Audi has presented a new A4 for the 2010 model year that is a significant improvement over its predecessor. The premium sedan features a two liter turbo-charged engine that produces two hundred and eleven horsepower.
The four cylinder turbo is responsive; the quick acceleration is delivered in a controlled manner through a six-speed manual transmission. The engine features four valves per cylinder, with a direct injection fuel system and dual overhead cam shafts. The sedan is also available with the "quattro" all wheel drive system that Audi has been perfecting since the 1980's. In addition to the aforementioned two hundred and eleven horsepower that the engine delivers at six thousand revolutions per minute, the engine also delivers two hundred fifty-eight pounds of torque at four thousand two hundred revolutions per minute.
The Environmental Protection Agency has rated the engine as returning twenty-two miles per gallon in city driving, and thirty miles per gallon on the highway. In comparison, the BMW 3 series base engine (three liter, six cylinder) returns only nineteen miles per gallon in city driving and only twenty-eight miles per gallon in highway driving. It should also be noted that the Audi A4 returns these mileage figures with the all wheel drive system; clearly Audi has succeeded in producing a sedan with excellent performance and great fuel economy. And speaking of performance, the Audi is definitely no slouch in that arena. The two liter turbo-charged engine propels the A4 from zero to sixy miles per hour in seven and three-tenths seconds, and covers a quarter mile in fifteen and one-half seconds. Whether it is in performance, fuel economy, or technical features, Audi has given the A4 the ability to compete with any car in its class.