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Audi adds V6 to A4 sedan

2008-08-15 07:11
Audi, a4
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Audi
Model A4
Engine 3.2 FSI
Power 195 kW @ 6 500 r/min
Torque 330 Nm from 3 000 to 5 000 r/min
Transmission six-speed Tiptronic
Zero To Hundred 6.4 seconds
Top Speed 250 km/h
ABS with EBD, ESP and brake assist
Front Suspension Five-link front suspension, upper and lower wishbones, tubular anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Independent-wheel, trapezoidal-link rear suspension
Price R405 000

Audi used the launch of its A4 Avant to also introduce the flagship offering to its sedan line-up - the 3.2-litre V6.

Compact and relatively lightweight (it weighs only 171 kg), the new V6 features a range of Audi engine technology including its Valvelift system and FSI direct petrol injection.

The 3.2-litre V6 produces 195 kW at 6 500 r/min and peak torque of 330 Nm from 3 000 to 5 000 r/min.

Matedto a six-speed Tiptronic gearbox, the sedan covers the 0 - 100 km/h sprint in 6.4 seconds before hurtling to a top speed limited at 250 km/h.

This sedan is said to slurp about 9.2 l/100 km on a combined cycle of city and highway driving, a notion that is a lot more impressive when considering that the previous 188-kW V6 used about 1.2 l more over the same distance and was slower to 100 km/h.

Audi credits its valvelift technology for most of this fuel saving, said to be up to 5%. This variable valve timing system controls lift in two stages to more accurately control the amount of air entering the combustion chambers.

Fitted with quattro all-wheel drive and available with the high-level Ambiente trim level, Audi's 3.2 V6 sedan costs R405 000.


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