Audi Announces North American Debut of 2009 A4 Avant at New York Auto Show
AUBURN HILLS, MI –
Audi of America, Inc. announced that the highly anticipated, all-new Audi A4
Avant will make its North American debut at this year’s New York International
Auto Show, to be held at the Jacob Javits
Convention Center in New York City,
Mar. 21-30. The 2009 Audi A4 Avant will
feature the 2.0 TFSI, a new high-powered four-cylinder turbocharged engine that
has 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
The current A4 Avant offers 200 hp and 207
lb-ft of torque. The 2009 A4 Sedan will also offer drivers the 2.0 TFSI or the
option of a 3.2 FSI V-6, with 265 hp and the patented Audi Valvelift Technology
to the V-6 include considerably lower inner friction and a valve actuation
system called the Audi Valvelift System, which varies the stroke of the intake
valves. The engines will improve performance, while reducing fuel consumption
versus previous generations.
of transmission options are also available, including a six-speed manual and
tiptronic transmission, which is optional for the 3.2 FSI.
proportions have been reconfigured significantly from the previous generation
model to emphasize both sport and practicality. The front overhang has been
shortened, while the hood and wheelbase have increased in size. The new A4
Avant measures 15.42 feet in length, making it 4.72 inches longer than its
previous model. Its body is considerably more rigid and safer in build than its
predecessor, while still being approximately 10 percent lighter. Those
proportions yield the largest luggage capacity in its class, with up to 50.5
cubic feet of cargo space.
points of emphasis in the interior and exterior design are the xenon plus
headlights, which consist of 14 white light-emitting diodes, and a
driver-oriented cockpit that borrows many features from the larger A8,
including an electro-mechanical parking brake that also comes standard on other
options for the new model include a complete range of high-tech systems. These
include the Audi parking system (a parking aid and standard for the A4 Avant),
Audi lane assist (the lane departure warning system), and Audi side assist
(which warns of hazards when changing lanes). The adaptive cruise control
option maintains the distance to the vehicle in front.
comes to multimedia, the Audi A4 Avant will meet every user’s needs. The Audi
Music Interface (AMI) allows for iPod connectivity and control. The navigation
systems with MMI Basic plus or with DVD, including MMI are additional upgrade
options. Bluetooth connectivity for cell phones is included, as well. The car
audio system is by Bang & Olufsen. A 505 watt, 10-channel amplifier controls
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