Audi is participating in the 2012 GreenZone Drive public test drive event, to be held at the RACV Royal Pines near the Gold Coast on August 10-13. Showcasing Audi’s ‘efficiency as standard’ axiom will be two recently launched models: the A1 Sportback 1.6 TDI and the A4 1.8 TFSI. Fuel consumption for these models start at 3.8 and 5.7 litres per 100km respectively.
The Audi A1 Sportback
The Audi A1 1.6 TDI firmly established its efficiency credentials last year, when it completed the 3,028km journey from Darwin to Adelaide as part of the 2011 World Solar Challenge. Using just over 100 litres of diesel fuel in total, the A1 1.6 TDI averaged a remarkable 3.4 litres per 100km.
The recent arrival of the five-door A1 Sportback has added further versatility to the range, but in combination with the 1.6 TDI engine, rated fuel consumption remains impressively frugal at 3.8 litres per 100km, emitting just 99g/km of CO2. The convenient S tronic transmission model that is being offered for test drives at the 2012 GreenZone Drive makes best use of the 66kW 1.6 TDI engine’s sporty performance. It shifts easily between each of its seven gear ratios in just a few hundredths of a second, yet it still offers excellent fuel consumption figures of 4.2 litres per 100km.
The Manufacturer’s List Price for the A1 Sportback 1.6 TDI S tronic is $32,250.
The Audi A4 sedan
The popular mid-sized premium sedan, the Audi A4, was refreshed only a month ago. As part of this update came an all-new 1.8 TFSI petrol engine that is laden with the very latest in fuel-saving technology. A combination of direct and indirect fuel injection offers drivers the best of both worlds: maximum fuel efficiency while cruising, with the sporty performance expected of an Audi when it’s required. Modular efficiency technologies like start-stop save fuel when the car is stationary.
The model equipped with the multitronic continuously variable transmission is being offered for test drives at the 2012 GreenZone event and ensures the perfect balance is struck between fuel efficiency and sporty performance. Its fuel consumption figures are comparable with many vehicles in smaller segments, sipping just 5.8 litres per 100km and emitting only 134 g/km of CO2.
With a substantial 125kW and 320Nm of power and torque, the 1.8 TFSI engine is a great example of Audi’s ‘efficiency as standard’ maxim that is present in every vehicle that bears the famous four rings on its nose.
The Manufacturer’s List Price for the A4 1.8 TFSI multitronic is $55,500.
Audi GreenZone Drive test drive vehicles
(Manufacturer List Prices do not include dealer delivery and government statutory charges)
|Audi A1 Sportback 1.6 TDI S tronic 66kW||4.2l/100km||$32,250|
|Audi A4 1.8 TFSI multitronic sedan 125kW||5.8l/100km||$55,500|