The torque-strong TFSI and TDI engines in the Audi A4 allroad quattro offer improved performance with better efficiency. The TFSI and five TDI engines produce between 110 kW (150 hp) and 200 kW (272 hp), which is up to 20 kW (27 hp) more than in the previous model. At the same time, Audi has reduced CO2 emissions by up to 21 grams per kilometer (33.8 g/mi). Power transmission is handled by a manual six-speed gearbox, the new seven-speed S tronic or the further developed eight-speed tiptronic. quattro all-wheel drive is standard. The new quattro drive with ultra technology is making its debut in the Audi A4 allroad quattro 2.0 TFSI. It implements a very efficient operating strategy.
Rated at 247 hp/243 lb-ft the 2.0-liter TFSI is smooth, quiet and plenty eager enough for normal driving. You’ll just wish it thrashed a little less and moved a little more during full-bore overtakes.
Quattro with ultra is designed for longitudinal engines (it is not a Haldex system) and activates all-wheel drive only when required, reducing drivetrain losses and saving gas in front-wheel drive. It uses a multiplate clutch with an integrated decoupler to engage and disengage all-wheel drive in “a split second.”
The A4 itself is the declaration, though – it’s a far better car than the already good car it replaces but the new car pitches itself straight into a battle that it can win if the buyer isn’t bothered by the driven wheels but is interested in the tech toys.