Alongside the sedan, Audi has staged today the world premiere of the A4 B9 Avant. It’s up to 120 kg lighter than the model it replaces and comes with a more accommodating interior cabin as a result of the extended wheelbase which now measures 2.82 meters, representing a 12 mm increase. The sharpened up body is not only more appealing, but also significantly more aerodynamic as the drag coefficient has been reduced to 0.26 which represents one of the best figures in this class.
The A4 B9 Avant is now an even better solution for the family as the capacity of the trunk has increased by 15 liters to 505 liters with the rear seats in position and once you fold down the 40:20:40-split rear bench, you will have a massive 1,510-liter capacity at your disposal to haul cargo. Aside from the obvious longer rear overhang, the wagon version can be visually distinguished by a prominent roof-mounted spoiler providing a sportier look the Ingolstadt’s latest compact Avant.
Needless to say, it will have the same array of engines as the sedan, so there will be a 150 PS & 250 Nm 1.4 TFSI, along with a 2.0 TFSI offered in two states of tune: 190 PS & 320 Nm and 252 PS & 370 Nm. A more economical 2.0 TDI can be had with either 150 PS & 320 Nm or with 190 PS & 400 Nm while the 3.0 TDI develops 218 PS & 400 Nm and 272 PS & 600 Nm.
The A4 B9 Avant also gets a g-tron version that uses a 2.0 TFSI engine with 170 PS & 270 Nm which can run on compressed natural gas. The CNG tanks are placed below the car and can store 19 kg of gas which will be enough for a 500-km range while the gasoline tank will provide another 450 km of range.