1999 Audi A4 2.8 quattro (top), 1999 Audi A4 2.8 Avant, Photos courtesy of Audi of America

1999 Audi A4




Trim Levels, Colors and Available Options
Available Trim Levels: 1.8T / 2.8 (Fwd or quattro) / 2.8 Avant quattro / 1.8t Avant quattro
Available Options:
  • Cold Weather Package: Heated front seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, heated driver door lock, expandable ski/storage sack (standard on Avant models)
  • Sport Package: Sport suspension, 7-spoke 7J x 16 sport wheels, 205/55 16 high performance tires, 3-spoke leather covered sport steering wheel (w/ Tiptronic controls with automatic transmission)
  • Audio Package: Bose 150w (170w on Avant models) premium sound system, Subwoofer located in rear luggage area (Avant only) 6-disc CD changer
  • Quattro all-wheel drive (standard on Avant models)
  • 5-speed Tiptronic transmission
  • Glass sunroof with pre-select function, sunshade and 100 N force limiter
  • Driver information display (Trip computer)
  • 3-spoke sport steering wheel (included with Sport package)
  • Sport front seats
  • "Buffalino" leather upholstery (2.8 models only)
  • Pearlescent white paint
  • Cool shade exterior colors
  • 6-disc CD Changer
  • Available Exterior Colors: Jaspis Green / Volcano Black Mica / Melange Metallic / Sable Brown Mica / Casablanca White / Santorin Blue Mica / Laser Red / Hibiscus Red Mica / Aluminum Silver Metallic / Cactus Green Mica / Brilliant Black / Pelican Blue Metallic / Brilliant Yellow / Tropic Green Metallic / Pearl White


    Technical Specs
    Model: 1.8T 1.8T Avant 2.8 2.8 Avant
    Engine/Engine Design
    Type: Four cylinder inline, turbocharged, charge air intercooling V6 90 degree, gasoline
    Bore: 3.18 in. (81 mm) 3.25 in. (82.5 mm)
    Stroke: 3.40 in. (86.4 mm) 3.40 in. (86.4 mm)
    Displacement: 1.8 liters - 107 cu. in. 2.8 liters - 169 cu. in.
    Compression Ratio: 9.5:1 10.3:1
    Horsepower (SAE Net): 150 @ 5700 RPM 190 @ 6000 RPM
    Torque: 155 ft. lbs. @ 1750 RPM 207 ft. lbs. @ 3200 RPM
    Cylinder block: Cast Iron
    Crankshaft: Forged Steel, 4 main bearings
    Cylinder head: Aluminum alloy
    Valve Train: DOHC, belt driven, hydraulic lifters DOHC, belt driven, hydraulic lifters / variable intake valve timing and variable geometry composite intake manifold
    Firing Order: 1-3-4-2 1-4-3-6-2-5
    Cooling System: Water-cooled, thermostatically controlled radiator fan
    Fuel/Ignition System: Electronic multi-point sequential fuel injection, hot film air mass sensor, solid state direct ignition with multiple coils, dual knock sensors w/cylinder selective knock control and fully adaptive controls.
