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Audi reveals new petrol engine for next A4

Date: 12 May 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Audi has revealed a 190hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which it says can emit "in excess" of 56mpg. It is expected to be installed in the new A4 by the end of the year.

BusinessCar contacted Audi to confirm the engine's CO2 emissions, but they are not available at this stage. Currently the most powerful petrol A4 - a 170hp 1.8-ltre engine - emits 142g/km of CO2 and returns 49.6mpg.

"We're now taking a crucial step further with rightsizing," said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, member of the board of management for technical development at Audi. "The reduction in displacement and engine speed can be optimally effective only if reasonably related to the vehicle class and the customers' everyday use.

"Rightsizing thus involves the optimal interplay of vehicle class, displacement, output, torque and efficiency characteristics under everyday conditions. Our new 2.0 TFSI is a prime example of Vorsprung durch Technik."