Audi A4 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Audi A4

The A4 has been built in generations and is based on Volkswagen’s B The first generation A4 succeeded the 80. The automaker’s internal numbering the A4 as a continuation of the Audi 80 lineage, the initial A4 designated as the B5-series, by the B6, B7, and the current B8. The B8 A4 is built on the Volkswagen MLB platform shared with other Audi models and one Porsche model within Group. [ 2 ]

First Generation B5 ( Typ 8D, [ edit ]

Facelift Audi A4 1.8 T sedan, Australia

The first generation Audi A4 internally as the Typ 8D ) debuted in October [ 4 ] [ 5 ] with production starting 1994 and European sales in January 1995 for the 1995 year. North American later began in September for the 1996 model year. [ 6 ] It was on the Volkswagen Group B5 (PL45) which it shared with the generation Volkswagen Passat Typ 3B). It had a front-mounted longitudinal and front-wheel drive.

Many of the A4 were also available Audi’s quattro four-wheel system. The A4 was initially introduced as a saloon/sedan ; the Avant (estate/wagon ) was in November 1995 and went on in February 1996.

Development began in 1988, the first design sketches created later that By 1991, an exterior design by Hasanic was chosen and frozen for 1994 production by 1992. The design was later finalized in with pilot production in the first half of 1994. concluded in the third quarter of preceding November 1994 of production. [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ 9 ] [ 10 ]

A wide range of combustion engines were in European markets, between 1.6 and for petrol engines ; and a 1.9#160;litre engine available with Group ‘s VE technology, of achieving a 90#160;PS (66#160;kW ; ) or 110#160;PS (81#160;kW; 108#160;bhp), Audi’s 2.8#160;litre V6 engine. over from the old 80/90 was the engine option in North until 1997.

The Audi A4 was the first model in the Group to feature the new 1.8#160;litre 20v with five valves per based on the unit Audi had developed for their Supertouring car. A turbocharged version 150#160;PS (110#160;kW; 148#160;bhp) and 210 metres (155#160;lb·ft ) torque. technology was added to the V6 family of in 1996, starting with the V6 30v, which now produced (142#160;kW; 190#160;bhp).

Audi also debuted new tiptronic automatic transmission on the B5 based on the unit Porsche for their 964 -generation 911. The is a conventional automatic gearbox a torque converter offering the fully automatic operation or selection of the gear ratios.

B5 (1997–2001) [ edit ]

Audi A4

A refreshed B5 A4 appeared at the 1997 Frankfurt Show. with sales in Europe in early 1998. The 30-valve V6 engine replaced the 12-valve. A 2.5#160;litre V6 Turbocharged Injection (TDI) diesel with 150#160;PS (110#160;kW ; ) was standard on the quattro.

A six-speed gearbox was available, as well as the new Audi S4. now part of the A4 lineup previous S4 had been an Audi 100 ). updates included new rear headlights. door handles, and minor exterior/interior changes.

In mid-1998, the 1.8 20vT engine outside Europe had its power raised to 170#160;PS (125#160;kW; The previous KKK K03 turbocharger. although unchanged, received revisions on the side to prevent cracking due to [ citation needed ] The 12-valve V6 was by the 30-valve unit which had available in Europe for two years.

A facelift took place the A4 and S4 platform in February 1999 as a model; changes were cosmetic, but affected many such as both front and bumpers, the front and rear the center console, and door [ 11 ]

In 1999 Audi also an even higher performance R enn S model, the RS4 Avant. like its RS2. available only in the bodystyle.

B5 engines [ edit ]

The engines were available:

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