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New Entry-Level Engines for Audi Q5 and A4 Allroad

July 20, 2009

HERNDON, VA - Effective immediately, two new entry-level engines are available for the Audi Q5: the 2.0 TDI and the 2.0L TFSI, both in conjunction with the 6-speed manual transmission. The diesel version is now also available in the A4 allroad quattro. These powerplant options expand the Audi product line with fuel-efficient models at attractive prices.

Audi customers can now order the 2.0 TDI with common rail high-pressure injection and 143 hp as an entry-level diesel for the Audi Q5 as well as for the Audi A4 allroad quattro. There is also a new entry-level gasoline engine available for the Q5 - the 2.0L TFSI with 180 hp. All new models are equipped with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.

Both the gasoline and the diesel versions are impressive in-line four-cylinder engines with direct injection. The supercharged TFSI gasoline direct-injection unit with 2.0 liters displacement exerts an impressive 236 lb.-ft. of torque throughout the broad range from 1,500 to 3,900 rpm. This powerplant is equipped with the Audi valvelift system on the exhaust side. With this variable control, the Audi engineers were able to substantially reduce fuel consumption while further increasing the efficiency of the engine. The 2.0 TFSI accelerates the Audi Q5 from zero to 62 mph in just 8.5 seconds. Its average fuel consumption is 8.4 liters per 28.0 US mpg.

In the high-tech diesel engine with the common rail injection system, the maximum torque of 236 lb.-ft. is exerted between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. In the Audi Q5, which - like with the Audi A4 - has recently passed the Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) safety test with the maximum rating of five stars, the engine averages a thrifty 6.5 liters of diesel fuel per 36.19 US mpg. The SUV accelerates to 62 mph in 11.4 seconds and has a top speed of 118 mph.

The Audi A4 allroad quattro 2.0 TDI with six-speed manual transmission consumes an average of 6.2 liters per 37.94 mpg. Thanks to its higher torque level it reaches 62 mph in 10.3 seconds and can accelerate up to 124 mph.

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