we know that looks are subjective, but really, is there a better-looking entry-level
luxury sedan on the road that's as handsome as the Audi A4? Certainly, Audi just
keeps knocking them out of the park in terms of sheer beauty. From every angle
and in every iteration (sedan, wagon or the all-new convertible), the A4's pure
and cohesive design manages to have a distinct identity without looking the least
similarly high level of sophistication is found inside the A4 as well. Its gauges
are simple and clear, and the fit and finish are absolutely stellar. Like so many
others in this class, wood or metal swaths adorn the dash and doors, complimented
by bountiful chrome accents. All seats are very German in terms of firmness and
support, and while the rear seat isn't for the long of leg, it's better than some
of its primary rivals.
A4 is available with either a smooth, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine
(170 hp) or a delicious 3.0-liter V-6 (220 hp). As with many sport-flavored entries
in this class, you can either shift it yourself or have it shift for you, with
the 3.0-liter even offering a state-of-the-art continuously variable transmission
that must be felt to be believed. All A4s are available with either front-wheel
drive or Audi's legendary Quattro all-wheel drive system.
for the A4 sedan and wagon start in the mid-Twenties and rise to the mid-Thirties,
while the convertible starts in the low Forties.