Audi is again setting a benchmark in the premium segment of mid-size cars: the veil is about to be lifted on the new generation of the A4. Innovative technology and the advanced architecture of its styling point the way into the future. And the new A4 represents the quintessence of Audi's "Vorsprung durch Technik": a car that combines driving pleasure and common sense, the highest quality standards and sports character.

The new Audi A4: powerful yet economical petrol and TDI engines provide the basis for excellent performance figures. All petrol engines comply with the limits of the EU IV standard, all TDI engines stay within the EU III limits.

Audi has used two completely new petrol engines with aluminium engine block for the first time in the new A4: a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder unit with 96 kW (130 bhp) and a 3.0-litre V6 with 162 kW (220 bhp). The tried-and-tested 1.8 T four-cylinder unit with 110 kW (150 bhp) completes the choice of petrol engines.

The TDI range at launch includes the 1.9-litre four-cylinder engine with pump-injector fuel injection and a power output of 96 kW (130 bhp) and the 132 kW (180 bhp) 2.5 V6. The tank now holds up to 70 litres of fuel, which means that TDI drivers can now profit from operating ranges of around 1300 kilometres (1.9 TDI).

These engines put their power to the road via the front wheels or quattro permanent four-wheel drive. 5 or 6-speed manual gearboxes are available for the various A4 models, as is the continuously variable automatic transmission known as multitronic. This revolutionary Audi transmission technology - which is making its debut in this vehicle class - will be combinable with the front-wheel drive versions of the new A4.