Driving the Audi A4 and A5 TDI Great Falls MT

On the diesel side, the A4 can be purchased with the same 2.0L four cylinder already offered in the US spec VW Jetta TDI, or a choice of 2.7L or 3.0L V6 oil burners. The A5 only offers the two V6 engines for those opting for diesel. Here at Green Fuels Forecast we drove an example of each car powered by the 3.0L V6 TDI and a six-speed manual gearbox.

Bozeman Audi
1800 West Main
Bozeman, MT
 
Tri State Truck & Equipment Inc
(406) 452-9551
5024 Tri Hill Frontage Rd
Great Falls, MT
 
Lithia Honda
(406) 791-8700
4900 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Motor Vehicle Divison
(406) 454-3149
Great Falls, MT
 
Ford Authorized Sales Service
(406) 727-2552
500 10th
Great Falls, MT
 
Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Great Falls
(406) 791-8600
4025 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
I State Truck Center Inc
(406) 454-1311
2121 Vaughn Rd
Great Falls, MT
 
Bennett Pontiac Buick GMC Subaru
(406) 727-2100
26 9th St S
Great Falls, MT
 
City Motor Company
(406) 761-4900
3900 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 
Pierce's Auto Group
(406) 761-3305
2720 10th Ave S
Great Falls, MT
 

Driving the Audi A4 and A5 TDI

Driving the Audi A4 and A5 TDI By Sam Abuelsamid November 28, 2008

Over the past year, Audi has completely redesigned its mainstream mid-sized car platform which debuted in 2007 under the new A5 coupe, followed by the A4 sedan and station wagon this year. In 2009, the so-called B8 platform will also provide the basis for the new Q5 mid-size SUV as well. Americans are only able to get gasoline engines in the A4/A5 so far, but European consumers get a wider array of choices, particularly in the sedan.


On the diesel side, the A4 can be purchased with the same 2.0L four cylinder already offered in the US spec VW Jetta TDI, or a choice of 2.7L or 3.0L V6 oil burners. The A5 only offers the two V6 engines for those opting for diesel. Here at Green Fuels Forecast we drove an example of each car powered by the 3.0L V6 TDI and a six-speed manual gearbox. The A4 was provided by fuel system supplier Bosch while the A5 came from turbocharger supplier Honeywell. While the powertrains were nominally equal, the coupe lacked some of the dynamic options that were installed on the sedan.
The A4 had the new Audi Drive Select system that provides driver adjustable damping and an active steering system. The adjustable dampers are combined with a sport suspension system that lowers the ride height by 0.79 inches. The difference between sport and comfort modes for the damping was not dramatically obvious but the lowered suspension of the sedan definitely had crisper responses than the base setup in the coupe.

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