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New Audi A5 2.0 TFSI - New Audi A6 2.0 TDI Limited Edition - (UK)

June 26th, 2008
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ALL-NEW HIGH-TORQUE 2.0 TFSI ENGINE IS A PERFECT FIT FOR AUDI A5

Latest Turbo FSI engine joins Audi coupé range and reiterates that fun and frugality are far from mutually exclusive

  • A5 2.0 TFSI now available to order in front-wheel-drive or quattro all-wheel-drive forms priced at £28,760 OTR and £30,285 OTR – first deliveries in August
  • All-new Turbo FSI engine is based on 1.8 TFSI from new A4, but adds Audi valvelift technology for improved engine ‘breathing’ to maximise performance and efficiency
  • 211PS @ 4,300 to 6,000rpm, 350Nm @ 1,500-4,200rpm
  • A5 2.0 TFSI 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds, top speed 155mph, combined mpg 42.8, CO2 154g/km

A newly developed Turbo FSI petrol engine available from this week for the Audi A5 provides the sought-after coupe with yet another choice blend of pace and pence-per-mile efficiency. The new 211PS A5 2.0 TFSI can be ordered in either front-wheel-drive or quattro permanent all-wheel-drive forms for £28,760 OTR or £30,285 OTR, and will reach its first UK customers in August.

The new high-tech 2.0-litre unit is derived from the already much praised 1.8 TFSI engine introduced recently in A3, A4 and A5 models, but takes its efficiency a step further still through the use of new Audi valvelift technology. By employing sliding cam units mounted on the intake camshaft that allow for more variation in the degree of valve lift, the engine is able to ‘breathe’ even more effectively, switching to a higher cam profile when strong acceleration is required, or a lower profile that requires less fuel and air compression when throttle usage is more relaxed.

The new 2.0-litre TFSI unit delivers 211PS from 4,300rpm and a very impressive 350Nm torque maximum from just 1,500rpm – more even than the 3.2-litre V6 FSI unit also powering A5 models. It enables the front-wheel-drive A5 2.0 TFSI with six-speed manual transmission to cover the 0-62mph sprint in 6.9 seconds, reach a top speed of 155mph and return up to 42.8mpg according to the combined cycle test.  And despite doing full justice in performance terms to the purposeful styling of the A5, it also shows restraint where emissions are concerned, with an output of 154g/km for the front-wheel-drive version.

Standard specification for front-wheel-drive and quattro all-wheel-drive versions of the new A5 2.0 TFSI includes xenon headlamps with trademark LED strip daytime running lamps, 17-inch seven-spoke alloy wheels, 3-zone electronic climate control, a 10-speaker Concert CD audio system, full Milano leather upholstery and rear acoustic parking.

LAP OF LUXURY FOR NEW AUDI A6 2.0 TDI LIMITED EDITION

Upgraded limited run A6 Saloon and Avant 2.0 TDI models look even sharper and cosset even more effectively

  • A6 2.0 TDI Limited Edition now available to order in Saloon and Avant body styles priced at £26,670 OTR and £28,240 OTR
  • Limited Edition specification based on SE trim but adds interior and exterior upgrades that equate to £1,600-worth of added customer value
  • Six-speed manual transmission standard, ultra-efficient seven-speed multitronic CVT available at extra cost
  • A6 2.0 TDI Limited Edition manual 0-62mph in 10.3 seconds, top speed 130mph, combined mpg 46.3, CO2 159g/km

Increased visual impact and enhanced comfort are the key ingredients in the new Audi A6 2.0 TDI Limited Edition, which joins the UK A6 range this week priced at £26,670 OTR in Saloon form or £28,240 OTR as an Avant.

Available exclusively in conjunction with the 2.0-litre, 140PS TDI engine, and taking the A6 in SE form as its starting point, the new Limited Edition model features an alloy wheel upgrade from a 17-inch five-spoke star design to a polished 18-inch twelve-spoke, and inside swaps Meridian cloth upholstery for supple Milano leather.

As part of a separate enhancement package for all four-cylinder petrol and TDI versions of the A6, DVD satellite navigation, which incorporates an upgrade to a seven-inch high resolution colour monitor for the Multi Media Interface control system and a six-disc CD changer, is also included at no extra cost.

If taken at face value, these luxury extras would normally add £3,725 to the total price of an A6 2.0 TDI SE, but the 2.0 TDI Limited Edition carries a premium of just £875, equating to total added value of £2,850.

The A6 2.0 TDI Saloon with six-speed manual transmission can accelerate from rest to 62mph in 10.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 130mph, all the while offering the potential to cover up to 46.3 miles per gallon of diesel.

In addition to the extras which define the A6 2.0 TDI Limited Edition, standard A6 specification includes electronic climate control, cruise control, light and rain sensors, powered front and rear windows and mirrors, a 10-speaker, 160-watt audio system and a Driver’s Information System.  

This high specification, combined with attainable pricing and the inherent frugality and correspondingly modest 154g/km CO2 output of the 2.0-litre TDI engine, will make the A6 2.0 TDI Limited Edition a popular choice for both private and corporate customers.


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