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2017 Audi A4 Diesel Variant Set to Launch in February

The current 2.0-litre diesel engine is Euro VI emissions norms compliant and is not available in India.

News18.com

Updated:January 30, 2017, 2:25 PM IST
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2017 Audi A4 Diesel Variant Set to Launch in February
Audi A4 petrol variant (Image: News18.com)

So far only available in 150hp 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, Audi India is about to launch the A4's diesel variant next month.

Originally launched in September 2016, the A4 has been due to get a diesel version. The delay in its launch was caused as the diesel engine had to be calibrated for lower grade fuel available in India, according to a report on Autocar India.

The current 2.0-litre diesel engine is Euro VI emissions norms compliant and is not available in India.

Also read: Audi A4 First Drive Review: A Tech Loaded Luxury Sedan

The new EA288 diesel engine is expected to develop 190hp, which is 15hp over what the old A4 35TDI delivered. It would come paired to a Audi S Tronic seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. A six-speed manual may be added to the line-up.

Also read: Audi A3 Expected to Launch in March 2017

The diesel variant is also likely to be offered only with front-wheel drive. When launched, the A4 diesel will rival the likes of the BMW 320d and the Mercedes C 220 d.

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