AVUS Performance Audi A4 Avant Black Arrow Released
Specifically, the new model is powered by the same factory-fitted 2.7-liter TDI engine mated to an 8-speed multitronic transmission but with power outputs improved from the standard figures.
For example, the stage 1 ECU upgrade boosts the maximum power of the A4 from 190bhp and 295 lb/ft of torque up to 230bhp and 358 lb/ft. The manufacturer hasn't mentioned but stage 2 and maybe stage 3 will probably boost the maximum power even more. It did however reveal that upgrades for the 3.0-liter TDI powerplant are also available.
Outside, the car is featuring several improvements, such as 21-inch gloss black rims and coilovers, LED taillights and lowering springs. 19- or 20-inch wheels are also available.
Audi rolled out the fourth generation A4 at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show but the avant version came only a half year later at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. The new model featured a longer wheelbase than its previous generation Avant (117 mm) - as well as lightweight steel components - and was fitted with plenty of new technological features: MMI system, Servotronic steering or electronic park brake. The car shares its base with he new Audi A5 Coupe (Audi Modular Longitudinal Platform), a feature that attracted positive comments regarding stability and weight distribution.
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