Audi announced that the all-new 2009 A4 will go on sale on the US market this fall. Prices will range from $28.000 for the base version up to $38.000 for the top version.
The new Audi A4 will be launched with two powerful and smooth-running gasoline engines, which cover a range of 211 hp to 265 hp. All the powerplants have direct fuel injection, and the four-cylinder gasoline engine utilizes turbocharger technology which provides high torque.
The 2.0 TFSI is a new development, operating with the innovative Audi valvelift system (AVS), which varies the lift of the exhaust valves. In a slightly different form, this technology also benefits the 3.2 FSI by providing a further performance increase combined with greater fuel efficiency. All in all, fuel consumption by the gasoline engines has dropped by more than 10 percent, a convincing testimony for
Audi’s efficiency strategy.
Both gasoline FSI engines are available with the quattro permanent all-wheel drive, which is optional on 2.0 TFSI or standard on 3.2 FSI. Under normal driving conditions, this distributes the forces at a ratio of 40:60 between the front and rear axle. This emphasis on the rear end perfectly harmonizes with the overall dynamic character of the new A4. If needed, the self-locking center differential transfers the majority of the torque to the axle with the better traction. As in the past with all North American models, all A4 Avant models always have quattro as standard equipment.
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