The Audi A4 is by far the best selling vehicle for Audi and there are many reasons for this. This vehicle really looks strong and curvy from the outside, but surprisingly offers a lot of room on the inside. For a full size sedan the A4 offers a very fuel efficient way to transport the whole family in style. The exterior and interior of this vehicle cannot be mistaken; they both display some of Audi’s signature design and style.
There are few design chances since the 2009 model of the A4, however the latest model does offer an all new 8-speed automatic transmission which is definitely a nice addition. The new transmission promises to deliver a amazingly smooth shift points and will also help boost the overall mileage on the A4.
There are many things to get excited about when you are looking at this great midsized sedan from Audi. Much like the A3, if you add all the features and options to the standard package, you may be in the same price range as the next model up, the A6.
Bodystyles: Sedan, Wagon
Engines: 2.0L turbocharged I-4, 3.0L supercharged V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed manual, 7-speed auto-clutch manual, 8-speed automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission
Models: Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige, S4
The 2011 Audi A4 gets several small equipment changes depending on trim level. HD Radio is now integrated into the optional navigation system, and an 8-speed automatic transmission replaces the old 6-speed. Birch wood trim has been replaced with Nutmeg Laurel wood and the Prestige trim level gets a reverse camera and parking sensors while the Premium Plus trim gets an auto-dimming interior mirror standard.
The 2011 Audi A4 is among the best-looking cars in its segment and carries one of the best interpretations of Audi’s signature LED driving lights. Whether in sedan or wagon form, the sheetmetal is pulled tight around the frame giving it a taut, muscular appearance.
Leather, power front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control are all standard across the range, along with a multi-function steering wheel. Wood trim is optional on all models while heated seats are optional on base models and standard on all others.
The A4’s base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is torquey and smooth, offering 211 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Enthusiasts will prefer the S4’s 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 with its healthy 333 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Audi has dropped the mid-range naturally-aspirated V-6, leaving whole between the engine offerings. Optional adjustable suspension is user customizable.
Electronic aids such as Stability Control and Traction Control are standard. Driver and passenger front airbags are standard, along with side impact thorax bags and front and rear head curtain bags.
A4 Sedan FWD: 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway
A4 Sedan AWD Manual: 21 mpg city/31 mpg highway
A4 Sedan AWD Automatic, A4 Avant Wagon AWD: 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway
S4 Manual: 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway
S4 Automatic: 18 mpg city/28 mpg highway
- Great styling
- Good mileage
- Quattro AWD
- Large trunk
- Optional adjustable suspension
- No mid-range engine option
- Gets very pricey very fast
- CVT transmission
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