Audi announced that the 2009 A4 line-up will be expanded with two new new models, one featuring front-wheel drive and one featuring a six-speed manual transmission. Both models will go on sale by early 2009 at a price of $31,000 for the Audi A4 2.0T FrontTrak sedan with multitronic CVT transmission and $31,850 for the 2009 Audi A4 2.0T quattro manual.
The 2009 Audi A4 2.0T FrontTrak combines the advantages of the Audi 2.0 TFSI engine, which recently earned a spot on the 2009 Ward’s 10 Best Engines list, and the efficient multitronic continuously variable transmission, or CVT.
The A4 sedan now available with a six-speed manual transmission, offers a sporty driving experience for those who prefer to shift for themselves. The manual transmission is also paired with Audi’s efficient 2.0 TFSI engine along with Audi’s latest generation of quattro all-wheel drive featuring a rear torque bias for sporty handling.
The result of the new front-wheel drive A4 powertrain combination is the best fuel efficiency in its class with an EPA rating of 23 mpg in city driving conditions and 30 mpg in highway driving.