As the newest version of its most popular sedan, there's a lot riding on the new 2017 Audi A4. Good thing Audi nailed it. The new Audi A4 is packed full of cutting-edge and class-exclusive technology, like a customizable instrument display that shows not just gauges, but Google maps and directions. The new adaptive cruise control is integrated with GPS so it automatically slows the car as you approach a turn. But even without the electronic wizardry, the new Audi A4 would be a worthy competitor against the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS and other competitors. The powerful engine, available all-wheel drive and sharp driving dynamics make this car fun no matter what.
The 2017 Audi A4 is all-new, with sharpened styling, high-tech options, a more powerful engine, and a ton of other innovations that make it a contender for best-in-class, and maybe the outright title holder.
Audi’s A4 and S4 sedans for 2016 receive a few upgrades including a standard 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel on the entry-level Premium trim, a Bang & Olufsen sound system added to the Technology package on Premium Plus trims and new 19-inch wheels for the S line competition plus package.
Audi’s A4 and S4 for 2015 receive a number of minor improvements, the highlights of which include the addition of last year’s S line style package as standard equipment on all A4s. A 60/40-split rear seat, headlight washers and 3-zone climate control are also now standard on all A4s.
For 2014 the Audi A4 line has moderate changes. The turbocharged 4-cylinder engine of the A4 is up to 220 horsepower, and the rest of the changes are related to the content of some options packages, trim details, new-design wheels and the like.
2013 Audi A4 gets a new hood and headlights, and inside, there's a new instrument cluster with simplified layout for the Multi Media Interface (MMI) electronics control. Electric power steering replaces the previous hydraulic boost. The A4 Avant
wagon goes away with the arrival of the new Allroad.
In addition to a few minor updates, the 2011 Audi A4 2.0T is available with a new eight-speed automatic transmission that replaces last year's six-speed unit, a Titanium Sport package with 19-inch alloy wheels and a retuned suspension, and an HD Radio feature included with the optional navigation system.
The 3.2-liter V6 engine has been dropped from the lineup. Other than this, changes for 2010 are limited to some reshuffling of content. Bluetooth and Homelink are now packaged together as optional equipment on Premium models, while Premium Plus and Prestige trims gain LED taillights. Prestige models feature standard 3D navigation and the Bang & Olufsen premium audio system is now optional on the Premium Plus.
2009 Audi A4 gets a well-deserved re-do, most notably a sizeable increase in interior room, enhanced optional and standard equipment lists and a more powerful 2.0-liter, 211-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
For 2007 the exterior styling has been freshened and echoes the look of the new generation TT. The same FSI gasoline direct injection engines which previously graced the
Audi A3 are now found in the A4 Cabriolet. Suspension and steering components have also been updated to offer better feedback.
"I purchased this vehicle shortly after it began shipping to the US. I am very pleased with it so far, only a few small cons. Overall, the exterior styling is traditional but sharp and the LED lights help to accent. Inside, the cabin is well appointed - especially on Premium Plus and Prestige models with the upgraded tech package. Performance is good - especially on Quattro models. Sometimes the transmission exhibits a slight hesitation when starting from a stop and occasionally between 1st and second, especially when in slow traffic for long durations. I personally like how the car can wear many hats - business/professional, daily driver, and sport driver. Plenty of space in the front seats - easy to accommodate very tall people. Decent rear seat space given the front seats are not all the way back. Trunk will hold several large boxes or the typical items and golf clubs. Fuel economy is as estimated - even a little better in light traffic and highway driving sometimes. While the EPA estimates for the Premium Plus 2.0 T model is 24/31 MPG, I can get 31 on an around town trip with light traffic. I have gotten as much as 39 MPG on flat interstates when traveling less than 75 MPH. The only other drawbacks are the steering can be a little light in terms of feedback and the cupholders are slightly too far forward under the dash to accommodate very large or tall drinks. Overall, considering price, appearance and efficiency - this car is definitely at the top of its class. While this car has broad appeal - it is definitely a car for young professionals, especially in business and technology fields."
Pros: "Technology beyond others in this segment, comfort"
Cons: "Small glove box, placement of cupholders"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I moved out of my larger 2015 Audi A6 to get in to the new technologies and design of the 2017 A4. My prior A6 now seems old and behind the times in regards to design. The 017 A4 is like a mobile business office and allows on to do a host of things with an Apple IPHONE due to seamless integration with software due to Audi Car Play. One can give voice commands for sending texts and the system is flawless in regards to taking voice to text for messages and all done without taking the hands off the steering wheel. The A4 in Prestige edition with the driving assistance package does not provide autonomous driving yet provides a host of safety features that enhance driving on both the highway and inner city. Performance is sport with nice steering input and road holding characteristics with a 4 liter that strains a bit yet surprisedly, almost meets the acceleration of my prior A6 (3.0 liter). I am impressed by mileage getting overall 28.4 mpg on all around driving and up to 35 mpg on strict highway driving cruising at 70 mph. I have the Quattro system and with winter tires the car performs exceptionally in all types of snow conditions. Fit and finish is top notch with excellent construction and a very ergonomically designed interior that is intuitive to operate. Probably one of the best entry, small luxury 4 door sedans that one can buy considering the technology that has been thrown into this vehicle. I have read reviews that exterior design is not evolving radically and quickly enough to please those whom think a new car design should be a radical departure from prior designs. This is simply the Audi way, yet one needs to know years down the line your vehicle will not look old or outdated. I think the exterior design is classic and refined."
"Ive owned many different luxury vehicles over the years. However, the A4 really blows me away with the immense amount of technology, comfort and safety features.
After looking and driving the 2017 C class, BMW 3 series and Jaguar XE, there was no comparison.
The C class felt cramped, the 3 series seemed boring and the build quality of the Jaguar was an embarrassment to the brand.
Really love my A4 and cant wait to get another when my lease is up"