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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Audi A4 Cabriolet: First pictures of the new model

Audi A4 Cabriolet
Fourtitude has some pictures of the new Audi A4 Cabriolet which will also be of the main attractions at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. Besides the Audi Q7 of course!
An enjoyable and sporty driving experience, superior and complex technology, classic and exciting styling, and luxury that even satisfies the demands made in the luxury class: Audi is presenting the new generation of a car that has become a classic – the A4 Cabriolet.

The car’s technology lives up to the promise made by its new styling: the A4 Cabriolet is being launched with four engines, three of which are being offered for the Audi A4 Cabriolet for the very first time. FSI and turbo FSI technology represent the most advanced state of the art for petrol engines, as do the ultramodern piezo injectors in the three-litre TDI, which is already familiar from the A4, A6 and A8. The sporty yet comfortable dynamic suspension converts the power delivered by these units into sheer driving pleasure – on every bend, on every mile of the journey.

Innovative and highly sophisticated technologies are an integral part of practically all vehicle areas and components: the optional xenon headlights, with dynamic cornering lights as an option, are proof of this, as indeed is quattro permanent four-wheel drive.

Almost all convertibles look good with the top down, but only a few are equally as attractive with the top up. The Audi A4 Cabriolet cuts an extremely fine figure both open and closed. The fully automatic, electro-hydraulic hood can be operated when driving at a speed of up to 30 km/h – an advantageous feature that is not to be underestimated in the city, for example, where it is not always possible to stop suddenly. Thanks to its good thermal insulation and glass rear window, the Audi A4 Cabriolet can also be used without restriction in the winter. But the A4 Cabriolet is not only a car for all seasons because of its outstanding insulation – quattro permanent four-wheel drive technology additionally improves the car’s safety and handling.

At a glance: The new Audi A4 Cabriolet
- Newly designed body with emphatically sporty styling
- Dimensions: length 4,573 mm, height 1,391 mm, wheelbase 2,650 mm. Luggage compartment: 315 litres (246 litres with the hood open)
- Engines (longitudinally installed):
- 3.2 FSI V6 developing 188 kW (255 bhp), 330 Nm, 0-100 km/h:
6.8 s, top speed: 250 km/h (governed)
2.0 TFSI developing 147 kW (200 bhp), 280 Nm, 0-100 km/h:
7.9 s, top speed: 238 km/h
1.8 T developing 120 kW (163 bhp), 225 Nm, 0-100 km/h: 9.4 s, top speed: 226 km/h
- 3.0 TDI V6 developing 171 kW (233 bhp), 450 Nm, 0-100 km/h: 7.3 s, top speed: 242 km/h
- 5-speed or 6-speed manual gearbox, alternatively 6-speed tiptronic (for quattro models) or continuously variable multitronic automatic transmission (in combination with front-wheel drive)
- Front-wheel drive or quattro permanent four-wheel drive
- Dynamic suspension: optimised four-link front suspension and self-tracking trapezoidal-link rear suspension for precise, agile handling, brake system with improved performance, latest-generation ESP
New: adaptive light (dynamic cornering lights)


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Source: Fourtitude

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