Audi Develops New Electric Battery; Opens A4 Orders

Audi A4 Avant 3.0

Audi Opens A4 Order Books in Europe

If you’ve been waiting to order a new 2016 Audi A4 Sedan or Avant, and you live in Europe, now you can. Audi’s opened its order books and you can order away.

Base versions get the entry-level 1.4-liter 150 horsepower TFSI four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. For a little more bank, it will be available with a high-efficiency engine 2.0 TFSI ultra engine that churns out 190 horsepower. The gasoline engine uses an innovative combustion process and has been designed based on the rightsizing principle.

“Rightsizing is about striking the perfect balance between vehicle category, displacement, output, torque and efficiency behavior in everyday conditions. Our new 2.0 TFSI is a paragon of Vorsprung durch Technik,” explains Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at AUDI AG.

Both models also come equipped with new technologies that making their first appearance in the A4, such as Matrix LED headlights, adaptive cruise control Stop&Go including traffic jam assist, Audi virtual cockpit and 3D Sound System from Bang & Olufsen.

The new Audi A4 and Audi A4 Avant will the road in Germany this fall.

Audi Develops New Electric Battery

Audi means business when it comes to developing Tesla fighting vehicles, and to that end, it’s developing a new electric battery using cell modules from LG Chem and Samsung SDI. It’ll be used in Audi’s new electric SUV in Europe to start with and give it a driving range of 311 miles.  

“Together with our South Korean development partners, we are bringing production of the latest battery-cell technology to the EU and strengthening European industry with this key technology,” stated Dr. Bernd Martens, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Procurement. The cell modules are to offer particularly high performance. “This will allow us to supply a technological solution that makes electric cars even more attractive for our customers.”

“With our first battery-electric Audi-SUV, we are combining an emission-free drive system with driving pleasure,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Development. “We will optimally integrate the innovative cell modules developed with LG Chem and Samsung SDI into our vehicle architecture, thus achieving an attractive overall package of sportiness and range.”

Audi isn’t revealing the name of the upcoming electric crossover, but one name being tossed about is the Q6 e-tron. The model is expected to arrive in 2018 and it’s expected to compete against the Tesla Model X.

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