The six-cylinder unit with common rail direct injection and piezo injectors made its A4 range debut in the new A4 Cabriolet, and propels the A4 3.0 TDI quattro Saloon to 62mph in 6.8 seconds on the way to a top speed of 152mph. It manages to deliver the same 36.7mpg combined fuel economy figure as its 202bhp predecessor. This latest engine is also equipped as standard with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to minimise particulate emissions.
Audi will offer the A4 3.0 TDI quattro with a free upgrade to SE specification at no extra costs until June 30.
In addition to standard equipment, SE specification adds 17-inch 16-spoke alloy wheels, an Audi Concert II radio with single CD player, cruise control, electric rear windows, aluminium window trims and the Audi driver’s information system (DIS).
The S line model features 18-inch five-arm alloy wheels, S line body styling, sports suspension and sports seats and steering wheel. The full S line package is currently available at £750.
The A4 3.0 TDI quattro SE Saloon and Avant models cost £27,025 OTR and £28,175 OTR respectively, and their S line equivalents £27,775 OTR and £28,925.
#AM_ART_SPLIT# New S8 quattro price announced
Audi’s S quattro series flagship, the S8, with new 10-cylinder FSI engine developed with Lamborghini input is priced at £70,780.
It will be available to order in April for first deliveries in June.
The 5.2-litre V10 FSI 448bhp petrol engine was developed using the Lamborghini Gallardo’s 5.0-litre unit as its technical basis. It is linked to six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission and reaches 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds.