Thursday, April 10, 2008

2009 Audi A4 3.0 TDI

2009 Audi A4 3.0 TDI

In terms of production planning, the United States is no market for cars leads us. Sure, Audi plans to begin selling an SUV Q7 with the same 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 starts in less than a year and you can bet that the installation in his best-seller, A4 follow. But a manual transmission? Nobody buys more, and certainly not in a German luxury sedan… expensive or would they be?

After taking a spin in Audi A4 newly kitted with the 3.0 TDI with 6-speed manual, we can say firmly that it is a fantastic package and it's all your fault, it will not be coming. Well, not exactly, but in general buying public as a whole and their anti-manual. If your job is to read customer preferences as well as the good people in the department AoA product planning, then this is not the right configuration for achieving sales targets. Alas, the reality is another name for a female mutt. You know… the b-word.

So when this solitary A4 3.0 TDI appeared among rows of Q7s Audi diesel at a recent road test of winter, you know exactly where we bee-lined.

The first thing that strikes you on the new A4 is its size. Although not quite as wide as his brother aggressive off the A5, A4 is actually lower than the two doors slung, including larger than the outgoing A4. Even still, the new A4 considerably bears a strong resemblance with the torrid coupe - visual osmosis that Audi is to help banks in their most popular continue with sales model.

Under the hood of the brand new A4 bat an engine that will be the nucleus of the mark the rebirth of diesel in North America. The 3.0 V6 TDI produces a 237-hp conservative and, as is typical of a diesel engine, the couple eclipses that this figure - his health 369 lb-ft is the humble valve engine 1500 rpm . Accordingly, a version with manual transmission like our tester is capable of 0-60 runs in just 6.1 seconds - a mere 0.2 seconds slower than the twin-turbo B5 S4 less than ten years.

Inside the gray Audi, the beautiful new interior borrows much of the A5/S5 cuts. Amber-brown leather seats contrasts with the car, while the equipment once reserved for the highest price quotations Audi is now available and often standard - MMI, the electronic parking brake, the camera back, and more .

Making his debut on the new Audi A4 is the promenade Select (ADS). With ADS, the driver can choose its own settings for the suspension, the anchor, a sense of direction, and the response time. There are four settings: comfort, automatic and dynamic programs are pre-established, while individuals can refine specific parameters via the MMI screen instructions. Go with individual, and you can apply any supply each of the factors - say, steering and gas dynamics, but comfort suspension or Auto. Change the more comfortable the more dynamic gases and parameters steering allows a subtle alteration of the response. Setting the suspension nets more obvious results, though - firming the racing car and adding a slight degree of severity. Audi tells the ADS system will be introduced in the more highly equipped models.

On snow-covered roads around Niagara-on-the-Lake, the A4 felt ready and verifiable. No doubt, the most rearward engine placement of the new Audi longitudinal modular architecture allows the balance of the car. With so much torque on tap, the A4 is more than willing to send up rooster tails of snow in the four corners of the ASR was once disabled. Even before ESP is off, the programming is rather lenient for you to hang the car a bit, but you still need roads whitewashed to really play Form D field.

More interesting, the larger and more luxurious and more powerful A4 is said to net more than 40 mpg. The A4 diesel could help establish a new paradigm for fans of socially conscious performance. Unfortunately for fans, the conditions of the American market (as evidenced by the high price of federalization and low transmission rate manual gearbox) mean an A4 3.0 TDI will probably not come with two pedals when it reaches our shores somewhere in 2009. Even still, the car will be no slouch and DSG (S-tronic Audi speak) may get the nod, even if it does not play well with the types of JD Power.

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