1999 Audi A4 Avant
Audi A4 Avant
Audi debuted the exemplar in 1995 on Volkswagen’s B5 program, which it divided with the 5th propagation Volkswagen Passat. Wish the Passat, it had a longitudinally-mounted locomotive and received movement roll effort, although the brobdingnagian bulk of A4s Audi sells in Northward America cum optioned with their quattro all bicycle effort scheme. The Avant wagon arrived a yr afterward.
A blanket compass of engines were usable to European customers, betwixt 1.6 and 2.8 L, and a 1.9 L Diesel useable with VW’s new “pumpe-düse” engineering, open of achieving a so heights might evaluate of 110 PS (81 kW), although Audi’s 2.8 L V6, carried o’er from the old 80/90 was the lone locomotive selection in Northerly America until 1997.
The Audi A4 was the offset example in the Volkswagen Radical to characteristic the new 1.8 L 20V motive with five-spot valves per cylinder, based on the whole Audi Mutant had highly-developed for their Supertouring racer. A turbocharged edition produced 150 PS (110 kW) and 210 Nm (155 ft.lb) of torsion. This engineering was added to the V6 folk in 1996, start with the 2.8 L V6 30V, which now wired 193 PS (142 kW).
Audi besides debuted their new Tiptronic transmittance on the B5 chopine, based on the whole Porsche highly-developed for their 964-generation 9-11. The transmittal is a “manumatic”, significant it offers the driver a quality of impulsive the car as either an reflexive or a clutchless manual.
The B5 A4 is arguably a basin example for Audi. Antecedently regarded as reasonably of a bit-player in the opulence car section, the monumental melioration in caliber and technology with the B5 A4 made buyers recognise that thither was now a brand differently BMW and Mercedes. Combined with the basal TT construct (posterior a product car), Audi emerged as a leader in the sumptuousness car commercialize.
B5 facelift (1998-2001)
Audi fresh the manakin in the 1997 Frankfurt Motive Establish, with sales first in Europe in former 1998. Likewise the launching of a 2.4 L 30-valve V6 (replacement the out-of-date 2.6 V6), the nearly authoritative additions to the scope were the 2.5 L V6 TDI locomotive with 150 PS (110 kW) and received quattro and a 6-speed gearbox, likewise the new high-performance S4, now function of the A4 card (the premature S4 had been a Audi 100). New taillights, headlights, threshold handles, and early fry outside/midland changes rounded out the decorative updates.
In mid 1998, the 1.8T locomotive usable away Europe had its mightiness production brocaded to 170 PS (125 kW), piece the 12-valve V6 was replaced by the 30 valve whole that had been uncommitted in Europe for two days.
In 1999, Audi debuted an eventide higher execution modelling, the RS4, comparable its precursor RS2 useable solitary in the Avant personify.
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