Test-drive Audi A4 1.8T
At the head of a family of A4 is a car equipped with an engine 1.8T, five-speed manual gearbox and front drive. However, not all could make such an option.
If you live in a cold country with harsh winters, you will approach the car with the famous full-suspension drive Audi Quattro. If you live in warm or temperate climates, you can choose the car with one of the automated CPR. Multitronic and Tiptronic are set at full-drive cars. Both transmission and provide a mechanical gear shift.
1.8T - is 1.8 liter, 4-cylinder engine with turbo-supercharged power to 170 hp According to the producers, the front-drive A4, equipped with such a motor in combination with mechanical CPR or with Multitronic, with places able to accelerate to a speed of 100 km / h in 7.8 seconds. Full-drive model with the automatic Tiptronic - a little slower - only 8.5 seconds. Representatives of Audi claim that the engine 1.8T - this is the first engine with turbo-supercharging, which is described as �one of the most environmentally friendly engines�. If you want a car with a more powerful engine, you will approach a model equipped with a new, all-aluminum, 3-liter engine V6 power of 220 hp, which was created specifically for the 2002 model year vehicles. Choosing the A4 with 3-liter engine and front drive, you get Variator Multitronic. This equipment will allow the scene to disperse up to 100 km per hour in 7 seconds. Full power model can also be included with the 6-speed manual gearbox or automatic with Tiptronic. Gearboxes A4 wheel with 3-liter engine, accelerate a little slower - for 7.7 seconds.
According to testers the most fun was a trip to full-drive version with a 3.0 liter engine and 6-speed CAT, but it is fully Drive-A4 with the 1.8T engine and five-speed gearbox - this is the machine �which is to spend money �.
Manufacturers should thoroughly examine the market for mechanical transmissions and make the appropriate corrections to their own. Lack of CAT produced by Audi, is that the gear selector is not �slide� from one position to another, but rather difficult to �switch� in a neutral position at all hang out too.
Cars equipped with ?????????? worked fairly well, which pleasantly surprised and pleased testers. In calmer conditions Multitronic virtually unnoticeable with good software control electronics, the driver think that he drive a car fitted with an ordinary machine. But if you drive your wishes waiting disappointment because vdavlivaya trigger in half, you expect the car to jerk with a frenzied pace, but the machine first �think about your proposal�, and then were reluctant to obey. Choosing a car with Multitronic, you will get some benefits. Compared with the ordinary automatic Multitronic saves not only fuel, but also gains in weight.
Compared with old models A4, managing new cars has become much more pleasant. Firstly, the rigidity of the structure of the body 2002 model year vehicles by 45% more than in the past and can boast the highest specific strength of this class of machines. Secondly, the suspension became almost twice more through the use of aluminum components. Plus, the entire rear suspension the front-drive cars designed in such a way that the rear wheels more efficiently skrashivayut road roughness. Through all of this innovation machine provides a pleasant trip, but the driver and passengers are protected from shaking. 17 - inch wheels, wearing a thick rubber, not only looks impressive, but also provides excellent adhesion to the road.
Car interior design solution is simple. Despite the fact that nobody has yet managed to produce a more luxurious and comfortable cabin, the producers managed to make some improvements. For example, buttons 150-Watt audio system is quite large and easy to use, a CD-chendzher built into the interior of the dashboard. Interior design is not very much different from previous models. On models with 1.8T engine center console painted in metallic gray, but not compatible with the primary colors. On all models you can see the decorative panels, made of dark wood. It goes without saying that all materials meet the highest standards of quality. Natural leather interior is available only for vehicles with 3.0 liter engine, but your friends and family members for anything not guess that the seat cover kozhzamenitelem. Design of seats is quite changed: pillows have become longer, more comfortable and ergonomic. By increasing the wheelbase to 3.5 cm rear passengers more space. Foot space has increased by 5 cm
In short, A4 1.8T - wonderful choice: a good controllability, prestige, perfect design. This combination occurs infrequently.