Audi A4 History — Volkswagen Passat B5

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Audi A4 History

Audi A4

The A4 is a compact luxury car series by Volkswagen Group, first in 1995 as a 1996 model and the Audi 80. It was originally based on the B5, the as the current VW Passat, and had the same until a redesign in 2002. One was the combination of longitudinal engine and front wheel drive. wheel drive was available as an It was available with a large of four and six cylinders from 1.6 L to 2.8 L, the most popular versions by the VW Group’s 1.9 TDI engine.

In 1998, the received a facelift with a engine — the 2.8 was changed 2 valves per cylinder to 5 valves per and power was increased to 193 PS (190 kW). Also, new taillights, and minor interior changes available the next year. A version, the Audi S4, was introduced in The S4 was equipped with a bi-turbo 2.7 L V6 producing 250 PS (247 hp/184 kW) and 350 Nm ft.lbf) of torque. The car came in a 6-speed manual and a 5-speed transmission to drive the power to the via Audi’s Quattro four drive system. For 2001, the boost on the 1.8T engine was to make 170 PS (168 hp/125 Cars with the boosted get a red shadow under the letter T on the

For 2002, the car was redesigned with a new designated B6 (also called 8E by It received a larger displacement the 220 PS (217 hp/162 kW) 3.0 L V6 as a range as well as new 2.5 L V6 TDI engines with 180 PS hp/132 kW). The smaller 1.9 power was also increased to 130 PS hp/96 kW). A continuously transmission was an option on front drive cars. The new Audi S4 was in 2003 and still used up to the (2005) model. The new S4 is powered by a 4.2 L V8 engine producing 340 PS (335 kW). New to the 2003 model are the choice between a 6-speed or a new 6-speed Tiptronic gear

In 2003, the Audi A4 received a bodywork variation and, for the time, a convertible version finally replaced the outdated 80 Other additions to the range the introduction of FSI technology (gasoline injection) to the atmospheric 2.0 L and an increase in for the 1.8 L to 163 or 190 PS (161 or 187 hp/120 or 140 kW).

For the late 2005 model the A4 received its third redesign, the B7 and has been drawn by Italian Maria Da Silva. Major included a larger and sportier engine, the 2.0 Turbo and 200 PS (197 kW), while the V6 was enlarged to 3.2 L power topping 255 PS (252 kW), both of which FSI technology. The more powerful 1.9 TDI was by a 16-valve 2.0 L engine with increased to 140 PS (138 hp/103 while the 3.0 TDI from the A6 was introduced as the new topper, but slightly less Other changes included a controversial front grille on that of the Audi Nuvolari a redesigned rear end, bi-xenon headlights, larger and rear brakes, a new 6-speed transmission, suspension tweaks and interior modifications.

Quattro drive is available the range on almost all engines 1.6 and 2.0 L aspirated being the exceptions), the 3.0 TDI had standard quattro. The same to the new S4, which featured a slightly 4.2 V8, now with FSI technology, stroke by 0.2 mm (1/10 of an inch) and a small in power, which was now 344 PS (339 kW).

More impressive was the RS4, which debuted in in 2005. The RS4 was able to achieve a power output of 420 PS (414 kW) without need for supercharging, the small group of atmospheric with a specific output 100 PS/litre. Unfortunately for Audi the German brand did not remove the limiter, otherwise it was speculated the RS4 could actually overtake the 300 (186 mph) mark.


The biggest competitors for the A4 are the BMW the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lexus IS Others include the Acura TL, CTS, Infiniti G35 and Volvo The original A4’s success is viewed as the single most factor for Audi’s recovery in the US the sales plunge caused by the 5000’s disputed sudden incidents (disclosed on the TV program 60 in 1986). Early A4s also from several major flaws such as premature arm failures, timing belt and oil sludging.

In specific, the original I4 engine was affected by an oil sludge caused in part by its relatively low oil Transverse applications of this as found in VW/Audi A platform have a greater capacity and do not from sludging to the same


The A4 made Car and Driver Ten Best list for 1996 1998, and again for 2002.


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