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AUDI Auto Union Deutschland Ingolstadt has introduced a new ecofriendly version of its A4 family model that is high on economy but low on emissions.
It uses the same two-litre diesel engine as the larger A6 TDIe, with a power output of 134bhp and an array of devices designed to earn it the right to use the ''e'' moniker (1) A name, title or alias. See alias.
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In A4 TDIe guise there is economy of 60mpg and a CO2 rating of just 120g/km despite a sprightly spright·ly
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Full of spirit and vitality; lively; brisk.
In a lively, animated manner.
spright performance of 143mph and acceleration to 60mph in 9.5 seconds.
This is achieved collectively by the use of high pressure common-rail injection, stop/ start automatic engine cut-out in traffic, changes to the gearing, improved aerodynamics and energy-saving tyres.
It earns a lowly 13 per cent company car tax rating, which for a 40 per cent tax-payer amounts to an annual liability of pounds 1,210. Private buyers will pay just pounds 35 a year in road duty and the car costs from pounds 23,340.
Tax break: The Audi A4 TDIe.