2009 Audi A4 TDI concept e review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 6 October 2008 , 16:10:51 byVeronica

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 Audi A4 TDI concept e

German carmaker Audi is introducing the new A4 TDI concept e technology concept at the Paris Motor Show. the model offers the agile experience of driving and Audi, yet it uses just 3.99 liters of fuel / 100 km. Under the hood it hides a 2.0-liter direct-injection TDI engine capable of developing 120 horsepower and 290 Nm of torque. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 206 km/h. The engine features a comprehensive package of additional efficient technologies. The recuperation system is also a very important components used for improving fuel efficiency. A start-stop system switches the engine off when the vehicle comes to a standstill. Just as in the production version, Audi is using a thermostatically controlled cooling circuit with an internal heat exchanger for the automatic air conditioning system. The A4 TDI concept e uses a new controller: the engine disconnects the compressor of the air con of its drive whenever possible. The 2.0-liter TDI transfers its power to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission which is notable for its considerably reduced internal friction. The electrical brakes are another technology module that shows meticulous the Audi engineers were in their approach to efficiency. The carmaker plans to expand its e model line in the near future and start putting further technologies from its modular efficiency assembly into production. By the year 2012, the brand will once again have significantly reduced CO2 emissions while continuing to hone its sporty, elegant profile. The equipment, data and prices specified refer only to the models offered for sale on the German market. Different changes can appear. Audi takes very seriously in relation to its efficiency strategy.