Audi introduces the 2011 A4 Avant Wagon to Europe and North America

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Audi is introducing a new and more fuel efficient A4 2.0-liter station wagon to Europe and North America, and it is called the A4 Avant Wagon.  The 2011 Audi A4 Avant Wagon is based on the new A4 sedan, but the Avant model is a bit larger due to its station wagon platform.

Compared to the previous model, the proportions of the 2011 A4 Avant Wagon have been changed considerably. The front overhang has been shortened, and the hood and the wheelbase have gained a few inches in length. The new measurement is about 15.42 feet in length, which is about 4.72 inches longer than the previous model. The 2011 A4 Avant Wagon has a much more rigid and stronger body, but at the same time, it is about 10 percent lighter.

The 2011 A4 Avant Wagon will come with a choice of three diesel engine and two gasoline ones in Europe, while a new turbocharged four-cylinder will solely be only North America.

With the latest 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine, it produces 136 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. The new diesel engine on the 2011 A4 Avant Wagon provides a combined fuel consumption of 51.1 mpg US with CO2 emissions of 120 grams per km. Audi claims that CO2 emissions have been reduced about nine grams when compared to previous models. As for performance, the 2011 A4 Avant Wagon can accelerate from 0-62 mph in about 9.8 seconds with top speed of 129 mph.

And for the 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged engine on the 2011 A4 Avant Wagon, it produces an impressive 211 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. With the solely Tiptronic eight-speed transmission, the 2011 Audi A4 Avant Wagon is  rated at 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. In addition, it is also available with quattro all-wheel drive as well.

The 2011 A4 Avant Wagon is offered with a starting price of €33,250 in Germany.