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.
Oettinger also fitted the turbo engines of the A4 with the new Oettinger Engine Power Command Technology for brawny torque and spiraling power over the entire rev range. Oettinger’s program are available for all versions of the A4, including the saloon/sedan, Avant and the long version of the A4 that is only available in China.
Johan de Nysschen, executive vice president at Audi of America, remarked that the new Audi A4 has set the new standard in its segment by combining power, performance efficiency as well as design. He noted that the new A4 offers more standard features than its predecessor. He added that an Audi A4 powered by the all-new 2.0TFSI engine with quattro all-wheel-drive system could deliver better levels of acceleration and fuel economy than its key rivals in this segment.
Strong equipped that customers have been calling him since early this about the new A4, especially after the car was shown at the auto show circuit and images started to appear. Likewise, consumer interest in the model surged as fuel prices rose. He noted that the new 2.0 TFSI is a great engine that – along with the A4’s beautiful design and incredible vehicle technology – makes the model the perfect car for the time.
Powering the new Audi A4 sedan is either the all-new 2.0 TFSI 4-cylinder engine or the 3.2 FSI V6 mill. When the 2.0 TFSI engine is equipped, the A4 sedan could be specified with either the front-wheel drive system or Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system. Only available for the A4 Sedan, the 3.2 FSI V6 engine is matched only with the quattro all-wheel-drive system and a six-speed Tiptronic transmission. The Audi A4 Avant, meanwhile, is powered by the 2.0 TFSI engine matched by the quattro all-wheel-drive system.
For the 2009 model, the 2.0 TFSI engine is tuned to deliver more output (at 211 hp) and more torque (at 258 lb.-ft.) than its predecessor engine. Its fuel economy rating is pegged at 21 miles per gallon city and 27 mpg highway. When compared to the all-wheel-drive versions, this engine allows the A4 to sprint quicker from zero to 60 mph than the key German and Asian rivals in the segment.
The new A4 is part of Audi of America’s full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. This generation (eighth) was unveiled to the global public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007 and to North American consumers at the North American International Auto Show in January 2008. Audi delivered 322,517 units of A4 around the worlds, 45,411 units of which were in the United States in 2007. Interestingly, the A4 accounted for nearly 50 percent of all Audi vehicles sold in the US in 2007.