    Emission System: Dual 3-way catalytic converters w/individual oxygen sensors
    Drivetrain
    Type: Fwd or quattro all-wheel drive quattro all-wheel drive Fwd or quattro all-wheel drive quattro all-wheel drive
    Transmission: 5-speed manual or five-speed automatic with Tiptronic and automatic shift lock
    Gear Ratios:
    1st
    2nd
    3rd
    4th
    5th
    Reverse
    Final Drive (quattro)
    Manual (Automatic)
    3.778:1 (3.665:1)
    2.176:1 (1.999:1)
    1.429:1 (1.407:1)
    1.029:1 (1.000:1)
    0.838:1 (0.742:1)
    3.444:1 (4.096:1)
    3.889:1 (3.730:1)
    Manual (Automatic)
    3.500:1 (3.665:1)
    1.944:1 (1.999:1)
    1.300:1 (1.407:1)
    0.943:1 (1.000:1)
    0.789:1 (0.742:1)
    3.444:1 (4.096:1)
    3.889:1 (3.730:1)
    Steering
    Type: Rack & pinion, servotronic - variable power assist
    Ratio: 17.1:1
    Turns (lock-to-lock): 3.1
    Turning circle (curb-to-curb): 36.4 ft. (11.1 m)
    Suspension
    Front: Four link with upper and lower control arms, stabilizer bar, coil spring/shock absorber (gas charged)
    Rear (Fwd): Torsion-beam axle with trailing arms, stabilizer bar, coil spring/shock absorbers (gas charged)
    Rear (quattro): Double control arm (upper and lower), stabilizer bar, coil spring/shock absorbers (gas charged)
    Brakes
    Service brake: Anti-lock brake system (ABS 5.3), vacuum power assist, with asbestos-free linings, dual diagonal circuits and electronic rear brake pressure proportioning
    Front, size and type: 10.9 in. (276 mm) - Ventilated disc
    Rear, size and type: 9.6 in. (245 mm) - Solid disc
    Wheels & Tires
    Wheel size: 7j x 15 inch cast aluminum, eight spoke design (7J x 16, Cast aluminum alloy; seven spoke design optional) 7j x 16 inch cast alloy; five spoke design (7J x 16, Cast aluminum alloy; seven spoke design optional)
    Tire size: 205/60 R 15 H speed rated all season radial (205/55 R 16 ZR or WR speed rated high performance radial optional) 225/60 R 16 H speed rated all-season radial (205/55 R 16 ZR or WR speed rated high performance radial optional)
    Body
    Material: Fully galvanized (both sides) steel
    Corrosion protection: Multi-step anti-corrosion process
    Capacities
    Engine Oil: 4.2 U.S. quarts (4 liter) 5.3 U.S. quarts (5 liter)
    Fuel Tank: 16.4 U.S. gallons (15.9 gal. quattro) 15.9 U.S. gallons 16.4 U.S. gallons 15.6 U.S. gallons
    Cooling System: 6.9 U.S. quarts
    Exterior Dimensions
    Wheelbase: 103.0 in. (102.6 quattro) 103.0 in. 103.0 in. (102.6 quattro) 102.6 in.
    Front Track: 58.9. (1498 mm)
    Rear Track: 58.2 in. (58.1 quattro) 58.2 in. (1479 mm) 58.2 in. (58.1 quattro) 58.1 in. (1477 mm)
    Overall length: 178.0 in. (4522 mm) 176.7 in. (4487 mm) 178.0 in. (4522 mm) 176.7 in. (4487 mm)
    Overall Width: 68.2 in. (1733 mm)
    Height (unloaded): 55.8 in. (1418 mm) 56.7 in. (1440 mm) 55.8 in. (1418 mm) 56.7 in. (1440 mm)
    Ground Clearance: 4.3 in. (110 mm)
    Curb Weight (quattro/manual): 3241 lbs (1470 kg) 3351 lbs. (1520 kg) 3384 lbs (1535 kg) 3494 lbs. (1585 kg)
      Note: Subtract 200 lbs for FWD, Add 100 lbs for automatic transmission
    Interior Dimensions
    Seating Capacity: 5
    Front Leg room: 41.3 (1049 mm)
    Rear Leg room: 33.4 in. (848 mm)
    Interior Volume Front: 49.7 cu. ft
    Interior Volume Rear: 38.0 cu. ft 39.0 cu. ft 38.0 cu. ft 39.0 cu. ft
    Luggage capacity: 13.7 cu. ft 31.0 cu. ft 13.7 cu. ft 31.0 cu. ft
    Performance (quattro models)
    0-50 mph (0-80 kmh): 5.8 sec (7.4 sec. auto) 6.2 sec. (7.8 sec. auto) 5.3 sec. (6.5 sec. auto) 5.5 sec. (6.7 sec. auto)
