Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TFSI Announced for US

 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TFSI Announced for US
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Debut in NY

This is indeed good news to Americans who love entry-level German performance cars, particularly those interested in the potent TFSI engines from Audi. When the new Audi A4 arrives in the US this October, both sedan and Avant will receive an upgraded 4 cylinder 2.0 TFSI plus the sedan gets an optional 3.2 litre V6 with Audi’s renowned Valve-Lift system.

The said 4 cylinder engine will be an upgraded version of the outgoing 2.0 TFSI, producing up to 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque; an increase of 11 hp and 51 lb-ft of torque from the current one. In fact, the torque output is significantly some 15 lb-ft higher than the V6 engine itself. This engine is also powerful enough to accelerate the A4 to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds.

Apart from that, the engine is also slated to go into the A4 Avant, in which it will be mated to an optional Steptronic gearbox.

Source: Audi
Published Mar 24, 2008 10:25 am By Raghuram Supramanium
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Audi Announces North American Debut of 2009 A4 Avant at New York Auto Show

Audi of America, Inc. today announced that the highly anticipated, all new Audi A4 Avant will make its North American debut at this year’s New York International Auto Show, to be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, March 21-30.

The 2009 Audi A4 Avant will feature the 2.0 TFSI, a new high-powered four-cylinder turbocharged engine that has 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The current A4 Avant offers 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. The 2009 A4 Sedan will also offer drivers the 2.0 TFSI or the option of a 3.2 FSI V6, with 265 hp and the patented Audi Valvelift Technology (AVS).

Enhancements to the V6 include considerably lower inner friction and a valve actuation system called the Audi Valvelift System which varies the stroke of the intake valves. The engines will improve performance, while reducing fuel consumption versus previous generations.

A number of transmission options are also available, including a six-speed manual and tiptronic transmission, which is optional for the 3.2 FSI.

The Avant’s proportions have been reconfigured significantly from the previous generation model to emphasize both sport and practicality. The front overhang has been shortened, while the hood and wheelbase have increased in size. The new A4 Avant measures 15.42 feet in length, making it 4.72 inches longer than its previous model. Its body is considerably more rigid and safer in build than its predecessor, while still being approximately 10 percent lighter. Those proportions yield the largest luggage capacity in its class, with up to 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

Other points of emphasis in the interior and exterior design are the xenon plus headlights, which consist of 14 white light-emitting diodes, and a driver-oriented cockpit that borrows many features from the larger A8, including an electro-mechanical parking brake that also comes standard on other Audi models.

Technology options for the new model include a complete range of high-tech systems. These include the Audi parking system (a parking aid and standard for the A4 Avant), Audi lane assist (the lane departure warning system) and Audi side assist (which warns of hazards when changing lanes). The adaptive cruise control option maintains the distance to the vehicle in front.

When it comes to multimedia, the Audi A4 Avant will meet every user’s needs. The Audi Music Interface (AMI) allows for iPod connectivity and control. The navigation system with DVD including MMI is an additional upgrade option. Bluetooth connectivity for cell phones is included, as well. The car audio system is by Bang & Olufsen. A 505 watt, ten-channel amplifier controls 14 speakers.

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Oh, and for anyone making comparisons to the BMW. Remember that in US, the 3-wagon only comes as 328 which only has 200 lb-ft torque. Performance would match the outgoing 2008 A4 2.0 turbo at a substantial discount. With the new Audi engine, BMW either needs to do something drastic to compete with the '09 A4 Avant.
Mar 26, 2008 11:01 pm
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Great looking packaging. I thought the old 2.0 l was a decent power plant but I would have opted for the V6. With this version of the 2.0 l, I'll reserve judgment until after a test drive; esp, since the Germans seem to deliver these engines with V6 performance at I4 economy, unlike many Japanese that deliver the V6 performance and a V6 economy... which is not worth it.
Mar 26, 2008 10:58 pm
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People are starting to REALISE
Mar 26, 2008 8:41 am
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the first audi that i would buy since the rs2. looks great.
Mar 25, 2008 11:24 pm
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Who can choose a 3 series or a c-class over this wonderful car???? Whoever does is mad!!
Mar 25, 2008 9:34 am
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according to Sports Car mag, this new a4 tops both the 3 series and C class overall!!!
Mar 25, 2008 2:01 am
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omg i love it! i would rather have one of these insted of the BMW 3 Series XD
Mar 25, 2008 1:34 am
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Big hands for the new benchmark car in D segment, instead of BMW 3!!
Mar 25, 2008 1:28 am
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Very nice!!!!!!
Mar 24, 2008 11:48 pm
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"entry level"?? Well you Americans are very lucky :/
Mar 24, 2008 6:20 pm
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agreed. great engine!no doubt this engine upgrade will be applied to the GTI too.
Mar 24, 2008 6:01 pm
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xD xD Audi for Life!
Mar 24, 2008 5:20 pm
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great engine,great car,simply the best :P
Mar 24, 2008 4:42 pm
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Great engine!!
Mar 24, 2008 3:23 pm
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