Audi introduces 2.0 TDI for A4 in Germany, helps sedan average 53.4 mpg

2011 Audi A4 Avant

Want an Audi A4 diesel with less power and more fuel-efficiency? Move to Germany. Audi has announced two new versions of the A4 that are powered by a 2.0L TDI 136-hp engine making 236 lb-ft of torque.

The Audi A4 sedan with a 2.0L TDI averages 4.4 liters of diesel per 100 km (53.46 US mpg), while the A4 Avant averages 4.6 liters (51.13 US mpg). The A4 sedan goes from 0-62 mph in 9.5 seconds, while the A4 Avant takes 9.8 seconds. Both models are mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Prices for the Audi A4 2.0 TDI sedan start at €31,600 and the A4 Avant 2.0 TDI starts at €33,250.

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Press Release:

Audi boosts efficiency again: A4 consumes just 4.4 liters per 100 km (53.46 US mpg)

  • Sedan emits 115 grams of CO2 per kilometer (185.07 grams per mile)
  • Powerful two-liter TDI with 100 kW (136 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque
  • Potent technologies from the modular efficiency platform

Audi is further improving the efficiency of its models. Starting immediately, two new versions of the best-selling A4 that consume less fuel than ever are available in Germany. The sedan consumes just 4.4 liters of diesel per 100 km (53.46 US mpg) on average, with CO2 emissions of 115 grams per km (185.07 g/mile). These same figures for the A4 Avant are 4.6 liters (51.13 US mpg) and 120 grams (193.12). CO2 emissions have been reduced by four and nine grams, respectively, compared with the previous models.

Efficiency at Audi does not come at the expense of sportiness. The new models have powerful engines. Their two-liter TDI generates 100 kW (136 hp) and 320 Nm (236.02 lb-ft) of torque, the latter of which is available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. The 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.

– By: Zain Haq