Driving the Audi A4 and A5 TDI Wapakoneta OH

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.

White-Allen Audi
648 North Springboro Pike
Dayton, OH
 
Byers Audi
401 N. Hamilton Road
Columbus, OH
 
Cascade Audi
4149 State Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
 
Audi Sylvania
5570 Monroe St
Sylvania, OH
 
Clark Ford-Mercury Inc
(419) 229-7134
N Dixie 25A
Wapakoneta, OH
 
Sunnyside Audi
7660 Pearl Rd
Middleburg Heights, OH
 
The Audi Connection
9678 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH
 
MAG Audi
6335 Perimeter Loop Road
Dublin, OH
 
Clark Ford-Mercury Sales
(419) 738-2195
613 County Road 25A
Wapakoneta, OH
 
Mike Swaney Pontiac Buick GMC Truck Inc
(419) 738-2164
211 E Auglaize St
Wapakoneta, OH
 

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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