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Audi A2 TDI Prices Announced

Tue, 10 Apr 2001
The high-tech Audi A2 TDI has now arrived in the UK at lower prices and with lower insurance groups than originally expected.

The A2 1.4 TDI is listed at £14,105 on the road and is in Insurance Group 5. The TDI SE is £16,055 and is in IG 6. (Petrol models are £13,095 for the 1.4 and £15,045 for the 1.4SE. Insurance Groups are also 5 and 6.)

The 1.4 TDI engine develops 75bhp at 4,000rpm and 144lb ft (195Nm) torque at 2,200rpm. CO2 emissions are a very low 116g/km putting the car in the lowest VED group for diesel engines and likely to keep it there in years to come. Its combined EC fuel consumption figure is an incredible 65.7mpg (Urban: 50.4mpg; Extra Urban: 80.7mpg). These engines take a lot of miles to run in. But, once past the 6,000 mile mark, suit the car far better than the rorty but less torquey 1.4 petrol engine.

Comparative figures for the petrol engine are 75bhp at 5,000rpm and 93lb ft (126Nm) torque at 3,800rpm. CO2 emissions are 144g/km (still putting the car in the lowest VED group for petrol engines). Combined consumption figure is 47.1mpg (Urban: 34.5mpg; Extra Urban 60.1mpg).

The long list of standard equipment on the base version includes:- 15 inch alloy wheels with 175/60 tyres; height and reach adjustable steering wheel; ultrasonic anti theft device; ASR traction control; space frame aluminium body; Chorus RDS radio/cassette; driver and passenger airbags; dust and pollen filter; Electronic Differential Lock; electric front windows; electric door mirrors; ABS with EBD; front and rear head restraints; front side airbags; heat insulating glass; height adjustable front seats; individual folding and removable rear seats; ISOFIX child seat fittings; outside temperature gauge; power steering; reading lights; remote radio controlled central locking with transponder immobiliser; rev counter; and side impact protection.

Additional kit on the SE includes 16 inch alloy wheels with 185/60 tyres; extra can holders; door sill protectors; electronic climate control; front fog lights; front and rear floor mats; illuminated vanity mirrors; leather rimmed steering wheel; luggage compartment cover; and removable luggage compartment floor.

Optional extras include a Sliding Sky twin glass panel sunroof; a Multibox interior storage system; a satellite navigation system and leather upholstery.

Finally, don't make the mistake of one Daily Telegraph reader and be misled into thinking that the bonnet cannot be opened. It can by first opening the filler flap at the front, then operating two releases after which the light aluminium bonnet can be lifted off.

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