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New 2012 Audi A4 and S4 now on sale in Australia

Audi has launched the new 2012 Audi A4 and S4 sedan and Avant range in Australia. The new model starts at $52,700, spanning from a turbo 125kW four-cylinder, up to the supercharged 245kW S4.

For the first time for this generation, the A4 and high performance S4 range is available in sedan and Avant wagon form.

Starting at the entry end of the range, the new 2012 Audi A4 1.8 TFSI features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 125kW and 320Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is handled in 8.1 seconds, while fuel economy is rated at a low 5.7L/100km (auto).

Next up is the new Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro. It comes with a 2.0-litre turbo four producing 155kW and 350Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is covered in 6.5 seconds, while fuel economy is rated at a reasonable 6.8L/100km (auto).

Topping out the petrol lineup is the new Audi A4 3.0 TFSI quattro all-wheel drive. It comes with a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 producing 200kW and 400Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is done and dusted in just 5.4 seconds, while fuel economy is rated at 8.1L/100km.

For the turbo-diesel range, it starts with the new A4 2.0 TDI producing 130kW and 380Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is covered in 7.9 seconds, while fuel economy is rated at an extremely low 4.8L/100km.

Next is the new Audi A4 3.0 TDI. It comes with a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 producing 150kW and 400Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is covered in a sprightly 7.1 seconds, while fuel economy is also rated very low, at 4.9L/100km.

Lastly for the diesel range, there’s the new Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro all-wheel drive. It comes with a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 producing 180kW and 500Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is covered in just 5.9 seconds, while fuel economy is rated at a reasonable 5.7L/100km.

Finally, for us performance enthusiasts there is the new 2012 Audi S4. It comes with a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 producing 245kW and 440Nm, matched up to an S tronic automatic transmission with stop-start technology as standard. Acceleration from 0-100km/h can be covered in 5.0 seconds, while fuel economy is rated at 8.1L/100km.

Audi says fuel economy across the board has been improved by around 16 per cent.

Prices for the new model range is as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2012 Audi A4 1.8 TFSI manual                                           125kW                                    $52,700
2012 Audi A4 1.8 TFSI multitronic                                     125kW                                    $55,500
2012 Audi A4 2.0 TDI multitronic                                       130kW                                    $57,900
2012 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro manual                              155kW                                    $61,700
2012 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic                             155kW                                    $64,500
2012 Audi A4 3.0 TDI multitronic                                       150kW                                    $68,900
2012 Audi A4 3.0 TDI quattro S tronic                               180kW                                   $88,000
2012 Audi A4 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic                             200kW                                   $93,400

2012 Audi A4 Avant 1.8 TFSI multitronic                           125kW                                    $58,500
2012 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI multitronic                             130kW                                    $60,900
2012 Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic                   155kW                                    $67,500
2012 Audi A4 Avant 3.0 TDI multitronic                             150kW                                    $71,900

2012 Audi S4 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic                             245kW                                   $120,400
2012 Audi S4 Avant 3.0 TFSI quattro S tronic                   245kW                                   $123,900

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.