Moreover, a special edition of the B5 1. For North America, the facelift model Audi A4 sedan is only offered with 2. The B8 A4 is built on a variant of the , a platform which is also used in the. Avant pre-facelift The first generation Audi A4 known internally as the Typ 8D debuted in October 1994, with production starting November 1994 and European sales commencing in January 1995 for the 1995 model year. Trim levels are Attraction, Ambition, and Ambiente.
Despite initial mechanical problems, overall build and assembly quality were lauded both by the automotive press and within Audi and Volkswagen, and at the time, parent company Volkswagen declared the B5 the company-wide build quality benchmark for all its other models. It was inspired from Audi's race cars of the 2004 , and was reintroduced in 2006 as a regular option. According to 2007 Swedish vehicle inspection data, the Audi A4 Avant with is the most reliable vehicle available on the market, with vehicle inspection rejection rate of 0. Audi retired its 5-speed in favour of a new 6-speed. Yes, wheel bearings themselves are inexpensive, but replacing bearings on two wheels could take 2 or more hours because of all the things that need dissassembly and removal to access the bearings. The B8 A4 has increased in wheelbase by 160 millimetres 6. Development began in 1988, with the first design sketches being created later that year.
Electro-mechanical power steering is standard. A six-speed manual gearbox was available, as well as the new high-performance , now part of the A4 lineup the previous S4 had been an. This effectively redistributes the centre of gravity slightly rearwards, improving handling by better balancing vehicle mass between the front and rear axles. For North America destined models, the B8 continued in production for the 2016 model year, while Europe began deliveries on the 2016 B9 model. From summer 2006 on available for all saloon and Avant.
Audi was reported to stop offering 3. The B7 Cabriolet model arrived later than the other two body variants, with sales beginning in February 2006. Archived from on 1 June 2013. The transmission is a conventional gearbox with a torque converter offering the driver fully automatic operation or manual selection of the gear ratios. In Europe, the wide range of Audi A4 saloon and Avant estate are available with the 1. The A4 allroad quattro was made available in early summer 2009. However, the has been well-received for its V6 3.
This generation of quattro consisted of default of 50:50 front to rear dynamic torque distribution. No available for this engine. A further facelift took place across the A4 and S4 platform in February 1999 as a 1999. Previous A4 quattro models split torque with a default front:rear 50:50. The figures below are for the saloon only. The production version then went on sale in January 2009.
Audi introduced a developed by , named , which replaced the dated conventional automatic transmission on models. The Avant was introduced in June 2001 and arrived in European showrooms in September 2001. The boot trunk has also increased to 480 litres 17. Audi also debuted their new automatic transmission on the B5 platform, based on the unit developed for their -generation. It was available with front-wheel drive, or quattro four-wheel drive. The car was unveiled in 2009. In 1999 Audi also debuted an even higher performance Renn Sport model rennsport literally translates as racing sport , the , like its predecessor , available only in the Avant bodystyle.
It can achieve a fuel consumption of 3. Curb weight 1,410 kg 3,109 lb to 1,690 kg 3,726 lb 1,470 kg 3,241 lb to 1,695 kg 3,737 lb? A sport package named 'Ultra Sport' was introduced in the North American market shortly before the B6 was replaced by the B7. The second B6 and third generations B7 of the A4 also had a version, but the B8 version of the convertible became a variant of the instead as Audi got back into the compact executive coupé segment. Power output of the 1. The car's new styling was developed under Peter Schreyer between 1996—1998, inspired by the Bauhaus design language of the C5 second-generation introduced in 1997.
These engines both use a four-valve per cylinder configuration. Customers could not choose directly between those two engines. Get a second opinion from another garage, preferably not a dealership. The A4 was initially introduced as a four-door ; the Avant was introduced in November 1995 and went on sale in February 1996. The first generation A4 succeeded the. The additional torque bias applied to the rear wheels helps mimic the driving dynamics of rear wheel drive cars.