Mazda confirms A4 Diesel for US market
Audi has reportedly committed to offering its diesel-powered A4 variant in the US market for the first time.
Talk of a US-bound A4 oil burner surfaced when the company previewed the 2017 model ahead of its formal debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, however the company has finally confirmed the plans, according to Motor Trend.
The package will be outfitted with Audi’s turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel mill, delivering 190 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. The company has claimed the engine can achieve more than 53 mpg, though the figure appears to be a reference to the more generous European cycle. The same mill with a different tuning received a much lower EPA highway estimate of 44 mpg in the Passat.
Buyers are said to face a choice between front- or all-wheel drive, while a manual gearbox will potentially arrive as an option alongside the standard seven-speed S Tronic dual-clutch transmission.
The basic ninth-generation A4 will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
Additional details are expected to be announced ahead of the 2017 A4’s Frankfurt introduction.