Audi has launched two new engines for its newly launched A4 range
12 June 2008

Audi has announced two new engines for the recently introduced A4, a new 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor, and a high-economy version of its 2.0-litre TDI diesel.The new 2.0 TFSI petrol motor incorporates direction injection and ‘valvelift’, a system that allows variable opening of the inlet valves to improve the engine’s breathing. The net result is 209bhp and a hefty 258lb ft of torque, enough to propel the A4 saloon from 0-62mph in 6.9secs and onto a top speed limited to 155mph.Considering the performance on offer, the 2.0 TFSI’s claimed 42.8mpg combined mpg and 154g/km CO2 output are impressively low.The new diesel engine is a downtuned version of the existing 141bhp 2.0-litre unit, sharing the more powerful engine’s common-rail injection, and offsetting most of its power defecit with a strong 214lb ft of torque.Audi claims the basic A4 2.0 TDI hits 62mph from rest in 10.7 seconds and has a top speed of 127mph. CO2 emissions are 134g/km and the combined fuel economy is claimed to be 55.4mpg. Good, but still not on terms with the amazing 60.1mpg and 123g/km claimed for the quicker BMW 318d.The 119bhp 2.0 TDI saloon will be priced from £22,150, the 2.0 TFSI from £24,625

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12 June 2008

Good effort but where is the stop/start and regenerative braking...? That will make the REAL difference. Come on Audi!!!

13 June 2008

The photo shows a transversely mounted engine - I thought A4s were still longitudinal?

13 June 2008

"The new 2.0 TFSI petrol motor incorporates direction injection and ‘valvelift’, a system that allows variable opening of the inlet valves to improve the engine’s breathing. The net result is 209bhp and a hefty 258lb ft of torque, enough to propel the A4 saloon from 0-62mph in 6.9secs and onto a top speed limited to 155mph.

Considering the performance on offer, the 2.0 TFSI’s claimed 42.8mpg combined mpg and 154g/km CO2 output are impressively low."

- who the blazes would ever want a similarly powerful 2 to 3 litre diesel ever again? Diesel KO'd?

13 June 2008

'Claimed 42.8mpg' - good, but in the real world? The BMW 123d (similarly powerful) claims 54.3mpg - again not sure about the real-world figures.

13 June 2008

[quote NiallOswald]The BMW 123d (similarly powerful) claims 54.3mpg - again not sure about the real-world figures.
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Niall,

http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/RoadTestsData/BMW-1-Series-123d-M-Sport/229175/

Autocar's 123d Coupe roadtest. Test average: 33.3 mpg. BMW's 'exaggerations' strike again!

Once I spot a test of new Audi 2.0 TFSI engine in German mags will post back about real-world consumption.

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