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A4, A5 get new 1.8 TFSI

2008-01-25 08:34
Audi's new A4 and A5 will be bolstered with a new entry-level engine 1.8 TFSI in two different states of tune for the different models.

The four-cylinder engine combines turbocharging with direct fuel injection and is tuned to generate 88 kW and 230 Nm from 1 500 to 3 650 r/min in the A4. It is mated with a manual six-speed gearbox.

A4 1.8 TFSI accelerates to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds and has a top speed of 208 km/h while returning an average fuel consumption of 7.1 l/100 km.

The same engine in the A5 produces 125 kW and peak torque of 250 Nm from 1 500 to 4 800 r/min, matched with either a manual or Multitronic transmission.

It propels the coupe from 0 - 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds and has a top speed of 218 km/h. It consumes an average of 7.4 l/100 km.

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