Inasmuch as the new 2017 Audi A4 may not seem as fresh or exciting as newer rivals, it still offers serious reasons why it should be considered in your priority list. Some of these reasons include but not limited to a spacious backseat, an upscale cabin, a responsive handling, comfortable ride quality, and a tons of entertainment and convenience features.
The Audi A4 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
In the entry-level luxury sedan segment, the A4 is considered as the elder statesman, as it shares the same platform with the existing generation model which debuted seven years ago. Without a doubt, a closer observation of the A4 specs sheet will hint to you that time has taken a toll on it. For instance, unlike most of its stablemates, the new model doesn’t offer a diesel powerplant which is thriftier at the pump.
Quiet And Comfortable
Gratefully, there are plenty of appealing features and technologies available on the A4 that has always been tantamount to any A4 that has ever debuted on the market. Therefore, just as before, the ride quality is compliant, quiet, and comfortable. Throw in the all-wheel drive system and you’ve got yourself an excellent vehicle that not only offers additional grip whilst on the move but is also downright athletic.
The MMI infotainment system is responsive and crisp and features well-laid audio and climate controls. Another defining hallmark of the A4 is its spacious cabin. It provides ample leg- and headroom even for adult occupants on its back. Exterior wise, the styling is downright retrained.
Better Than The Alternatives?
There is no doubt that despite its age, the A4 is still a formidable force in its class and even fresher alternatives will have to brace up for a bruising battle. Usual rivals in this segment include Lexus IS 200t, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS, and Acura TLX. The Infiniti Q50 is yet another prime suspect.
2017 Audi A4 Review of Trims
Two trims are offered for the 2017 Audi A4: 2.0t Premium, Premium Plus, Allroad, and S4. The latter two are however reviewed separately.
2017 Audi A4 Interior Changes & Exterior Styling
In addition to the 2017 Audi A4 S line flourishes, it comes with cruise control, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a sunroof, automatic xenon headlights, seventeen-inch wheels, a 6.5” display, a 10-speaker sound system, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Audi’s MMI infotainment system, auxiliary audio jack, LED accents and taillights, LED foglights, automatic wipers, rear-folding 60/40-split seatbacks, and a dash-mounted controller.
The 2017 Audi A4 2.0t Premium Plus tacks on passenger and driver memory settings, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, eighteen-inch wheels, keyless ignition and entry, and heated front seats.
The Technology package optionally offered for both trims includes a color trip computer, a console-mounted controller, Bang & Olufsen audio system, mobile app integration, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitor, voice controls, a rearview camera, and a DVD player.
Exclusivity for the Premium Plus is guaranteed by steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles, nineteen-inch wheels, a black cloth headliner, a black rear diffuser, sport bumpers, a flat-bottom steering wheel, leather and synthetic suede upholstery, a sport shift knob, a body-color rear spoiler, and black mirror housings.
Is The Engine of The New 2017 Audi A4 Any Good?
A power output rated at 220 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque is offered by the 2.0L turbocharged engine fitted beneath the hood of the 2017 Audi A4. 0-60 mph is rated at 6.2 seconds with the eight-speed automatic transmission system, and 6.6 seconds with the Continuously Variable Transmission system.
An automatic-equipped 2017 Audi A4 Quattro, according to EPA, should be expected to return fuel economy ratings of 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined, while the 2017 Audi A4 all road ratings should be expected at 22/32/26 mpg.
2017 Audi A4 U.S.A Release Date & Sedan Price
According to industry rumors, we should expect the vehicle sometime in early 2017. 2017 Audi A4 price starts from an MSRP of $35,900.