Thursday, May 03, 1990

Press Release: Audi TDI Range Update


Audi TDI range update

ADVANCED NEW FOUR-CYLINDER PIEZO TDI ENGINE FOR AUDI A3 AND A4

Pump-injector fuel injection and piezo technology combine for the first time in new 170PS 2.0 TDI engine for A3 and A4

  • New 2.0-litre four-cylinder TDI engine with piezo injection technology and Diesel Particulate Filter offered in addition to existing 140PS unit in A3 and A4 models
  • Available with quattro and front-wheel-drive configurations and with either standard six-speed manual transmission or optional S-tronic twin clutch automatic
  • A3 priced from £18,930 OTR to £24,405 OTR, A4 from £22,965 OTR to £26,265 OTR
  • 170PS @ 4,200rpm, 320Nm from 1,750rpm to 2,500rpm
  • A3 2.0 TDI: 0-62mph in 8.2 secs (2.0 TDI quattro 7.8 secs), top speed 138mph (2.0 TDI quattro 136mph), combined mpg 48.7 (2.0 TDI quattro 44.1), C02 output 157g/km (2.0 TDI quattro 173g/km)
  • A4 2.0 TDI: 0-62mph in 8.6 secs (2.0 TDI quattro 8.5 secs), top speed 142mph (2.0 TDI quattro 139mph), combined mpg 48.7 (2.0 TDI quattro 42.2), C02 output 154g/km (2.0 TDI quattro 177g/km)

The first four-cylinder Audi TDI engine to benefit from a performance boost courtesy of piezo injection technology from the V6 and V8 Audi diesel units is now available for A3 and A4 models. The new 170PS, 2.0-litre unit delivers power, torque and acceleration to rival a six-cylinder TDI with characteristic four-cylinder fuel economy in A3 and five-door A3 Sportback models priced from £18,930 OTR, and A4 Saloons and Avants priced from £22,965 OTR. All are available to order for first UK deliveries in July.

Slotting in alongside the existing 2.0-litre 140PS TDI engine in the A3 and A4 model ranges, the new 170PS unit is the first in the Audi range to combine ‘pumpe-duse’ or ‘pump jet’ direct diesel injection with the performance-maximising piezo crystal injector technology from the 2.7-litre V6, 3.0-litre V6 and 4.2-litre V8 TDI engines.

The 170PS power peak in the new engine is delivered at a very accessible 4,200rpm, and peak torque of 320Nm is on tap from just 1,750rpm, resulting in strong, sustained acceleration and keen response across the range. The three-door A3 2.0 TDI passes the 62mph mark from a standing start in 8.2 seconds, its quattro counterpart cutting the time down further still to 7.8 seconds, and the two versions can potentially power on to top speeds of 138mph and 136mph. In the front-drive model, this lively performance is achievable with the added benefit of up to 48.7mpg, giving a potential range of up to 750 miles per tank of diesel.

quattro drive

Also available in front-wheel-drive and quattro forms, the newly-equipped A4 2.0 TDI can accelerate from rest to 62mph in 8.6 seconds (quattro version 8.5) and reach a maximum speed of 142mph (quattro version 139mph), yet is also capable of covering up to 48.7mpg (quattro version 42.2mpg), putting up to 589 miles within reach between fuel refills.

Registering impressively low C02 outputs of 157g/km and 154g/km respectively, the new more powerful front-wheel-drive A3 and A4 models continue to make outstanding financial sense for tax-conscious company car drivers. A 40 per cent tax payer can expect a highly competitive tax liability of £1,575.59 per annum driving the A3 2.0 TDI, and £1,823.36 for the A4 2.0 TDI.

The enhancement of the four-cylinder TDI range for the A3 and A4 closely follows significant improvements to the six-cylinder A4 TDI range, which earlier this year adopted a more powerful 233PS version of the acclaimed 3.0-litre TDI engine, along with the 2.7-litre V6 TDI with 180PS from the A6, replacing the 2.5-litre TDI.

The Audi TDI family also continues to boast not only the most powerful diesel engine currently available in a production car, but also the world’s first purpose built diesel racing engine. On the road the 326PS 4.2-litre V8 TDI powers the remarkable A8 4.2 TDI quattro, and on the circuit the 5.5-litre V12 TDI with 650PS is hotly tipped to rocket the Audi R10 TDI sports prototype to victory in this year’s Le Mans 24-hour marathon race (June 17-18).

A3 and A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI models OTR prices

A3 2.0 TDI 140PS

£18,105

A3 2.0 TDI SE 140PS

£20,105

A3 2.0 TDI Sport 140PS

£20,105

A3 2.0 TDI S line 140PS

£21,655

A3 2.0 TDI quattro Sport 140PS

£21,505

A3 2.0 TDI quattro S line 140PS

£23,055

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 140PS

£18,605

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI SE 140PS

£20,605

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI Sport 140PS

£20,605

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI S line 140PS

£22,155

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI quattro Sport 140PS

£22,005

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI quattro S line 140PS

£23,555

A3 2.0 TDI 170PS

£18,930

A3 2.0 TDI SE 170PS

£20,930

A3 2.0 TDI Sport 170PS

£20,930

A3 2.0 TDI S line 170PS

£22,480

A3 2.0 TDI quattro Sport 170PS

£22,355

A3 2.0 TDI quattro S line 170PS

£23,905

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI 170PS

£19,430

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI SE 170PS

£21,430

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI Sport 170PS

£21,430

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI S line 170PS

£22,980

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI quattro Sport 170PS

£22,855

A3 Sportback 2.0 TDI quattro S line 170PS

£24,405

A4 and A4 Avant 2.0 TDI models OTR prices

(SE specification currently offered at no extra cost, S line with 18-inch wheel upgrade and reduced premium of £750)

A4 2.0 TDI 140PS

£22,055

A4 2.0 TDI SE 140PS

£22,055

A4 2.0 TDI S line 140PS

£22,805

A4 2.0 TDI 170PS

£22,965

A4 2.0 TDI quattro 170PS

£24,390

A4 2.0 TDI quattro SE 170PS

£24,390

A4 2.0 TDI quattro S line 170PS

£25,140

A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 140PS

£23,205

A4 Avant 2.0 TDI SE 140PS

£23,205

A4 Avant 2.0 TDI S line 140PS

£23,955

A4 Avant 2.0 TDI 170PS

£24,115

A4 Avant 2.0 TDI SE 170PS

£24,115

A4 Avant 2.0 TDI S line 170PS

£24,865

A4 Avant 2.0 TDI quattro 170PS

£25,515

A4 Avant 2.0 TDI quattro SE 170PS

£25,515

A4 Avant 2.0 TDI quattro S line 170PS

£26,265

For further information please contact:

Robin Davies, Telephone: 01908 601407

Product Affairs Manager e-mail: robin.davies@audi.co.uk

Kate Dixon, Telephone: 01908 601629

Media Relations Manager e-mail: kate.dixon@audi.co.uk

David Ingram, Telephone: 01908 601413

Press Relations Manager, e-mail: david.ingram@audi.co.uk

Product and Technology

Jon Zammett, Head of PR Telephone: 01908 601455

e-mail: jon.zammett@audi.co.uk

Date of release 16.5.06