Audi has unveiled their new Audi A4 1.9 TDI e. The car features a 115 horsepower engine and is capable of using only 5.3L of diesel fuel per 100km, which translates to 44mpg, when the car is equipped with the six-speed manual.
In order to achieve such impressive numbers the engine and gearing have been tweaked to maximize fuel economy. The car also features low resistance tires and an integrated spoiler from the S line that also help. Since the car has been designed for fuel economy it is no surprise that the car only manages to reach 0-62 mph in 11.2 seconds.
Finally an automaker has produced an economical car that doesn’t leave out the luxury. Unfortunately Audi has no plans right now to sell the car in the states, it is only available in Europe. Too bad, I’m sure people would line up for this car if it were available here.
Full Story: Autoblog
Audi is extending its highest-volume model series, the Audi A4, adding two new, particularly efficient models. With an output of 115 bhp, the A4 1.9 TDI e, available as a saloon and as an Avant, offers powerful propulsion and high efficiency. The A4 1.9 TDI e accelerates to 100 km/h in just 11.2 seconds and on up to a maximum speed of 201 km/h, which makes its fuel consumption data all the most astonishing. Indeed, the A4 1.9 TDI e saloon with a manual 6-speed gearbox requires just 5.2 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres and emits merely 137 g CO2 / km.
State-of-the-art TDI engine technology and an array of features enable the driver to make even more efficient use of fuel. The best example is the gearshift display. Located in the instrument cluster in the driver’s central line of vision, it indicates the best time to move up or down to the next gear, depending on the given situation. In terms of consumption in particular, it is important that the driver takes full advantage of the vehicle’s potential. The new gearshift display provides valuable information to ensure a fuel-saving driving style.
The A4 furthermore has markedly high transmission ratios for gears 3 to 6, which contribute to lower fuel consumption. The engine electronics too are engineered for economy. With various weight-reduction measures, including the aluminium bonnet and low-rolling-resistance tyres in size 205/55 R16, in addition to aerodynamic features – such as the saloon’s integrated S line rear spoiler – the A4 1.9 TDI e is highly compatible with everyday use and offers particularly economical mobility.
Following the success of the A3 1.9 TDI e, Audi is now applying this integral efficiency concept in a second high-volume model series. The basic price of the A4 1.9 TDI e is € 28.300. The A4 2.0 TFSI e is also available.