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Brand new Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro poses for the camera in Sweden

The Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro (B9) was the star of a new photo session conducted by our friend Auditography.

Just like with his previous set of images showing the R8 V10 Plus, the new A4 was shot in Malmö, Sweden and this particular car had the optional pearlescent Daytona Grey paint. Those cool 19-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels have a five-spoke matte titanium design and come wrapped in 245/35 R19 tires. On top of that, the premium sedan has the fancy matrix LED headlights with dynamic turn signals also found at the back in the LED taillights.

It’s probably one of the most expensive A4s out there as aside from the the S line treatment it also has the optional Audi Virtual Cockpit, front & rear parking sensors, sunroof, Alcantara upholstery and the flat-bottomed steering wheel.

The premium sedan is powered by the beefy 3.0 TDI six-cylinder with 272 PS and and a massive 600 Nm torque. The motor is coupled exclusively to an S tronic gearbox sending power to a quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. This hardware setup grants a 0-100 km/h run in just 5.3 seconds and an electronically-governed 250 km/h top speed.

If you are more interested in fuel consumption, you should know the Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro promises to consume 4.9 liters / 100 km in the combined cycle with corresponding CO2 emissions of 129 g/km. In light of the Dieselgate, hopefully these figures are true in the real world.

Don’t let the evolutionary design trick you into believing this is just a facelifted A4 B8, because in reality the car is literally all-new. It has lost up to 120 kg, despite being 25 mm longer and 16 mm wider than its predecessor. We admit the body looks overly familiar, but keep in mind the panels have been extensively revised as the car’s drag coefficient now stands at just 0.23 for the sedan and 0.26 for the more practical Avant.

Audi certainly hopes the ongoing Dieselgate saga will not have a negative impact on the new A4’s sales, specifically on the models powered by the 2.0 TDI or 3.0 TDI.

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Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.