At first glance, the car could be mistaken for its predecessor but on closer inspection we can see that it features shorter overhangs up front as well as a longer bonnet and wheelbase. This in effect gives the car more road presence and a much tougher stance when compared with the model it replaces.
The new A4 range will initially be introduced with a choice of five engines, their power outputs ranging from 143hp (105kW) to 265hp (195kW). The four-cylinder petrol engine, like the diesels, is turbocharged, and both types of engine have direct fuel injection. Though no DSG gearbox is available as yet, the A4 will still get three different transmission options. These include a conventional six-speed manual, a tiptronic auto and Audi’s multitronic CVT unit.
Diesel fans get treated to three new engines, 240hp (176kW) 3.0L V6 with a peak torque of no less than 500Nm (369lb-ft) arriving from as early as 1,500rpm and hanging around until 3,000rpm. It needs only 6.1 seconds to accelerate to 100km/h from a standing start, and has a top speed of 250km/h. Joining the 3.0L unit is a smaller 2.7L V6 diesel with 190hp (140kW) and 400Nm (295lb-ft) of torque on tap, as well as four-cylinder 2.0L TDI. This engine has the lowest output of the new A4 range, developing just 143hp (105kW) and 320Nm (236lb-ft) of torque. All the diesel offerings outperform the new Euro 5 exhaust emission limits thanks to improved thermodynamics and the latest particulate filters.
Source: Motor Authority, Carscoop