    0-60 mph (0-100 kmh): 8.1 sec (9.8 sec. auto) 8.5 sec (10.2 sec. auto) 7.1 sec (8.8 sec. auto) 7.3 sec (8.9 sec. auto)
    1/4 Mile: 15.9 sec (16.9 sec. auto) 16.3 sec (17.3 sec. auto) 15.4 sec (16.5 sec. auto) 15.6 sec (16.7 sec. auto)
    Top estimated speed: 130 mph (203 kmh) - Electronically limited for North America
    Fuel Economy (quattro models)
    City: 21 mpg (18 mpg auto) 19 mpg
    Highway: 29 mpg (27 mpg auto) 27 mpg (27 mpg auto)
    Combined: 24 mpg (21 mpg auto) 22 mpg (21 mpg auto)


    Standard Features
    Technical: • 1.8 liter 150 hp turbo engine with direct ignition, electronic turbo (1.8T models only)
    • 2.8 liter DOHC 5-valve 190 hp V6 engine with variable intake valve timing and intake manifold path (2.8 models only)
    • 5-speed manual transmission with synchronized reverse gear
    • "FrontTrak" drive system with front wheel drive, 4 link front suspension and ASR (anti-slip regulation) system (not available on Avant models)
    • "quattro IV" - permanent all-wheel drive system, includes TORSEN torque sensing center differential; front and rear electronic differential locks (EDL) (standard on Avant models)
    • Anti-lock brake system (ABS 5.3) with electronic differential lock (EDL) and electronic rear brake pressure regulation
    • ASR (Anti-slip Regulation) system (full time traction control; Fwd only)
    • CFC-free air conditioning refrigerant
    • Fully galvanized steel unibody construction with aluminum hood
    Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Steering: • 205/60 15 all season tires (1.8T models)
    • 205/55 16 all season tires (2.8 models)
    • 7j x 15 8 spoke cast alloy wheel (1.8T models)
    • 7j x 16 5 spoke cast light alloy wheel (2.8 models)
    • Four link front suspension
    • Torsion beam trailing arm rear axle with under floor coil springs (Fwd models)
    • Double A-arm rear suspension (quattro models)
    • Tilt and telescopic (manual) adjustable steering column
    • Rack and pinion power steering
    Exterior: • 5 mph (Federal standard) bumpers, painted in body color (2.5 mph Avant rear)
    • Retractable high pressure headlight washers
    • Protective side moldings, painted in body color
    • Bright trim around side windows (2.8 models)
    • Black trim around side windows (1.8T models)
    • Roof rails with bright finish (2.8 Avant only)
    • Roof rails with black finish (1.8T Avant only)
    • Roof mounted tri-band antenna (Avant models only)
    • Body color outside mirror; left side flat, right side convex
    • Heatable windshield washer nozzles
    • Metallic paint (standard on 2.8 models)
    Exterior lighting: • Aerodynamic 3-way headlight assembly with VF (variable focus) reflectors, including integrated ellipsoid low beam and fog lights
    • One rear fog light in left rear light
    • Side turn indicator lights in front fenders with amber shine-through bulbs
    Comfort and Convenience: • Fully automatic climate control with sun intensity control
    • Pollen and dust filter
    • Power windows with: "one touch down" for all four windows; "pinch protection" for all four windows; "one touch up" for front windows; driver controlled lock out switch for rear power windows
    • Electronic cruise control with coast, resume and speed up features
    • Electrically adjustable and heated outside mirrors
    • Electric rear window defogger with automatic timed shut off feature
    • Power central locking system (doors, deck lid, and fuel door), with selective unlock (enables unlocking of a single door or all doors), plus: Convenience close feature for windows and sunroof; master switch located in driver and front passenger door; convenient open for windows.
