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Audi A4 TDI Does 53 MPG in EU Combined Cycle

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Audi has added new, ultra-efficient, 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine to its best selling model, the Audi A4.

This new Audi A4 TDI, which is available in Europe as both sedan and Avant (station wagon) variants, consumes only 4.4 liters of diesel per 100 km or 53.46 US mpg (Avant only 4.6 liters -51.13 mpg), with CO2 emissions of 115 g/km (185.07 g/mile). CO2 emissions have been reduced by four and nine grams, respectively, compared with the previous models.

The ultra-efficient two-liter TDI generates 100 kW (136 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque. The Audi A4 sedan accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 9.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 215 km/h (133.59 mph); the Avant completes the standard sprint in 9.8 seconds and reaches 208 km/h (129.25 mph).

The two new A4 models use the technologies from Audi’s modular efficiency platform. All the gear ratios of their six-speed manual transmissions were lengthened slightly, and the forged 16-inch alloy wheels are shod with 206/60 tires that have been optimized with respect to rolling resistance. Aerodynamic tweaks to the body and a lower ride height improves the drag coefficient, while the on-board computer with efficiency program gives the driver tips about when to shift and on fuel-efficient driving.

Audi offers the two new efficiency top models in the A4 series in the Attraction trim line. The Audi A4 2.0 TDI (100 kW 115 g CO2/km) has a base price of €31,600; prices for the A4 Avant 2.0 TDI (100 kW 120 g CO2/km) start at €33,250.

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