilized for models lower down the range.

The structure consists of large aluminum castings for key areas including the front and rear chassis legs, the front suspension mounts, the base of the A-pillar and the front section of the transmission tunnel.

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Aside from the all-new A8 and updated Q7, Audi said that there will be other vehicles that would also get to benefit from its new eight-speed gearbox. Dealer order guides for the 2011 model year, the octo-cog-swapper is will be seen throughout the Audi line-up in the next year, with the company targeting around 70% of it US sales volume to come equipped with the new gearbox.

For the 2011 model year, the A4 2.0 TFSI quattro sedan and Avant will have an eight-speed, along with the A5 2.0 TFSI quattro coupe and cabriolet (the manual six-speed will only be available on the coupe).

Furthermore, the revised Q7, with its new high- and low-output 3.0-liter supercharged V6s (cribbed from the S4 and A6), will take the place of the 3.6-liter V6 and 4.2-liter V8 for the 2011 model year.

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