Audi A4 Saloon, A4 Avant and A5 Coupe add Ultra variants
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 16:15
EFFICIENT: Models boast up to 56.5mpg
Three Audi models are to benefit from the manufacturer’s efficiency-boosting Ultra technology.
The A4 Saloon, A4 Avant and A5 Coupe models, priced from £28,320, £29,620 and £31,120 respectively, are now available ahead of April delivery.
New engines, linked exclusively to six-speed manual gearboxes, deliver increased torque, Euro VI compliance, and fuel economy of up to 56.5mpg.
Green credentials have also been severely boosted, with CO2 emissions now from 109g/km.
The 163PS unit powering the vehicles is a completely new development engineered for leaner burning with no impact on performance.
It works with a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system which removes nitrogen oxides from the exhaust.
Acceleration from 0-62mph in the A5 TDI Ultra is 8.3seconds, with a top speed of 140mph.
The same performance also applies to the new A4 2.0litre TDI Ultra, adding 56.5mpg fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 109g/km.
Meanwhile, the A4 Avant hits 0-62mph in 8.6seconds, a top speed of 134mph, 55.4mpg fuel economy and CO2 output of 114g/km.
The addition of the Ultra variants, which follows last month’s move to bolster the A6 range, brings significant BIK benefits for fleets as well as reduced VED rates.
A4 Saloon and A5 Coupe models are in band B for VED, with the A4 Avant in band C, with BIK liabilities of 16%, 16% and 17% respectively.
All models closely resemble SE versions of the A4 and A5, with the A5 Coupe Ultra available exclusively in SE form.
A4 and A4 Avant versions can also be upgraded to SE Technik specification.
SE equipment includes 17inch alloy wheels, an Audi Concert CD audio system, DAB, 6.5inch colour monitor, light and rain sensors, rear parking sensors and electronic climate control.
A5 SE models also feature Milano leather upholstery.
SE Technik specification for the A4 adds Milano leather upholstery, along with MMI Navigation plus, iPod connection and the Audi Parking System Plus.
All A4 and A5 ultra models are equipped as standard with lowered sports suspension.