    • Remote rear deck lid release button located in driver's door (Avant models only)
    • Electric outside mirrors with defog feature
    • Right and left illuminated vanity mirrors in sunvisors
    • 4 assist handles for entry and exit
    • Rear deck lid release with "soft touch" open (Avant models only)
    • Interior lights in front and rear headliner with fade-in and fade-out feature, time delay and automatic switch on when key is withdrawn from ignition
    • Illuminated glove box, rear cargo area, lighter and ashtrays
    • Ignition key with internal key profile and integral light
    • Retained accessory power; allows operation of power windows and sunroof after the ignition is turned off/before a door is opened
    • Front and rear reading lights located in headliner
    Seating: • Front "comfort" seats with manual height adjustment and variable backrest adjustment (1.8T models only)
    • 8-way power driver seat with lumbar adjustment (2.8 models only)
    • Front passenger seat with height and lumbar adjustment (2.8 models only)
    • Front seat back map pockets
    • 60/40 split fold rear seats with individual locks
    • Head restraints, solid type for front and rear outer seating positions
    • Rear head restraints partially retractable into rear seat
    • Center rear head restraint (Avant models only)
    Interior: • Cloth or leatherette seat upholstery
    • Front and rear floor mats with embroidered model logo on front mats
    • Matching upholstery on front center armrest and door panel inserts
    • "Pattern" aluminum trim on dashboard and door panel interior beltline (1.8T models only)
    • Wood trim on dashboard and door panel interior beltline (2.8 models only)
    • Leather wrapped 4-spoke steering wheel
    • Leather covered transmission shift knob and shift boot
    • Clam shell front armrest, folding and height adjustable
    • Third, middle sunvisor above rearview mirror
    • Full length center console with: Storage tray and rear ashtray; fold out cupholders; adjustable rear passenger air vents
    • Fold down rear center armrest
    • First Aid kit in rear center armrest
    • Four tie-down eyelet's with luggage net in trunk
    • Expandable storage/ski sack in center or rear seat back (Standard on Avant models)
    • Retractable rear luggage cover, removable (Avant models only)
    Instrumentation and Electrical Equipment: • Backlit instrument cluster with automatic brightness control; including: red illumination, electronic speedometer; tachometer, coolant gauge, voltmeter; outside temperature display for all models; service interval indicator, various warning lights; brake warning light, analogue clock
    • Mini-check system in instrument cluster with: low fuel warning light; seat belt warning light; oil pressure warning light
    • Windshield wipers with 4-position adjustable intermittent interval rate
    • Rear window wiper (Avant models only)
    • Anti-theft alarm system with blinking theft deterrent light and interior monitoring sensors and defeat switch for interior monitoring
    • Concert AM/FM cassette radio with: RDS (Radio display system displays radio station call letters and other information); GALA (Graduated Audio Level Adjustment, varies volume based on vehicle speed); CD changer operation capability
    • 120 watt with subwoofer (Avant models only)
    • 8-speaker sound system with active rear speakers
    • Pre-wiring for Motorola hands-free telephone (includes speaker, microphone and transceiver mounting bracket)
    • Rear window antenna (Sedan only)
    • Roof mounted tri-band antenna with flexible mast (Avant models only)
    • Pre-wiring for 6-disc CD changer
    Safety: • Driver and front passenger next generation airbags with dual threshold deployment and occupant detection
    • Driver and front passenger seat mounted side airbag supplemental restraints
    • Front 3-point safety belts with automatic pretensioning and height adjustable upper mounts
    • Rear outer seat belts with automatic pretensioners and angle adjustment
    • Rear center lap belt (Sedan models only)
    • Rear center 3-point seat belt with automatic pretensioner (Avant models only)
    • Front passenger side, and rear safety belts with ALR (automatic retractor lock, a ratcheting mechanism for conveniently securing a child seats)
    • Central locking system with safety unlock feature (unlocks doors and turns on interior lights if airbag deploys)
    • Active reflectors in rear of all doors
    • First Aid kit located in rear center armrest
    • Emergency warning triangle located in trunk
    • Rear child seat tether anchor (Avant models only)