The new generation of the Audi A4 will get a diesel engine for the very first time in the United States.
According to a recent report, published by Motor Authority, Audi is planning on offering a diesel engine for the first time on the new A4 generation in the United States. Our source is stating that this will come as a 2.0 liter TDI turbo diesel, capable of putting down a total of 190 HP (140 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. This won’t be the only unit available for the midsized vehicle over-seas and Audi will also offer a 2.0 liter TFSI turbocharged gasoline burner, with four cylinders, producing 252 HP (185 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque.
Both engines will be sending their power to the front-wheel drive and will be connected to a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. No CVT will be offered across the lineup but the carmaker might introduce a manual version too, because this hasn’t been ruled out. Rumor has it that the manual gearbox might be offered with the diesel unit. The new generation of the Audi A4 is said to arrive in the United States as a four-door sedan at first and it will be then followed by the more practical A4 Avant (estate). No pricing details on the new A4 have been announced for the U.S. market so far. You can find out more about the new Audi A4 here.