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Audi A4: Quick facts for the US model

Audi A4
Here’s a nice quick reference for the US specs of the new Audi A4. Comes handy!

• Sporty proportions and muscular stance due to longer, wider, and lower dimensions
• Reduced front overhang adds to visual sportiness.
• Typical Audi interior design is modern and sophisticated, with clear attention to detail
• Drag coefficient reduced from 0.31 to 0.27

• New modular chassis architecture with longer wheelbase and wider track
• Extensive use of new ultra-high-strength steels increase rigidity of the body while also reducing weight (from B7)
• Repositioned clutch / torque-converter for more forward position of front axle
o Better agility and turn in
o Better axle load distribution
o Shorter front overhang
o Longer wheelbase = more comfortable ride
• New front and rear suspension designs are mostly aluminum to reduce unsprung weight
• Repositioned steering rack, lower and closer to the wheel carriers for lower center of gravity and more direct steering control/feedback

• 3.2L V6 with FSI direct injection and Audi Valvelift System (AVS)
• 265hp – 243 lb-ft (3000-5000 rpm)
• 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds (EU data)
• AVS uses lower cam for efficiency, higher cam for power; increases fuel economy 5%
• Reduced frictional losses compared to previous 3.2, which increases fuel economy by 5%
• Standard 6-speed Tiptronic (new fast-shifting design)
• quattro AWD – latest generation with asymmetric torque split (40/60)
• 3.2 quattro at launch, other powertrain offerings to be announced later that may also be available at launch.

Innovations and available features
• MMI operating logic standard (with central display screen)
• Audi Drive Select – varies the engine, transmission, steering, and suspension damping characteristics to suit the driver’s preferences
• Self-opening trunk lid
• Audi Intelligent Key – stores service information in the key
• Advanced Key keyless entry and starting
• Bluetooth hands-free telephone interface
• Bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights
• Audi Parking System rear with rearview camera
• Electromechanical parking brake
• DVD-based Navigation system
• Audi Side Assist lane change assistant
• Bang & Olufsen 505W 14-speaker sound system
• Tiptronic 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel shift paddles

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Source: Fourtitude