May 7, 2001

Audi Extends A4 Range

Audi is making the A4 model line even more attractive, with three new engines and a further multitronic version. Two entry-level engines are putting in their first appearance in the new A4 saloon: the 1.9 TDI developing 74 kW (100 bhp), and the 1.6-litre petrol engine, which has an output of 75 kW (102 bhp). Both engines are available on front-wheel-drive versions with manual 5-speed gearbox.

The 2.5 TDI V6, developing 114 kW (155 bhp), is also a new addition to the range. It transmits its power to the front wheels via a 6-speed gearbox.

In conjunction with the 110 kW (150 bhp) 1.8T engine, Audi is furthermore extending the range of A4 saloons that can be ordered with the continuously variable transmission multitronic. The multitronic version combines the comfort of a conventional automatic transmission with the low fuel consumption and high performance of a manual gearbox.

At the same time, Audi is adding to the range of optional extras for the A4 saloon: the new storage package includes seat drawers beneath the front seats, two drinks holders in the rear centre armrest, and luggage nets on the rear of the front seat backs. An air quality sensor activates the automatic air recirculation feature of the deluxe automatic air conditioning.

Other new features include rubbing strips painted in the body colour for the front and rear bumpers, and a folding liner tray for the luggage compartment.