About Audi A4 Quattro
Belonging to the Audi A4 lineup, Audi A4 Quattro has been built by the German automobile manufacturer Audi AG, part of the Volkswagen Group since 1994 as a compact executive car. Originally introduced as a model in A4 lineup to replace the Audi 80, A4 Quattro is the model that has Quattro all-wheel drive system. Competing against the Acura TLX, Volvo S60 and Jaguar XE, A4 Quattro is developing sync with the whole A4 model lineup. Now, A4 Quattro is in its fifth generation.
The fourth-generation Audi A4 Quattro (Typ 8K) was produced from October 2007 to 2015 based on the Volkswagen Group B8 (MLB/MLP) platform. A4 Quattro was introduced at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show and went on sale in early summer 2009. It was offered in two body style, 4-door saloon/sedan and 5-door Avant (estate/wagon). Featured a wider track, increased ground clearance, Quattro permanent four-wheel drive, a distinctive radiator grille, stainless steel underbody guards and roof rails, Audi A4 Quattro was powered by 2.0 L turbocharged I4 rated at 211 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque and a 3.2 L V6 producing 265 hp and 243 pound-feet of torque. Current A4 Quattro (Typ 8W) was unveiled in June 2015 for the 2016 model year. Two body styles get carried over from previous generation. And now, A4 Quattro gets power from a 3.0 L V6 rated at 268 bhp and 443 pound-feet of torque. And power is sent through either a 7-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission to Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
Audi A4 Quattro Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Boasting agile Quattro all-wheel drive system, swift acceleration, sharp handling, generous cargo space and understated yet luxurious cabin, Audi A4 Quattro is compelling choice for those who frequently face rain or snow. But for consistent safe ride, you should also know these common problems on your A4 Quattro:
First, for Audi A4 Quattro drivers, engine failure is only one bad problem as cooling system failure make all worse. You may know engine failure is the culprit of suffered performed vehicle and short-lived vehicle, while cooling system failure makes this happen earlier and prematurely. You are advised to learn about these typical symptoms of both problems and get them solved as early as possible. Generally, engine failure often starts with whining, squealing or rattling from the engine; but when the cooling system starts to leak coolant and engine keeps overheating and stays at high temperature, the engine will experience performance issues such as misfiring, stalling and hard starting or inability to start. Finally, the vehicle will also decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy. Once Low Coolant Light and Check Engine Light come on, please inspect the A4 Quattro spark plug, oil filter, air filter, engine control module, intake manifold, water pump, coolant reservoir, fuel pump and valve cover gasket immediately.
Second, another terrible issue on Audi A4 Quattro would be transmission failure since most drivers have no idea about what the problem is and how to diagnose and solve it in time. In this way, due to lack of knowledge, this issue will deteriorate to cause drivability problem and make the vehicle impotent. These recognizable and simple symptoms of transmission failure provided by experienced A4 Quattro drivers should be your lifesaver. When there are clunking or grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle, the transmission fluids leaking on the ground, the indicator not matching the gear, you should be alert; next, the transmission may slip and surge, you even feel hard to shift cable. The most important point is to keep the A4 Quattro transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, transfer case seal and clutch fork.
However, for complete safety and comfort on your Audi A4 Quattro, you need to perform routine maintenance on routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts. Some parts including A4 Quattro seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter are supposed to be put on routine maintenance list.
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