2017 Audi A4 sedan is innovative & advanced – Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
As the bestselling model in Audi history, the all-new 2017 A4, with innovative design and advanced technologies, sets a new benchmark for the luxury sedan segment. Boasting class-leading horsepower, confidence inspiring driving dynamics, as well as available driver assistance and infotainment systems, the A4 represents the best in every detail from Audi and exceeds the exceptional standards that have become synonymous with the four rings.
From the redeveloped engine to the available Audi virtual cockpit, technological innovations found throughout the 2017 Audi A4 provided inspiration for the precise and striking design details of the all-new sedan. The exterior represents the latest refinements in Audi design, from the crisp, wrap-around lines emphasizing the vehicle’s length to the powerful wheel arches that accentuate the vehicle’s performance appeal. The front of the A4 boasts the signature Singleframe grille which adds depth and sporty character and a newly designed clam-shell hood which flows seamlessly into the shoulder line, giving the A4 a dynamic stance. The available Audi LED headlights with progressive undercut design provide a focused look and give the A4 an unmistakable appearance. With the introduction of LED technology, LED headlights are an Audi signature and have become an industry standard.
Offered in Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige trim levels, power for the all-new A4 sedan is generated by a completely redeveloped 2.0L TFSI four-cylinder engine. Torque is communicated to the pavement through a new generation of the seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission for both the front-wheel drive and available quattro all-wheel drive models. The available quattro all-wheel drive features a self-locking center differential and wheel-selective torque control.
The standard Audi drive select system includes four modes – comfort, auto, dynamic and individual which allow the driver to change gear shift points, steering, damper control and adaptive cruise control adjustments. The optional adaptive damping suspension (10 mm lower ride height) enables various suspension and damping combinations to be adjustable via Audi drive select. Additionally, an available sport suspension lowers ride height by approximately 23 mm.
Inside the passenger cabin, the refined interior of the A4 includes greater attention to detail through functional refinements and additional driver-focused technologies. The acoustic windshield was designed to help keep cabin noise to an exceptionally low level and standard ambient LED interior lighting creates a positive sense of space and highlights the high-quality materials throughout the interior. In addition, the all-new A4 features improved interior space with increased shoulder and head clearance for the driver and front-seat passenger as well as increased rear legroom.
The A4 also features a suite of advanced infotainment functions including the available Audi virtual cockpit and a newly designed infotainment system with standard Audi smartphone integration, which supports Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. An available 19 speaker, 755 watt Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System virtually creates a sense of sound dimensionality offering a revolutionary, life-like musical experience. With exceptional attention to detail, dynamic handling, sharpened design and the latest technologies, the ninth generation A4 sets a new standard in the luxury sedan segment.
Dimensions & specifications
Wheelbase: 111.0; overall length: 186.1; width: 79.6; height: 56.2
All vehicle measurements are in inches.
Engine: 2.0L TFSI ultra turbocharged four cylinder – 190 hp at 4200-6000 rpm and 236 lbs-ft of torque at 1450-4200 rpm; 2.0L TFSI turbocharged four-cylinder – 252 hp at 5600 – 6000 rpm and 273 lbs-ft of torque at 1600 – 4500 rpm
Transmission: seven-speed S tronic automatic
EPA Fuel Economy: 2.0L TFSI ultra – 27 city/37 hwy.; 2.0L TFSI – 25 city/33 hwy. (front wheel drive), 24 city/31 hwy. (all-wheel drive)
Cargo capacity: 13.0 cubic feet
Dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, dual Sideguard head curtain side-impact airbags, dual front seat knee airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, electronic brake-pressure distribution, brake assist, electronic stability control with secondary brake assist, traction control, vehicle immobilizer, power central locking system, automatic Xenon plus high intensity discharge headlamps, LED daytime running lights, LED rear fog lights, Bluetooth hands free phone system, HomeLink garage door opener, keyless engine start/stop, rearview parking camera, Audi PreSense basic/city, rain-sensitive windshield wipers, and tire-pressure monitoring system. Premium Plus adds LED headlights, Audi connect CARE assistance and security services, Audi advanced key, parking system plus, and alarm system. Prestige adds navigation system, top view camera, and Audi side assist with Audi Pre Sense rear.
Optional safety features include rear side-impact airbags, Audi adaptive cruise control with traffic jam assist, Audi active lane assist, high beam assist, and traffic sign recognition.
Basic: 4-year/50,000 miles
The basic Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2017 Audi A4 sedan starts from $34, 900 for the Premium front-wheel drive up to $48,000 for the Prestige all-wheel drive. Destination charges add $925.