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Audi: The new e-models mean maximum efficiency in everyday operation

Audi’s new e-models are already well-known for being fuel-efficient, read here what they can do for you.

The four new e-models – A3, A3 Sportback and A4 saloon and Avant estate – which Audi has produced within a very short period of time, demonstrate how seriously it takes the issues of reducing fuel consumption and saving resources, and the commitment with which it is dealing with them. Despite their special design, they uncompromisingly satisfy the customer’s expectations with respect to drivability, just like any other car made by Audi.

The A3 1.9 TDI e with the 1.9 litre diesel engine generating 77 kW (105 bhp) not only reduces CO2 emissions by 10 g/km or 8 percent compared to the basic version, with 119 g/km it even undercuts the much talked about limit of 120 g/km – and it does so with an outstanding performance. In terms of customer-relevant CO2 emissions, the A3 1.9 TDI e is on a par with hybrid models, but in terms of dynamism it is far superior.

The Audi A3 has longer transmission ratios for 3rd to 5th gears. The two Audi A4 2.0 TFSI models have a manual gearbox with an additional long-ratio 6th gear. Add to this a whole series of weight-reduction modifications – for example, the bonnet of the A4 is made of aluminium. The alloy wheels, fitted as standard, are of 205/55 16 inch format. Various aerodynamic modifications such as the rear spoiler on the A4 saloon, which comes from the S line range, round off the package of modifications. Even the engine electronics on all the e-models have been tuned for optimum fuel economy.

The new Audi A4 2.0 TFSI, with its multiple-award-winning 2-litre TFSI with 125 kW/170 bhp, shows particularly clearly what this progress can achieve. On the one hand, the saloon has an impressive performance with a top speed of 30 km/h and accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds. The Avant is hardly any slower. On the other hand, it has extremely low fuel consumption of just .1 l/100 km, giving it a range of up to 1000 kilometres on a single tank of fuel.

The Audi A3 and A3 Sportback 1.9 TDI have a spectacularly low 4.5 l/100 km. They each manage up to 1200 km between refuelling stops.

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