To coincide with the upcoming sales launch of its new, Europe only A4 2.0 TDI e, Audi has today released its official combined fuel economy figures for the 101kW diesel sedan of just 4.61 litres per 100km (combined).
The ‘e’ (or economy) model not only manages exceptional fuel economy but can still hold its own in day-to-day traffic with a 0-100km/h time of 9.5 seconds. Top speed is 215km/h and in Europe at least, RRP is 30,800 euros, or roughly AU$56,500.
Audi claims the A4 TDI e is the most fuel efficient standard-size sedan in the world thanks to its six-speed manual transmission with a final-drive ratio five percent higher than the regular A4, enabling a reduction in engine speed in each of the six gears.
The engine-management system has also been modified for maximum efficiency and to increase fuel-saving even further, the A4 TDI e has been fitted with low-rolling-resistance tyres.
Standard equipment also includes a braking energy recovery system, an on-board computer with efficiency based programming and a display of all on-board data that makes a series of recommendations to the driver further enabling fuel savings by offering tips as to their driving habits.
Unfortunately, for now at least, the Audi A4 TDI e will not be available for the Australian market.