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Audi A4 (B6 A4)

B6 A4

Make: Audi

Model: A4

Released: Jan 1970

Discontinued: Jan 2005

Audi logo1 Jun 2001

By BYRON MATHIOUDAKIS

Larger, roomier, more refined and chunkier, but equally as elegant as its predecessor, the second generation A4 sedan models debuted in June 2001.

It was headed by a 96kW/195Nm 2.0-litre 20-valve four-cylinder engine mated to a slick five-speed manual or an excellent new CVT automatic known as Multitronic.

The carryover 110kW/210Nm 1.8T and 125kW/230Nm 2.4 V6 – as well as a new 162kW/300Nm 3.0 V6 – also featured the Multitronic gearbox, but only in front-wheel drive formats.

The 1.8T quattro and 3.0 quattro used the five-speed Tiptronic automatic. In mid-2002 the A4 wagon arrived in 2.0 guise, followed by a sporty 140kW/240Nm high-performance 1.8 turbo S-Line sedan and wagon in late 2003.

At the same time a new S4 was introduced, powered by a new 253kW/410Nm 4.2 V8 and driving all four wheels.

A small equipment update occurred in June 2004, ahead of a substantial re-skin of the B6 range in early 2005.

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