A Brief History Of Audi A4 ADR Engines
The launch of Audi A4 had a great importance for the Volkswagen group. It replaced the 80, which was a good car but the A4 was a huge step up in every aspect like style, quality and ride comfort. The Audi A4 proved itself to be a great alternative to the Mercedes C- Class and BMW 3 Series. The A4 and Passat were developed side by side and share many features and wide range of engines. It’s quite congested at the rear and the boot might not be massive but the Audi A4 is overall a great and premium saloon. The Audi A4 was offered with a wide choice of petrol and diesel engines.
These engines were constantly refined, upgraded and replaced over the time. In the start, the Audi A4′s petrol engine range included four engines; 1.6-litre, 1.8 litre, a 1.8 litre with a turbocharger and top of the range 2.6 litre V6 producing 150bhp. The V6 was also offered in a permanent all wheel drive (Quattro) system. The 1.8 litre with turbo is the best choice as it returns the best balance of performance and economy, hence it accounted for most of the sales of Audi A4 in that time. All the versions of 1.8 litre engine from 1995 to 2001 are known as Audi A4 ADR engines.
The 2.6L V6 was replaced by 193bhp 2.8L V6. The Audi A4 V6 engine range received a new addition of 2.4L V6 in 1997. The V6 engines were very good at performance and returned a great speed but they were very thirsty on the fuel. When the Audi A4 was launched, a 1.9litre TDI engine was offered as a diesel option. It was only capable of returning 90bhp. It was upgraded to 110bhp in 1996 that returned a better performance. Eventually an all-new 115bhp version replaced it, and returned even better performance. It was much refined and could do the 0-60mph sprint in 10.5 seconds.
The other choice in diesels was a 2.5 lire V6 TDI, it produced 150bhp which is on a par with the 1.8L turbo petrol. For performance and sport enthusiasts, the Audi S4 was introduced. It had a 260bhp 2.7litre engine with twin turbochargers under the bonnet. It was equipped with Quattro 4 wheel drive and had a 0-62mph time of 5.6 seconds. On the road, it returns a great drive with a light steering, minimum body roll and a strong road grip that adds to the driver’s confidence. But still it can’t beat the precise handling of BMW 3 Series. However, the Audi AR returns an extremely comfortable and entertaining drive.
Declan Watts is an expert in Audi A4 Engine. If you are interested in learning more about quality Audi A4 3.0 Engine, please contact us by visiting: Audi A4 3.0 Engine or by calling us at 442085960396